Clemson University

December 3, 2013

Chad Morris among those mentioned as possible Grobe successor at Wake Forest

On Sunday, Dabo Swinney said he had received no contact from any school wanting to discuss a head coaching job with Chad Morris. Then came Monday, and the unexpected resignation of long-time Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe.

On Sunday, Dabo Swinney said he had received no contact from any school wanting to discuss a head coaching job with Chad Morris.

Then came Monday, and the unexpected resignation of long-time Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe.

On Tuesday, CBSSports’ Bruce Feldman mentioned Morris as an attractive possibility for the Deacons.

Others mentioned in various reports include head coaches Pete Lembo of Ball State and Matt Wells of Utah, and coordinators Pat Narduzzi of Michigan State, Noel Mazzone of UCLA and Greg Roman of the San Francisco 49ers, along with former Southern California interim head coach Ed Orgeron.

There is no indication that there has been official, or unofficial, contact between Wake Forest and any of those mentioned at this time.

Morris, who was recently honored as the national assistant coach of the year, likely will mentioned for more than one job as the coaching carousel gains momentum in the next few weeks.

Morris interviewed with Texas Tech, N.C. State and South Florida last year. Last month, Morris apparently expressed no interest in discussing Connecticut’s opening with school officials.

“Those are things as they arise that we always communicate on,” Swinney said on Sunday. “I’ve had no communication with anyone about anything like that.

“If we have guys that have opportunities, if jobs come open, the biggest thing is communication and everyone being on the same page. We usually don’t address that during the season.”

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