Look no further than your local ‘Twitter’ feed and you will see several members of the social media and internet sphere reporting that Arkansas has hired SMU’s Chad Morris to be the next head football coach.
With the anticipation of the new hire drawing a mixed bag of emotions from the Hog faithful, it is not surprising to see a variety of reactions from sports enthusiasts in and out of our state.
Nationally, at least one pundit is confident that Chad Morris is a good hire:
Re Chad Morris, I had perception of him from his time at Clemson. Then, went & spent a day with him at SMU. He is real. I came away very impressed. Presuming Arkansas closes the deal (which I expect), #Hogs getting a very good one.
— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) December 6, 2017
However, how are some of the members of the Hog Nation feeling about the possibility of the current Mustang coach leading our boys in cardinal and white? Some of the Hogs faithful are not sold:
It’s like the Arkansas brain trust created an Ishikawa Failure Diagram.
— Lew Harper (@Harper1Lew) December 6, 2017
Not all are so negative in the Natural State. Some are sticking moderate with pros, cons, and a few thoughts on our new athletic director, Hunter Yurachek:
So, we get an AD that will have benefits for us down the line, but nothing to show immediately. Now, he’s possibly bringing in an HC that has a 14-22 record and no SEC experience. That’s worrisome. Positives? Maybe good TX recruiting and maybe bringing Venables. #TNisthankingus
— lovethosehogs (@lovethosehogs) December 6, 2017
And there are even several people posting their excitement and enthusiasm for Morris being rumored to be our new Head Hog:
Morris was the highest paid assistant in the country while at Clemson from 11-14. Tells you something about Dabo’s value in him. I think we are gonna like where this goes people! https://t.co/6gtOLzGFpz
— Ozark Hog (@Ozark_Hog) December 5, 2017
Solely for some neutral perspective outside of the state and the SEC, this football fanatic from Central Florida chimed in leading his followers to believe that is confident in Morris’ capabilities:
Who has put together a better staff than Dabo Swinney?
Clemson hasn’t won fewer than 10 games since Dabo hired Chad Morris. He hired Venables the year after. Both could be head coaches in the SEC next season, and Tony Elliott just won the Broyles Award for top assistant.
— fantasyheisman (@fantasyheisman) December 6, 2017
Furthermore, some are even asking for early Christmas presents from the new AD and possible coach hire:
— Jarad Hannegan™ (@JaradHannegan) December 6, 2017
Finally, just for laughs, enjoy a video of the likely new coach:
— WOOPIGSOOIE (@W00PIGS000IE) December 6, 2017
Regardless of what we feel as fans, we must unite behind this new hire and show him (and the recruits) how passionate and dedicated we are for our student-athletes and our program.