Thanksgiving apparently turned out to be quite bountiful for Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris.
According to reports by 247Sports and Scout.com, Morris has agreed to become the new head coach at SMU.
Reporter Chip Brown of Austin, Texas, who writes for the Scout site HornsDigest.com, has some pretty strong details he released on Twitter:
“A high-level #SMU source told me #Clemson OC Chad Morris has agreed to a multi-year contract averaging more than $3 million per year.”
“An announcement of Chad Morris as #SMU's new head coach likely the first week of December, SMU source told me.
“#Clemson OC Chad Morris had #SMU HC job offer for at least 2 weeks, was waiting to see if Dabo Swinney would get #Florida job, source said.”
“It's my understanding if Dabo Swinney got the #Florida job, Morris likely would have been considered for the #Clemson job.”
Morris is a native of Texas and has been in the mix for head coaching opportunities the last couple of years. Morris is one of the highest paid assistants in college football at $1.3 million per season. His contract allows him to leave for a head coaching job without penalty.