Morris Leaves as Tulsa’s Offensive Coordinator

Tulsa, Oklahoma –– University of Tulsa Head Football Coach Todd Graham confirmed today that Chad Morris has resigned his position as Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach with the Golden Hurricane to take a similar position at Clemson University.

Morris spent one season with the Hurricane after a successful high school coaching career in the state of Texas. He was appointed to the TU position on January 18, 2010.

“We’re very grateful to Chad and his family for the hard work and dedication they had in this memorable season. Chad was an integral part of our success and wish he and his family the very best,” said Graham. “It’s tough to lose good people, but it’s a reflection of the success of our program and our team.”

Tulsa finished the 2010 campaign with its’ third 10-win season in the last four years, while posting a 10-3 overall mark and finishing as Conference West Division co-Champions with a 6-2 league record. Tulsa’s offense averaged 41.3 points to rank eighth nationally, while putting up 505.6 yards in total offense to rank fifth in statistics.

The Hurricane offense ranked 13th in pass offense with an average of 288.6 passing yards per game and 15th in rushing offense with a 216.9-yard average.

Before coming to Tulsa, Morris served as a head coach on the Texas prep level for 16 years, coaching at Eustace Independent School District (1994-97), Elysian Field (1998-99), Bay City (2000-02), Stephenville (2004-07) and Lake Travis (2008-09).

In his final two prep seasons, Morris led Lake Travis High School to back-to-back undefeated 16-0 seasons as well as two Class 4A state championships.

Updated 01-10-2011

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