Chad Morris Fired After Loss To Hilltoppers, Triggers $10 Million Buyout

(TB&P) — After winning just four games in two seasons and failing to win against a Southeastern Conference foe, Chad Morris has been fired as the head Razorback football coach. University of Arkansas Athletic Director Hunter Yurachek made the announcement Sunday following a blowout loss to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, a Conference USA team.

The Razorbacks were favored by 1.5 points going into Saturday, but Hilltopper quarterback Ty Storey – a native of Charleston, Ark., who was a starter last year for the Razorbacks – helped put an even more sour taste to the loss. Arkansas is now 2-8, and 0-6 in the SEC.

Coming into the game, the Razorbacks were the ninth-worst team in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game, giving up 221 per game. The Hilltoppers had the 24th ranked defense nationally, giving up just 317 yards per game. The loss to the Hilltoppers came a week after Mississippi State embarrassed the Hogs in a 54-24 defeat.

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