Arkansas football coach Chad Morris out in middle of his second season

Jose Verdugo
Noviembre 11, 2019

There was little question that Arkansas was going to make a move away from Chad Morris as their head football coach but who would fill in for the remainder of the season was in question. The move comes as Chad Morris was sacked after just 22 games as the Hogs head coach, in which he went 4-18 overall and 0-14 in the SEC.

The final game was a defining one: A 45-19 loss to a Western Kentucky team that was led by former Arkansas QB Ty Storey. Arkansas has not won an SEC home game since the Hogs beat Florida on November 5, 2016.

Arkansas has an open date this coming weekend before finishing the season against LSU on the road and then Missouri at home.

"As part of my continued evaluation, I have come to the conclusion that a change in leadership is necessary to move our football program forward and position it for success", Arkansas AD Hunter Yurachek said via statement. The Hogs are 0-14 in the Southeastern Conference.

Morris is owed more than $10 million in buyout money, according to recent buyout figures from USA Today.

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Lunney, a former Arkansas quarterback, is in his seventh season on Arkansas' coaching staff.

That's an expensive decision for Arkansas, which swallowed an $11.9 million buyout for Bret Bielema two years ago.

Arkansas will hold a press conference on Monday about the firing and Barry Lunney the interim head coach.

Arkansas could end up pursuing Auburn's Gus Malzahn, Memphis' Mike Norvell or Washington State's Mike Leach, among others.

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