Arkansas has fired Chad Morris after 22 games as head coach, the university announced.
“As part of my continued evaluation, I have come to the conclusion that a change in leadership is necessary to move our football program forward and position it for success,” athletic director Hunter Yurachek said in a statement. “It is clear that we have not made the progress necessary to compete and win, especially within the Southeastern Conference. Throughout our history in football, as well as with our other sport programs, we have demonstrated that the University of Arkansas is capable of being nationally competitive. I have no doubt that as we move forward, we will identify a head coach that will help lead our program to that benchmark. I want to express my personal and professional regard to Coach Morris and thank him for his investment in the lives of our student-athletes.”
The decision was first reported by 5News in Fayetteville. Morris went 4–18 in his time as the Razorbacks head coach, including a 0–14 record against SEC opponents.
Special teams coordinator and tight ends coach Barry Lunney Jr. will finish the rest of the season as the interim head coach. He has seven seasons of experience on the Razorbacks' coaching staff.
The Razorbacks lost 45–19 to Western Kentucky on Saturday.
Arkansas sits at 2–8 on the season with wins over