Arkansas needs a new coach ... again. The Razorbacks have fired head coach Chad Morris in the middle of his second season. The university announced a "change in leadership" on Sunday just 22 games into the Morris era. 5News in Fayetteville first reported the news and CBS Sports was able to confirm that Morris had been dismissed.
"As part of my continued evaluation, I have come to the conclusion that a change in leadership is necessary to move our football program forward and position it for success," athletic director Hunter Yurachek said in a statement. "It is clear that we have not made the progress necessary to compete and win, especially within the Southeastern Conference. Throughout our history in football, as well as with our other sport programs, we have demonstrated that the University of Arkansas is capable of being nationally competitive. I have no doubt that as we move forward, we will identify a head coach that will help lead our program to that benchmark.
"I want to express my personal and professional regard to Coach Morris and thank him for his investment in the lives of our student-athletes," Yurachek said.
Hogs tight ends coach Barry Lunney Jr. will serve as the interim head football coach for the remainder of the 2019 football season.