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.
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.
Do you want Chad Morris as the next Ole Miss head coach?
— OMRebelNation (@OMRebelNation) November 25, 2017
Ole Miss please don’t make me worry that you are going to hire Chad Morris.
— Matt Williams (@roguephotosMS) November 25, 2017
I’d rather Ole Miss hire Buddy Stephens than Chad Morris. I really hope this is a pre-April Fools Day joke that he’s even considered a candidate.
— Garrett Kalem (@GarrettKalem) November 25, 2017
.@RossBjorkAD please hire Chad Morris. As an Ole Miss fan, I'm tryna keep the level of mediocrity and self-loathing I've grown accustomed to
— Trent O'Malley (@TrentOMalley) November 25, 2017
I️ know @RossBjorkAD will do what’s in the best interest of ole Miss, but I️ am going to have a really really really hard time getting behind Chad Morris. Seems like a lazy hire.
— Ben Shaw (@Olemissbenjamin) November 25, 2017
Chad Morris rebuilt SMU. He played a massive role in building Clemson's national title team. And people scoff at that potential hire because he has Ole Miss connections. Amazing.
— Sam Webb (@SamCWebb) November 25, 2017