Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy.
Chad Morris hired as Auburn offensive coordinator
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn (left) and Arkansas coach Chad Morris speak prior to a game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Former Arkansas football coach Chad Morris has been hired as offensive coordinator at Auburn.
Morris’ contract details have not been released, but his annual pay will be reduced from the $2.45 million annual buyout owed to him by Arkansas through 2023.
Morris was fired as the Razorbacks’ head coach on Nov. 10, a day following a 45-19 loss to Western Kentucky. He was 4-18 overall and 0-14 in SEC games in less than two seasons as Arkansas’ coach.
At Auburn, Morris will be united with his longtime friend Gus Malzahn. Morris and Malzahn first met nearly 20 years ago while head coaches in Texas and Arkansas.
Morris will replace Kenny Dillingham as Auburn’s offensive coordinator. Dillingham accepted a job at Florida State on Monday.
Auburn will be Morris’ third coordinator position. He coordinated Tulsa’s offense in 2010 and at Clemson from 2011-14.
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