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Clemson’s Chad Morris reportedly in the NCSU mix as well

Chad Morris, Tajh Boyd AP

It was reported Tuesday that North Carolina State would interview Louisiana Tech head coach Sonny Dykes for its vacancy.

As it turns out, Dykes wasn’t individual on the Wolfpack’s to-do list that day.  Reportedly.

According to, Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris interviewed for the NCSU job Wednesday as well.  It’s believed, however, that Dykes, given his experience as a head coach, is the front-runner for a position that could be filled as early as this weekend.

Morris has spent the past two seasons running Clemson’s high-octane offense after spending one season as Tulsa’s coordinator.  Those are his only three years of experience at the collegiate level as he had spent the previous 16 years as a head coach at a handful of Texas high schools.

After a brief flirtation with Ohio State’s Urban Meyer last December, Morris was given anew six-year contract that at $1.3 million annually made him the highest-paid assistant in the country.

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2 Responses to “Clemson’s Chad Morris reportedly in the NCSU mix as well”
  1. planck16 says: Nov 29, 2012 3:18 PM

    Risky move for NC State given that he only has 3 years of college experience. Great move in that you dramatically improve your offense while hurting the offense of a Divisional foe. This style of offense puts a toll on the defense, doesn’t let them rest much and gets them into a shootout most of the time. He would have to hire an experienced DC that knows the ins and outs of what it takes to run a program. Being an OC and being an OC and HC are two very different things.

    He will be a HC within the next 2-3 years though. Just hope Clemson has a contingency plan.

  2. normtide says: Nov 29, 2012 5:59 PM

    Agree plank, except one thing. With that type of offense, it is almost impossible to have better then mediocre defense. A slow, plodding offense is a defenses best friend. That’s the beauty of football tho, chess with real people.

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