Gene Chizik had some strong words for those who have judged Chad Morris as a coach based solely on his record at SMU.

Morris arrives at Arkansas following a three-year stay as head coach at SMU. Prior to that, Morris served as OC at Clemson.

It is true that Morris did have a 14-22 overall record at SMU, but that record alone doesn’t tell the full story. Morris took over a team that had gone 1-11 in 2014. The team only managed two wins in his first season but gradually made strides. They won 5 games last season before winning seven games and earning a bowl in 2017.

With that in mind, Chizik took to Twitter and urged those doubting the hire to “do your homework.” He labeled Morris as a stud and believes his hiring at Arkansas is one of the best this offseason.

Turning around an Arkansas program that went 4-8 in 2017 is a different type of challenge, but fans would be best served to watch how Morris’ tenure plays out. He could do special things with the Razorbacks.