SMU’s Chad Morris responds to reported interest in Ole Miss coaching job

Published 5:17 pm Saturday, November 25, 2017

SMU’s Chad Morris didn’t acknowledge any interest he may have in Ole Miss’ coaching job, but he didn’t deny it either.

“You know what, this is all about these kids,” Morris said when asked about his reported interest in the Rebels’ vacant position after SMU’s 41-38 win over Tulane on Saturday, according to The Dallas Morning News. “This is all about SMU. I’m 100 percent dedicated right here to these young men and this university. I’m just really proud of our kids.”

Gridiron Now, citing anonymous sources, reported Friday that Morris “wants the job” at Ole Miss. Morris, whose profile in the coaching ranks rose as Clemson’s offensive coordinator, just finished his third season at SMU, leading the Mustangs to a 7-5 record. He’s accumulated a 14-22 record at SMU.

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Ole Miss finished its season under interim coach Matt Luke at 6-6 with a 31-28 upset of rival Mississippi State on Thanksgiving night in Starkville.

The possibility of Morris being Ole Miss’ next coach received mixed reviews by fans on social media.