Chad Morris Leaving Clemson to be SMU's Head Football Coach

By Jason McIntyre

Chad Morris, the innovative offensive coordinator of the Clemson Tigers, is leaving to become the new head coach at SMU, according to a report. Morris, who previously was a successful high school coach in Texas, should find have the Mustangs bowling after a couple recruiting classes.

But perhaps more important than the actual news of Morris leaving is this report from Chip Brown: Morris had the offer for two weeks, but waited because supposedly, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney wasn’t sure if he’d get the Florida Gators job.

There are two ways to interpret that piece of information: 1) Swinney was in the mix for the Florida job, but it didn’t happen for whatever reason. 2) Swinney has a big enough ego that he thought he’d be in the mix for the UF job, so he told his longtime coordinator not to leave, because maybe he could be the next Clemson coach. But Florida never called, so he told Morris to take the SMU offer.

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