Swinney, Tigers get Morris

CLEMSON - According to a reliable source, Clemson University has a new offensive coordinator.

CUTigers.com has confirmed Tulsa offensive coordinator Chad Morris will be named the new offensive coordinator at Clemson.

Morris, who met with Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney last Monday for a formal interview, will replace former offensive coordinator Billy Napier, who was let go a week ago.

Morris is the second hire made by Dabo Swinney since the season ended at the Meineke Car Care Bowl on New Year's Eve.

Former Duke defensive coordinator/defensive line coach Marion Hobby has also been hired to join the defensive staff.

Morris, 42, helped lead one of the most explosive offensive attacks in the country in 2010 for the Golden Hurricane. In total offense, Tulsa improved from 35th overall (410 yards/game) in 2009 to fifth overall (505 yards/game) in 2010.

Tulsa also exprienced significant increases in rushing, passing and scoring offense as well.

Morris previously served as a head coach on the Texas prep level for 16 years, coaching at Eustace Independent School District (1994-97), Elysian Field ISD (1998-99), Bay City ISD (2000-02), Stephenville ISD (2004-07) and Lake Travis ISD (2008-09).

In his last two years in the high school rnaks, Morris led Lake Travis High School to back-to-back undefeated 16-0 seasons as well as two Class 4A state championships. Lake Travis was the state of Texas' number one-ranked offense in both 2008 and 2009.

Morris was 162-25 in his high school coaching career.

Clemson still has one more opening to fill on the offensive side of the ball with its running backs coach.

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