While it is early in his tenure at SMU, Chad Morris has ignited a fire upon the hilltop and the team is showing the excitement not only on the practice field, but it is also showing through with their play on the field. While they are only one and three to this point of the season, there have been a ton of positives even within the three losses.
Nobody expected the Mustangs to hang tough with Baylor or TCU this season, but the Mustangs gave both of their former Southwest Conference foes a scare. Yes, they lost and it doesn’t show there, but those games were confidence builders for a team which needs to establish itself going forward.
The Mustangs also have nothing to hang their head about with the loss to James Madison, James Madison is ranked eighth in the FCS and will probably be a title contender. Yeah, it hurts to lose to a lower division team, but James Madison is probably good enough to compete in the FBS and win a lower conference. So, while the wins aren’t there yet, they will come.
The remaining schedule for the Mustangs is:
|10/03/15||vs. East Carolina (ESPNews) *||Ford Stadium||3:00 p.m. CT|
|10/08/15||at Houston (ESPN2) *||Houston, Texas||7:00 p.m. CT|
|10/24/15||at USF *||Tampa, Fla.||TBA|
|10/31/15||vs. Tulsa (Family Weekend) *||Ford Stadium||TBA|
|11/06/15||vs. Temple (ESPN2) *||Ford Stadium||7:00 p.m. CT|
|11/14/15||at Navy (CBS Sports Network) *||Annapolis, Md.||2:30 p.m. CT|
|11/21/15||vs. Tulane *||Ford Stadium||TBA|
|11/28/15||at Memphis *||Memphis, Tenn.||TBA|
While the season has been bumpy to this point, the Mustangs can still win a few games on their schedule and build for the future. Chad Morris has done a great job to this point of the season and has the Mustangs better now then when the season started.
Give Chad Morris a couple of years to recruit and build this program, he will have them competing in the American Conference in no time.Please be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook