Clemson announced Monday morning the hiring of Tulsa offensive coordinator Chad Morris as its new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Monday night Tulsa head coach Todd Graham announce he was leaving to become the head coach at Pittsburgh. The Tulsa World reported Monday night that Morris could be in line to succeed Graham.
Tulsa World sports columnist Dave Sittler wrote Monday afternoon, before Graham had announced his decision, that sources close to the Tulsa program indicated that if Graham left, Morris could become the new head coach. Sittler also named a potential offensive coordinator at Tulsa if Morris is hired.
Graham made 1.3 million dollars last season at Tulsa and will earn about two million dollars at Pittsburgh. Clemson paid its former offensive coordinator Billy Napier 250-thousand dollars per season but was expected to go above that to hire Morris.