Before SMU, Morris spent four seasons at Clemson, where he helped turn the Tigers into an offensive power house with his "tempo" approach and played a major role in the recruitment of quarterback Deshaun Watson, now with the Houston Texans. The following season, the 49-year-old Morris took over an SMU program that had fallen apart. Morris' first two recruiting classes at SMU were comprised entirely of Texas recruits. After 16 years as a head coach at the high school level in Texas, Morris entered the college ranks in 2010 as Tulsa's offensive coordinator and associate head coach.
UCF students gather to buy Peach Bowl tickets
The Tigers will kick off the 2018 calendar year by playing UCF in the Peach Bowl on New Year's Day. Off the bat, that would give Auburn the conference's second-leading passer and top rusher.
Morris replaces five-year Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema fired November 24 after the Razorbacks concluded a 4-8 overall/1-7 SEC campaign. He led Lake Travis High School to back-to-back undefeated seasons and state championship in Texas' highest level of competition. The bowl berth this year is the first since a 2012 Hawaii Bowl win over Fresno State.
Morris emerged as Arkansas' pick to replace Bret Bielema after Auburn's Gus Malzahn turned down the Hogs last weekend. Norvell agreed to a contract extension at Memphis earlier Tuesday, and the Morris hire came into picture soon after.
Students shot at USA high school
Troyer said officials believe the shooting took place off school property and the wounded students ran back onto the campus. He confirmed once the authorities got a call regarding the shooting, police swept the area to look for possible suspects.
Crude oil futures fall Rs 26 on weak global cues
An extension had been largely priced in but rising US oil production has been a key concern for the market. But the price has slipped from November's peak at around $65 USA a barrel, the highest since mid-2015.
Regal Entertainment to be acquired by Cineworld
Regal Entertainment Group has a beta of 0.98, offering the possibility of a higher rate of return, but also posing more risk. The acquisition is expected to be strongly accretive to earnings in the first full year following Completion in fiscal 2019.