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UA closing in on deal with Morris, sources say

By Tom Murphy

This article was published December 6, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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SMU head coach Chad Morris directs the Mustangs against Central Florida during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone)

The Arkansas Razorbacks didn't land their top target Gus Malzahn to be their head football coach, but they appear on the verge of hiring a Texas-based version of Malzahn.

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JerryC2011 says... December 6, 2017 at 5:39 a.m.

I think we are getting a good coach. Go Hogs!

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mloydcaingmailcom says... December 6, 2017 at 7:39 a.m.

Certainly hope they aren't offering 4 mil a year to a mid major HC with a losing record.

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hah406 says... December 6, 2017 at 7:44 a.m.

He went from 1 win to 7 wins in two years at SMU. He has an awesome record as an OC at Tulsa and Clemson. 500 yards and 40 points per game! Hire him! Make sure he gets a good defensive coordinator, and we will be back in business by 2019.

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drs01 says... December 6, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.

I must ask why two coaches with Arkansas ties (Memphis-Auburn) declined? If this guy can recruit in the fertile Texas soil, then maybe it's a good thing. He ought to know many of the HS coaches there. And Texas is our only hope as a recruiting ground. His style of play will help recruiting there.
But it still takes defense to win in the SEC. Ask Gus, Nick, Kirby.

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HenryP says... December 6, 2017 at 9:54 a.m.

Bleacher Reports lists teams that will improve dramatically in 2018 under new coaches. Teams like Nebraska, Tenn, Florida even UNLV. Arkansas is not one of them. Nuff' said?

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BCG says... December 6, 2017 at 10:37 a.m.

Where did the SMU defenses rank nationally? You only list the offensive rankings.

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LRDawg says... December 6, 2017 at 10:57 a.m.

121st ranked defense in the country. Without a top DC this could be worse than Bielema. I don't understand why the Razorbacks negate the defensive side of the football....until Arkansas can stop someone we'll always be an up and down program, with more downs than ups. Wrong conference for offensive juggernauts....defense rules the SEC. See Alabama, Auburn, Georgia

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