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2017 Schedule
4-8, 7th in SEC - West
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Morris: We want to get back to winning championships (2:57)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources: UCLA is hiring former Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads to coach defensive backs. Sports Illustrated first reported the move. Rhoads most recently coached the secondary at Arkansas. He joins a defensive staff that will include Don Pellum and Jerry Azzinaro, both former Kelly assistants at Oregon.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

With the latest wave of coaching changes complete in the SEC, that means the rest of the league has now had 43 different head coaches since Nick Saban was hired at Alabama in 2007. All but Georgia, LSU, Missouri and South Carolina have had three different head coaches since Saban arrived. Arkansas and Tennessee lead the way, each with five different head coaches.

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Morris aims to 'develop champions' at Arkansas (3:13)
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Morris prioritizing recruiting at Arkansas (1:32)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SMU offensive coordinator Joe Craddock will move with Chad Morris to Arkansas. Morris turned over offensive play-calling duties to Craddock after their first season at SMU. Craddock had been a graduate assistant for Morris at Clemson. Very promising young coach.

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Morris has track record of developing talent (2:09)
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Morris brings Malzahn connection to Arkansas (4:44)
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10dAdam Rittenberg

Why a coach with a 14-22 record just got a big promotion

Sometimes, numbers do lie. When it comes to Chad Morris, his previous work as Clemson offensive coordinator, strong recruiting ties in Texas and the job he did turning around SMU made him attractive to Arkansas.

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10dAdam Rittenberg and Chris Low

Arkansas hires SMU's Morris on six-year deal

Arkansas has hired SMU's Chad Morris as its new football coach after they agreed to a six-year, $21 million contract.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources tell Chris Low and me that Arkansas and SMU coach Chad Morris are closing in on a deal to make Morris the Razorbacks' next coach. Details still need to be worked out but this could wrap up shortly.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Hearing that Arkansas is likely wrapping up its coaching search shortly. SMU's Chad Morris is a leading candidate to replace Bret Bielema with the Hogs. Morris is 14-22 in three years with the Mustangs but excelled as Clemson's offensive coordinator and as a Texas high school coach.

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11dAdam Rittenberg

Norvell inks contract extension with Memphis

Mike Norvell, who had been a candidate for Arkansas' coaching vacancy and had been discussed for openings at both Florida and Ole Miss, has signed a contract extension to stay at Memphis.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Arkansas is hiring Houston's Hunter Yurachek as athletic director, replacing Jeff Long. Football Scoop first reported the hire. Yurachek has spent the past two plus years as Houston's athletic director after being promoted from within the department. Good hire by Arkansas, which now much find its next football coach.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

I'm hearing that former Arizona State coach Todd Graham is being considered at Arkansas, Tennessee and UCF, and will be in consideration at SMU if that job opens up.

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14dRyan McGee

Malzahn: 'I certainly want to be [at Auburn]'

While there are reports Arkansas will offer its head-coaching job to Gus Malzahn, Auburn's coach said Saturday that he wants to remain with the Tigers.

Team Stats

Passing Yards205.4
Rushing Yards168.0
Points For28.8
Points Against36.2116th