Time to start saving? Here's the buyout Chad Morris would receive if fired by Arkansas this season
Things are looking bleak in Fayetteville as the Razorbacks are currently getting worked at home against Western Kentucky 35-7 heading into halftime.
While Chad Morris has been in Fayetteville for less than two full seasons, given how poorly Arkansas has played during that time — and only appear to be regressing on the field and in recruiting, it’s time to start asking how long before the school pulls the plug on the coach.
According to Morris’ contract, as outlined by Andrew Hutchinson of HawgBeat, the coach is owed roughly 70 percent of his contract if he were to be fired by Arkansas before Jan. 1, 2023.
Morris’ contract with Arkansas runs through the 2023 season.
So, given the current state of the Arkansas program, what would it cost Arkansas to fire Morris in the coming weeks?
Morris would be owed roughly $10,000,000 if fired before Dec. 31 of 2019. Each day the school holds on to Morris it cost them less to fire him, but at the rate the football program appears to be regressing, they may not be able to afford to wait much longer — regardless of how big of a price tag would come with the coach’s removal.