The Arkansas Razorbacks made an interesting hire this offseason, bringing in SMU coach Chad Morris to take over for Bret Bielema.
By nearly all early accounts, Morris’s energy has injected new life into the Hogs, and his fast-paced offensive scheme should be fun to watch this fall.
Over the weekend, former Arkansas coach Houston Nutt weighed in on what he’s seen from Morris so far, telling WholeHogSports.com that he’s been impressed by Morris this offseason:
“I’ve been to a couple of his practices during August and during spring in his first and second year and was really impressed,” Nutt said. “Very engaging with his team. Offensively, he’s going to be hands-on. I think Arkansas will enjoy his offense once they get the personnel in the right slots. They’ll be fun to watch.
“Energy and hands-on on the field. And really involved in the offense and doing things to keep a defense off balance. And what you see when you go to practice is everybody was moving. The receivers, you could see improvement from year one to year two. They got better. That’s the most impressive thing. The involvement, he just did an outstanding job with the offense. The defense still had a way to go. But you did see improvement.”
Morris’s first year at Arkansas could be a rough one, but it sounds like Nutt and others think progress will be coming quickly.
We only have to wait a few more weeks to find out though, as September is quickly drawing closer.