Former Razorback calls out Chad Morris after coach blames Arkansas woes on current roster
If you missed it, Chad Morris’ Arkansas program dropped yet another game against a Group of 5 opponent, this time at home against Western Kentucky 45-19. Making matters even worse, WKU is led by former Arkansas quarterback Ty Storey.
Morris now has a 4-18 record following this loss, in which his team was never very competitive. Western Kentucky was up 35-7 at halftime.
In his postgame press conference, Morris was asked if he was the man to turn around the Arkansas program around.
“Absolutely. I am the guy, there is no question,” Morris said. “I knew this was going to take some time, knew this would be a process of recruiting and developing.”
Those comments, while questionable, may not have led to any former players to publicly question Morris but those were not the only comments made by the Arkansas coach.
“It’s going to take some time. It’s not an overnight fix. We’re all frustrated. We’re all incredibly frustrated,” Morris said following the Western Kentucky loss. “We have a big youth movement on this team and a lot of young guys who are contributing. They’re going to be tremendous football players.
“But where we are right now with these guys, we have some major deficiencies that we have to fix and we have to fill. This is not an overnight fix.”
Those comments immediately caught the eye of one proud former Razorback as Dan Skipper reacted with the following comment on Twitter:
“As a guy who played at 18 stop blaming the kids you have and start developing them. The recruiting blame game isn’t the answer: coaching them up is. Today should be about the seniors either way. #WPS.”
It’s hard to argue with any of that. While Skipper’s loyalties may lie with Bret Bielema, you can’t say he’s wrong about any of his remarks.