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Allen Eagles hire Chad Morris as new head coach

Postby PlanoStang » Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:16 am

He went 32 - 0 at Lake Travis, and knocked off my high school Longview twice in the state finals in
2008, and 2009. Garrett Gilbert was his QB in 2008.
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Postby horsemanx » Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:51 am

PlanoStang wrote:He went 32 - 0 at Lake Travis, and knocked off my high school Longview twice in the state finals in
2008, and 2009.

Wow - I didn't realize you were that young.
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Re: Allen Eagles hire Chad Morris as new head coach

Postby Terry Webster » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:09 am

Should make recruiting interesting for players for Allen that Sonny wants.
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Re: Allen Eagles hire Chad Morris as new head coach

Postby Insane_Pony_Posse » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:09 am

Great hire....Chad should do well at that level. Chad was just not much of a college head football coach and certainly not ready to be a head coach in a major conference. Chad doesn't need the money and he enjoys coaching. At Allen there will be more pressure than at 95% of most Texas high schools. I guess we'll see what happens. Does Stallion become an Allen season ticket holder?

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Re: Allen Eagles hire Chad Morris as new head coach

Postby docabel » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:18 am

And since Lincoln Riley has essentially blocked Chandler Morris from playing this year at tcu by not giving him a full release, let's see how quickly he rethinks that position if he wants to recruit any Allen players in the next several years...
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Re: Allen Eagles hire Chad Morris as new head coach

Postby mrydel » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:23 am

Am I wrong or didn’t Riley take Mayfield from Tech? That was inter conference and did not seem to bother him then.
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Re: Allen Eagles hire Chad Morris as new head coach

Postby GHammond » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:30 am

I thought fast lane Chad was destined to follow Jerry Griffin’s legacy and sell caddy’s at Sewell?
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Re: Allen Eagles hire Chad Morris as new head coach

Postby mustangxc » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:57 am

mrydel wrote:Am I wrong or didn’t Riley take Mayfield from Tech? That was inter conference and did not seem to bother him then.

I suppose he'd argue that Mayfield was a walk-on.
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Postby geezerdonk » Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:18 pm

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Re: Allen Eagles hire Chad Morris as new head coach

Postby mrydel » Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:44 pm

mustangxc wrote:
mrydel wrote:Am I wrong or didn’t Riley take Mayfield from Tech? That was inter conference and did not seem to bother him then.

I suppose he'd argue that Mayfield was a walk-on.
I can buy that


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Re: Allen Eagles hire Chad Morris as new head coach

Postby Charleston Pony » Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:11 pm

Former Arkansas, SMU coach Chad Morris heading back to the Texas high school ranks at Allen HS
Morris has a sterling reputation from his time in the Texas high school ranks


By Ben Kercheval

Chad Morris is returning to his old stomping grounds in the Texas high school football scene as Allen High School has announced the former Arkansas and SMU coach as the team's new head coach. Morris returns to the high school level following a decade in college football as both an assistant and head coach.

Morris, most recently Auburn's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2020, coached the Razorbacks in 2018 and 2019, and SMU from 2015 to 2017.

"I am honored to join Allen ISD and the Allen Eagles football program," Morris said in a statement. "Allen High School is known throughout the state and nation for having a storied tradition of excellence in everything it does, and the football team is certainly included in that discussion. My roots run deep in Texas high school football, and I'm excited for the opportunity to get back to coaching young student-athletes and making an impression on their lives. As a coach, I'll expect our students to work hard, but I want them to know that I care about their overall development as leaders both on and off the field. It's my goal to establish a culture that can impact our student-athletes in a positive way, and I believe that will allow us to compete for championships on a consistent basis."


Before making the jump to the Division I FBS ranks in 2010, Morris had a long and successful career at the high school level in the Lone Star State, with stops at Stephenville and Lake Travis, among others. Amassing a career 169–38 record, Morris led Lake Travis to consecutive state titles in 2008 and 2009. The Cavaliers' quarterback at the time was Garrett Gilbert, who was the Gatorade Football Player of the Year and ended up signing with Texas. Gilbert later transferred to SMU under coach June Jones.

After a brief stint at Tulsa, Morris became Dabo Swinney's offensive coordinator at Clemson for three seasons (2011 to 2014) before being hired at SMU. In three years, he turned the Mustangs program around and got them to a bowl game before taking over at Arkansas. Morris' time with the Razorbacks was abysmal, however, with just four wins and zero SEC victories in two years.

This is actually a great landing spot for Morris. Despite his recent collegiate struggles, he still has a sterling reputation among Texas high school football coaches and Allen is a powerhouse program with multiple state championships to its name. It's produced a number of college and NFL stars, too, most notably Kyler Murray. Its home stadium, Eagle Stadium, made headlines nearly a decade ago when it opened after being built with a price tag of nearly $60 million.
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Re: Allen Eagles hire Chad Morris as new head coach

Postby docabel » Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:10 pm

mrydel wrote:
mustangxc wrote:
mrydel wrote:Am I wrong or didn’t Riley take Mayfield from Tech? That was inter conference and did not seem to bother him then.

I suppose he'd argue that Mayfield was a walk-on.
I can buy that

That was absolutely the argument from ou at the time, but as I recall, Mayfield still had to sit a year in Norman.


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Re: Allen Eagles hire Chad Morris as new head coach

Postby DanFreibergerForHeisman » Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:10 pm

I wonder if he will buy a $3.8M house in Allen.
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Re: Allen Eagles hire Chad Morris as new head coach

Postby Insane_Pony_Posse » Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:17 pm

DanFreibergerForHeisman wrote:I wonder if he will buy a $3.8M house in Allen.


If I planned on staying in Allen, I think I would sell HP to avoid that 6-7 day a week commute.

But the wife may balk tired of all Chad's moves....

2014 Clemson South Carolina
2015 Dallas/HP
2018 Fayetteville, Arkansas
2020 Auburn, Alabama
2021 Allen, Texas

If Chad plans on really making Allen home, then this 15 min commute would be better IMO:


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Re: Allen Eagles hire Chad Morris as new head coach

Postby PlanoStang » Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:31 am

Maybe he could get a good long term deal on Tempocopter services for that commute.
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