Following a nasty exit by former head coach June Jones earlier this season, Clemson University offensive coordinator Chad Morris has been named the new head football coach at SMU, per a campus event this afternoon. SMU has been tweeting photos from the gathering to express the campus’ excitement.
SMU spokesperson Kim Cobb tweeted that Morris called the opportunity a “goldmine” and expressed his hope to secure a new football staff as early as Christmas, including some Texas high school coaches.
Morris, a 1992 graduate of Texas A&M, was named the AFCA National Assistant Coach of the Year in 2013.
“It’s got to be a culture change from the get-go,” he said of his hopes for the program.”We’re not going to back down from anybody.”
The Mustangs are 0-11 this season entering their season finale on Saturday against Connecticut.
— Kim Cobb (@SMUkimcobb) December 1, 2014