Texas Football: 4 best candidates to be next offensive coordinator

Texas Football (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Texas Football (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /
5 of 5
(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

1. Chad Morris

Current Position: Free agent

An outside the box idea that the Texas football program should at least explore in the wake of this coordinator vacancy is looking at the former Clemson offensive coordinator and Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Chad Morris. Arkansas parted ways with Morris earlier in the season after he had horrible losses on his resume as head coach, like the ones to the San Jose State Spartans and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

It just didn’t seem like the head coaching duties were right for Morris, but sometimes that’s just not the right fit for a brilliant offensive mind like his. Morris was resurrecting the SMU Mustangs football program and dramatically bolstered the Clemson offense under Swinney prior to taking the head coaching job at Arkansas.

Even dating back to his days as the offensive coordinator with the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in 2010, Morris led one of the 25 most efficient offenses in the nation.

Morris is also a proven offensive genius coaching in Texas High School football. At one point, he was the head coach at the Austin-area high school Lake Travis (2008-2009). He could definitely recruit the area very well and know how to develop this skill position talent from the top down.

5 takeaways from the Longhorns 2019 regular season. dark. Next

As the only name on this list that doesn’t have a coaching position at the moment, Morris could be the easiest one to lure onto the Forty Acres. If Brady or Harrell doesn’t work out for the Longhorns, then Morris should be one of the next names up that Herman has to contact for this job opening.