Chad Morris says Texas Tech 'wasn't the right fit'
Posted by: Josh Kendall on Monday December 17, 2012
Posted by: Josh Kendall on December 17, 2012
The Texas Tech head coaching job that Chad Morris interviewed for went to Kliff Kingsbury last week, and that's probably for the best, Morris said this weekend.
"The one thing I do know about this business is you get one shot at it. If I get one shot, I'm going to get a shot that I feel like is on my terms and (where I say), 'This is how we're going to do it,'" Morris said. "And that way if it didn't work out, hey, I had every resource to make it happen."
Morris did not say he was offered the Texas Tech job but said he's happy to remain as Clemson's offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach.
"I don't judge being successful by whether or not I'm a head coach. That's not something I'm going to do," he said. "If it happens, it happens, but it has to be the right fit. We have a great thing going here, not a good thing, a great thing. It wasn't the right time; it wasn't the right fit."
Morris seemed disappointed that many of his players believed he already had one foot out the door before he talked to them.
"Last couple weeks, people had me going all over the place. Everybody had me leaving but me," he said. "Even our players, they had me leaving. I have asked them to buy into what were are trying to do here offensively, and I hope that they would have given me the respect to let them know personally that I was going to be leaving instead of just assuming I was leaving."
He told his players, "if something happens, you and I will be the first to sit down and look each other in the eye and talk about it."
Josh Kendall is a staff writer for CoachingSearch.com and has covered the SEC for more than 15 years for papers such as the Athens Banner-Herald, Macon Telegraph, and The State. He’s the father of two boys who he’s hoping don’t inherit his wide receiver frame and offensive guard feet. Follow @EyeOnCoaches on twitter and send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org