Chad Morris to be Arkansas Razorbacks next head football coach

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Per Trey Biddy of, Morris will be named the Razorbacks' head coach.

Bielema took over in Fayeteville in December of 2012, leaving his head coaching job at the University of Wisconsin where he had coached since 2006.

The University of Arkansas and SMU Football coach Chad Morris dotted the contract i's and crossed the t's for Morris Wednesday afternoon officially to be announced as the Razorbacks new head football coach. Malzahn offered up his congratulations and a warm welcome to the division to Morris.

Morris leaves the Mustangs after compiling a 14-22 in three seasons. That matchup will also be the Hogs' 2018 SEC opener.

Morris coached at five Texas high schools in 16 seasons and had a record of 169-38.

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He would drastically help with Arkansas' recruiting in the state of Texas as 43/46 of his SMU signees were from Texas the last two years.

SMU went 1-11 the year before Morris was hired. SMU improved to 5-7 previous year, including a 38-16 win over No. 11 Houston.

In his first year at SMU, the Mustangs went 2-10.

Morris is a native of Edgewood, Texas, about 60 miles east of Dallas, and attended college at Texas A&M, where he earned a degree in mathematics in 1992. The Razorbacks promoted Hatfield's offensive coordinator, Jack Crowe, who had not been a head coach in more than a decade. SMU finished the 2017 season with a 7-5 record, finishing 4-4 in the AAC conference.