Southern Methodist Rumors & News

  • Clemson OC Morris named SMU head coach

    ESPN Dallas "Chad Morris knew he wanted the SMU job the minute it opened. Maybe it was because Morris, Clemson's offensive coordinator the past four seasons, is a Dallas native. Or maybe it was because he used to ride school buses to old Texas Stadium and watch the Mustangs play when he was growing..." December 02

  • SMU hires Chad Morris as new coach

    CBSSports.com "Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris has agreed to become SMU's new coach, the school announced. Morris will be formally introduced at a press conference Monday. A former Texas high school coach with multiple state championships to his credit, Morris has been considered the front-runner..." December 01

  • SMU AD: No contact with Mack Brown

    CBSSports.com "Dallas Morning News columnist Bill Nichol wrote Thursday that "SMU officials have already had preliminary discussions with former Texas coach Mack Brown" about the Mustangs' head coaching opening, with the school supposedly ready to open the checkbook to the tune of a $4 million annual..." October 26

  • Report: SMU ‘floating $4 million annually’ to entice Mack Brown

    College Football Talk "If SMU fails to land Mack Brown as its next head coach, it won’t be for lack of trying. Or financial incentive. In a piece detailing just who may emerge as legitimate candidates for the Mustangs job opened by June Jones’ abrupt retirement two games into the 2014 season, Dallas Morning News..." October 24

  • Report: SMU brass “intrigued” by ex-Texas coach Mack Brown

    Dallas Morning News "While SMU will likely go with a young, energetic head coach to replace June Jones, Mack Brown continues to be a name thrown out there by a multitude of pundits. Brown has shown no public interest in the job. But according to a report from FoxSports.com’s Bruce Feldman, the SMU brass feels like..." September 29

  • Tom Rossley back at SMU as offensive consultant if school OKs hire

    Dallas Morning News "SMU coach Tom Mason said he will hire former Mustangs coach Tom Rossley as offensive consultant, pending school approval. Rossley is known for his offensive innovations and for being a quarterback mentor, having worked with Hall of Famers Brett Favre and Warren Moon. The Mustangs play their..." September 18

  • Why yes Houston Nutt would like the SMU job

    The Clarion-Ledger "Did you know that Houston Nutt lives in Dallas? It's true. After Ole Miss paid him $5.55 million to no longer be its head coach, Nutt has gotten around. He was living in Oxford for a while, and then moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. At some point he changed locales again, this time to Big..." September 10

  • SMU quarterback Neal Burcham out for season with injury

    Dallas Morning News "SMU quarterback Neal Burcham will miss the rest of the season with a right elbow injury, the school announced Tuesday. The sophomore threw for 158 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions in two games. Backup Matt Davis also has been limited by an undisclosed injury." September 10

  • SMU head coach June Jones resigns

    USA Today "SMU coach June Jones has resigned, according to his agent Leigh Steinberg. "June had felt for some time he had accomplished mission to turn around program and needed a break," Steinberg Tweeted on Monday afternoon. Jones' resignation comes two games into his seventh season at SMU -- a 45-0..." September 09

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Duke lacrosse player Hipps transferring to play football at SMU

    NFL.com "Duke lacrosse player Chris Hipps, several years removed from being one of the most talented wide receivers in the Texas high school football ranks, will give football one final shot. Hipps will transfer to SMU to compete in football this fall, per NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt. The..." May 29

  • Rise, fall and return of QB Garrett Gilbert

    Houston Chronicle "Garrett Gilbert has soared, fallen and risen during the last six years. Now, the senior SMU quarterback is attempting to rise once more, defying a low initial 2014 NFL draft projection and becoming a case study in football perseverance. Gilbert wasn’t invited to the February scouting combine in..." April 09

  • No real dissatisfaction with June Jones' performance at SMU yet

    Dallas Morning News "Question: What does SMU need to do in order to knock off Connecticut in Storrs this weekend? Cowlishaw: Find some offense. This team struggles for long stretches at time to score points. They can defend anyone. Big game in the middle from Markus Kennedy would help as UConn fans, who saw him..." February 21

  • Why quality depth on SMU roster often sends coach Larry Brown home feeling bad

    Dallas Morning News "In the new era of SMU basketball, tickets are hard to get. Saturday’s game against No. 7 Cincinnati has been sold out for a couple of weeks. Seating is a problem for coach Larry Brown, too. Determining who sits may be the most difficult part of his job. So much so that he talked to the team..." February 08