December 01, 2016

DALLAS (AP) SMU has given football coach Chad Morris a contract extension through the 2023 season.

The new deal Wednesday added three years to Morris' contract. The former Clemson offensive coordinator initially got a six-year deal when he took the job two years ago.

SMU athletic director Rick Hart told the Dallas Morning News that the school's board of trustees has approved changes to Morris' contract.

There was speculation about the 47-year-old Morris becoming Baylor's new coach when the Mustangs (5-7, 3-5 AAC) played their season finale last weekend. SMU lost to Navy, missing a chance to become bowl eligible.

Morris is 7-17 in two years with the Mustangs, but inherited a team coming off a 1-11 season.

SMU had been working on a contract extension for Morris since early in the season.

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