What the Arkansas Razorbacks are saying about Bulls analyst Chad Morris
ATLANTA — Although Chad Morris’ tenure at Arkansas has gone poorly, the Razorbacks still have some good things to say about USF’s new senior offensive analyst.
“Nothing but love for him,” Arkansas defensive back Jalen Catalon said on SEC Media Days Wednesday.
Morris went 4-18 with the Razorbacks in 2018-19 before getting fired in his second season. But it had clear positive impacts on the program.
Morris signed Bumper Pool, who has become one of the best linebackers in the SEC and has a shot at becoming the Razorbacks’ all-time leading tackler this season.
“I think he’s a great man,” Pool said. “(USF is) going to be able to have a guy come in and help their players become better men.”
Morris also brought in quarterback KJ Jefferson, who had 21 touchdowns last season with the second-best completion percentage (67.3) in program history. Jefferson became a four-star recruit, but Morris’ staff was the first Power Five program to offer him a scholarship.
“It just shows he knows talent when he sees talent,” Jefferson said.
Although Catalon couldn’t even get through a full fall with Morris, he still stays in touch with his former coach and speaks regularly to his son, TCU quarterback Chandler Morris.
“He’s a great guy,” Catalon said. “I think he’s still a very good coach. I think he’s going to do great things for the industry.
Morris isn’t the only link between Arkansas and the Bulls. Cade Fortin – who started two games for USF last season – was traded to the Razorbacks and quickly made an impression on Jefferson.
“He’s a veteran,” Jefferson said. “He’s been in the area so he knows what it takes to win. Just his work ethic. There will be times when we have to tell Cade, “Relax. It’s break time now.
“Just his driving force to keep him going and also the leadership he brings into the quarter room and then the knowledge he has, I learn from him.”
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