Turns out Chad Morris isn’t going anywhere. At least for now. After two weeks of rampant speculation, Morris is still Clemson’s offensive coordinator. “Y’all had me leaving. Everyone had me leaving. Even our players, they had me leaving,” Morris said Saturday.
AUDIO: Chad Morris on his job status [5:50]
Earlier this week it looked like Morris could be headed to the Lone Star state to take over the Texas Tech program. However, the Red Raiders ended up hiring Kliff Kingsbury instead. Morris said it wasn’t the right time or the right fit for him to go to Lubbock and praised the Kingsbury hire. He also made it clear he is in no hurry to bolt Clemson, noting you usually only get one shot at making it as a head coach and have to make sure it is the right situation.
“From my deal, my contract, I’m in a situation, it’s going to have to be the right fit before it can happen,” he said. “Just to say you’re a head coach, I have no desire to say I’m a head coach at wherever, I have no desire to do that. We’ve got a great situation here, we’re building something special and a great commitment to winning.”
Morris said some of the reports of schools he interviewed with over the past two weeks have been overblown. He was reportedly contacted by NC State and Auburn about its vacancies. He interviewed with Texas Tech A.D. Kirby Hocutt in Anderson earlier this week.