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. Continue readingPlease be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook
The Mustangs had high hopes and big expectations coming off winning both the regular season conference championship and conference tournament championship. Coming in as a number six seed, they expected to make a deep run into the tournament and hopefully surprise even more people than they did last season with an NIT Championship game run. But Larry Brown had his Mustangs expecting to surprise the world and make a deep run into April. But even he knew the first game would be as challenging as the last game. Continue readingPlease be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook
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.Please be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook
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”.
In the weeks after June Jones surprisingly resigned, there has been a lot of speculation over who could wind up being the next Head Coach on the hilltop. Right now, the Mustangs are in a deep mess and need to look at serious candidates who can bring in some the superb local talent and fire up a fan base which has been very slow to return. While it was a surprise to most within the program to see Jones leave, the coaching staff is working hard to turn this season around and make sure they can end on a high note. Interim Head Coach Tom Mason may be coaching for a full-time head coaching job, but there will be plenty of rumors about possible names to fill the spot vacated by June Jones. Continue readingPlease be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook