I’m going to apologize upfront about this, but I am not buying the whole “aw shucks” routine by Chad Morris. I am 46, and been watching the Hogs since I was 5. This is the worst coaching hire in our history. The whole act he keeps putting on, the walking and talking resume he keeps telling everyone, I am just not buying it. It’s like he’s selling himself all the time to the fanbase, like we’re a recruit. That shows a lack of confidence, and certainly a TOTAL lack of experience. It’s a bad hire that was forced by Jerry Jones and Terry Don Phillips.
I don’t care how long he was a HS coach in Texas, and who he knows there. He’s not one anymore. I don’t care that he was at Clemson, and who he recruited. He is not there, and hasn’t been. You found the unicorn with Watson. So what??? He’s told anyone who will listen this story. But what he wont tell is that he’s got a losing record as a head coach in college, that he got 70 hung on his SMU team by NAVY, and that he’s NEVER had to recruit an SEC caliber player. And he still hasn’t. He got players who wanted to come here already, and committed long ago. Then he got AAC/Sun Belt players that he recruited when he was at SMU. Period.
He is way over his head with this job. He’s not at SMU anymore. It means ZERO! You are in the SEC West. You have to coach against 2 national championship winning coaches in our division, coaches that have been in championship games at the highest level, multiple major coordinators who are amazing, and against the best players in the whole country. It’s the top of the top.
The recruiting job has been awful. BB had his faults, but he’s gone now. He wanted to do what Bama does, but he couldn’t get the players. We have one 4 star player. I don’t want to hear about fit, and place, system, and sleeping giant. Last in the SEC is last i the SEC. Unless he’s hiring Venables from Clemson, it’s a failure on defense. Chavis is an old man who isn’t up to the job. This job isn’t SMU, and it isn’t high school. But his staff is SMU and High School. He just looks like another recruiter who isn’t a coach, and a coordinator that isn’t a good head coach.
We’ve never been last in the SEC until he got here. But we better get used to it. We are going to be bottom of the league for 3-5 years. Again! Trying to get Petrino or HDN back doesn’t look so bad now. I won’t be paying one more dime for those East Indoor Club tickets while this clown is our coach.
I know that many of you don’t feel this way, and that’s fine. This is my opinion and observation.