What they're saying about Chad Morris' hire as Arkansas football coach

By: WholeHogSports
Published: Thursday, December 7, 2017
SMU head coach Chad Morris walks the field during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Tulsa in Dallas, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
SMU head coach Chad Morris walks the field during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Tulsa in Dallas, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Dan Wolken, USA Today Sports

“It’s a good day for the Razorbacks.”

Brandon Marcello, Auburn247

“It’s an excellent hire. I’ve said all along it should be pick No. 1. Great offensive mind, great ties to Texas, where Arkansas can do damage in recruiting.”

Jason Kersey, The Athletic

“He is an absolute home run.”

Adam Rittenberg, ESPN.com

“Ignore the record.

“Yes, it defies logic, but if you can’t look beyond the wins and losses with Chad Morris, you’ll never understand why he landed a good Power 5 job.

“Not every on-the-rise college coaching candidate is created equal, and if it seems as if Morris is put in a different category than others in similar positions, it’s true.”

Dan Brooks, former Clemson assistant coach, on Sports Talk with Bo Mattingly

“He’s very intense. He’s a football junkie. He studies it all the time. He’s an innovative guy. He loves to play fast.”

Kyle Foster, The Big Lead

“There are many paths up the ladder and to the big-time. One is raising a phoenix from the ashes. It’s not easy and it’s certainly not for everyone. But [Chad] Morris and [Willie] Taggart [at Florida State] are proof that there’s a benefit to building something with spartan resources.”

Gus Malzahn, Auburn Coach

“Congratulations to my good friend Chad Morris. Great coach, great person. Welcome to the SEC West.”

Brett McMurphy, former ESPN reporter

“Chad Morris’ first three SEC games as Arkansas’ new coach in 2018 are vs. coaches that have reached national title games:

“at Auburn (Gus Malzahn)

“at Texas A&M (Jimbo Fisher)

“vs. Alabama (Nick Saban)”

Adam Grosbard, The Dallas Morning News

“He can handle the pressure. When you are a high school coach in East Texas small towns, everyone is looking at you every minute. So he knows how to handle attention on him.”

Clint Stoerner, former Arkansas quarterback

“Absolute phenomenal hire! Hog Nation should be stoked about the future in Fayetteville! #WPS”

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