Disappointed Chad Morris reflects on loss to Ole Miss
Arkansas struggled again Saturday night in the loss to Ole Miss. The Rebels defeated the Hogs 31-17 in Oxford.
Chad Morris’ SEC record fell to 0-9. Arkansas is now 1-1 on the season.
Morris was noticeably disappointed during his time with the media.
“All right, extremely disappointed,” Morris started. “Got a group of young men and coaches that are deeply invested in this program and there’s a lot of disappointment.
“Our first loss last year wound up beating us twice,” Morris said. “And as I shared with our team in there it’s about responding. That’s what we’ll do. We’ll get back on a bus, back on a plane and get to Fayetteville, and it’s about a response. We’ll be back at home next Saturday.”
While the offense flowed better under transfer quarterback Nick Starkel, Morris wouldn’t name a starting signal caller.
“Well, we’re not going to address that right now,” Morris said. “This isn’t the time or place right now to address it. We’ll get back and evaluate like we always do. I thought that we needed a spark to start the second half.
“I thought it was unfair to Ben at times. We had a couple of busts on some routes. We had a couple of drops. We missed Devwah (Whaley) right down the middle. I thought it was time. We needed a spark and I wanted to see who could kind of give us a kick start in our offense in the second half.”
Morris was asked how he thought Starkel played.
“I thought he threw the ball well,” Morris said. “Had a couple of mistakes. We had a trick called and it was to the right and he threw it to the left. Again, those things happen at times. I thought he threw the ball well.”
The Hogs play at home Saturday against Colorado State at 4:00 p.m. ET.
You can watch Morris’ presser below: