Swinney Excited About Morris Offense
Clemson, SC (Clemson SID) Chad Morris Resume: “¢ Served as offensive coordinator and associate head coach at Tulsa in 2010 and guided that offense to among the best in the nation. That offense was a big reason Tulsa improved from 5-7 in 2009 to 10-3 in 2010. The Golden Hurricane won its last seven games. “¢ Was 13th in the nation in passing offense (288.7) and 15th in rushing offense (216.9) in 2010. Its 505.6 total offense yards per game were fifth-most in the nation. Tulsa was the only school in the top 15 in the nation in rushing and passing offense. “¢ Tulsa averaged 41.4 points per game, eighth-most in the nation, and scored at least 28 points in 12 of its 13 games. Tulsa was fifth nationally in first downs (25.6) and tied for fifth in touchdowns scored from the red zone (46). His offense scored 64 touchdowns overall on scrimmage plays (32 rushing, 32 passing). The team totaled 1,006 plays (537 rushes, 469 passes) in 2010. “¢ G.J. Kinne was fourth in the nation in total offense (323.9) in 2010 and wideout Damaris Johnson was first in all-purpose yards per game (202.2). “¢ Won 82 percent of his games as a high school coach in Texas. He led Lake Travis High School to back-to-back, undefeated (16-0) state championship seasons. He won three state titles overall and played in six state championship games in his high school coaching career. He also won a state title at Bay City High in 2000. “¢ In 16 years as a head coach at the high school level, he had a 169-38 record (.816). He earned coach-of-the-year honors in 11 of those 16 years. “¢ In 2008, he coached current Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert, who was named Gatorade and Parade Magazine National Player-of-the-Year while setting the state passing yardage mark (4,884). “¢ His 2008 team was ranked #2 in the nation by USA Today and #8 by Rivals.com, while his 2009 team was ranked #2 by Rivals.com and #9 by USA Today. “¢ Coached Jevan Snead (Mississippi), Kody Spano (Nebraska), Andrew Smith (North Texas), and Scott Elliott (Tulane) during his high school coaching career. “¢ Served as head boys basketball coach at Eustace High School from 1993-97 and had a 128-32 record. Education Earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics with a minor in statistics from Texas A&M in 1992. Personal Data Born December 4, 1968 in Edgewood, TX…he and his wife, Paula, have two children, a daughter, MacKenzie, and son, Chandler.