Big news on The Plains as it didn’t take long for Gus Malzahn to find his next offensive coordinator.

Malzahn has tabbed former Arkansas head coach Chad Morris as the next Auburn offensive coordinator. This move was necessary after Kenny Dillingham left Auburn for Memphis.

Malzahn released the following statement on the news:

“I’m super excited to have Chad Morris join our staff at Auburn. He’s a tremendous offensive mind who has had success with several top-ranked offenses during his time in the college ranks. I’ve known Chad for almost 20 years and he is a tireless worker and a perfectionist. He is a great addition to our program and I look forward to him helping Auburn win championships!”

Morris lasted less than two seasons at Arkansas before being dismissed by the program following a 45-19 loss to Western Kentucky. Morris had a record of 4-18 at Arkansas.

Auburn’s new offensive coordinator also added these comments expressing his gratitude for the opportunity.

“I’m very grateful for the opportunity to join Coach Malzahn’s staff at Auburn. I’ve known Gus since the early 2000s and consider him a dear friend and someone that helped me get into the profession at the college level. I’ve admired the success he’s had at each of his stops and look forward to adding to the success that he, his staff and the players have built. We are excited about joining the Auburn family.”

Auburn announced the news with the following post: