SMU Found their man

The SMU Mustangs named their next head football coach this week, they signed Clemson Offensive coordinator Chad Morris their next head coach. While there will always be excitement about a new coach coming into town and overturn the staff, there is reason for excitement at SMU with this hire. Morris is known around the state of Texas and has a history with high school coaches from his time as the head coach at Lake Travis.

Fans shouldn’t expect Morris to come in and win immediately, but it is safe to say he will start building this program with local talent and should be able to have SMU back to their levels under June Jones. One knock on Jones was his reluctance to really heavily recruit the local kids, which probably helped his downfall. It is going to be a new start for the Mustangs, and while things won’t be great on day one, Morris can build this program in his vision and turn it into a competitive program.

The only real question is going to be how long will Morris be here? If he starts winning, he could draw the attention of some bigger programs. If that day does happen to come, he will probably leave the program in better shape than he found it. Things are looking up for SMU with this hire.

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Big XII race is wide open

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This weekend will be a pivotal weekend in the Big XII as there are two match-ups between ranked teams and one match up of two teams poised to make the playoffs. These two games could have a big bearing on the conference race as well as the playoff race.

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SMU Coaching Candidates part 4

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As I have previously discussed, there are a lot of candidates I am talking about for the vacant SMU coaching position. Some make sense, and some are questionable, but I feel every name will be one which is considered within the program. SMU may want to reach out and lure a “Big Fish” but they would be better to try and lure in a younger coach who needs a place to “cut his teeth”.
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SMU Coaching candidates part 3

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Continuing the series of looking at potential new coaches on this hilltop, we have had some interesting debate over some of the names on the last two versions of the list, while this list may seem far-fetched to some and kind of crazy to others, these are just names of potential candidates who could be interviewed. It doesn’t mean these guys are even really in the running, I am sure the real list will make it self-known at some point by the end of the season.

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SMU Coaching Candidates Part 2

SMU Ford StadiumAs I am continuing my look at coaching candidates, we are going to look at more names which may be known or unknown at this point. SMU has a long road ahead trying to find that best candidate to carry the Mustangs forward. But they can at least thank June Jones for bring the program back a respectable level. Maybe the next coach can get them to the next level and have them competing for a shot at a conference title. Continue reading

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