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From Horns 247 article:  

We're hearing SMU’s Chad Morris is headed to Arkansas to replace Bret Bielemaand multiple well-connected sources at SMU have told Horns247 that Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando is under consideration to replace Morris.

Along with Orlando, SMU interim head coach Jeff Traylor, who was an assistant at Texas under Charlie Strong for two seasons (2015, 2016), North Texas head coach Seth Littrell, UTSA head coach Frank Wilson and former Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin are among the possible replacements to fill the vacancy, sources said.

read more:  https://247sports.com/college/texas/Article/Texas-Longhorns-defensive-coordinator-Todd-Orlando-on-short-list-to-replace-Chad-Morris-at-SMU-111830399

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Sumlin would be a home run hire for SMU.   I hope it's not him or Littrell.   

I don't know if he'll go... But I bet Littrell gives them his ear simply because of his salary being doubled and the AAC's perception over C-USA.

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Just now, unt_rocket09 said:

Better find a way to get SL to 2 million 

i think 1.5 or maybe even 1.25 would do it.  Just show him we are making the commitment to him should be enough to keep him here for the time being over a SMU

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1 minute ago, TreeFiddy said:

I hope they promote from within.  I think that is best case scenario...for us.

Traylor is a heckuva coach, but yeah, I don't think he's gonna take SMU to the next level.

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If Coach Lit took the SMOO job he would be a back stabbing piece of shit, and guess what? He is not any of those things. Coach seems like a great guy who would never consider this move. Now if he got offered a job at a P5 school, I could see that maybe happening. However, he has it pretty sweet now.

Sumlin has proved his self as a winning coach in the SEC... Not sure he would go to SMOO. Now if he has no other offers he might go for it. They could pay for him for sure.

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I don't know what SMU would pay Littrel but if they are doubling his salary he certainly would be gone.  He would be crazy not to.   Like it or not, its perceived as a step up (American), and the prior coach just got hired to the SEC.

In summary, way more money to go to a coaching job that has been proven as a possible channel to P5 football and SEC. Pretty sure he would say yes to that.

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Just now, TheColonyEagle said:

Chad Morris just proved that you don't really have to win at SMU to get a big job.....

For whatever that's worth...

 

 

how did that work out for the previous 1..2..3..4...5..etc. coaches SMU has had?  Name the last head coach (beside Morris) at SMU that improved his gig upon leaving?

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3 minutes ago, North Texas Shep said:

If Coach Lit took the SMOO job he would be a back stabbing piece of shit, and guess what? He is not any of those things. Coach seems like a great guy who would never consider this move. Now if he got offered a job at a P5 school, I could see that maybe happening. However, he has it pretty sweet now.

Sumlin has proved his self as a winning coach in the SEC... Not sure he would go to SMOO. Now if he has no other offers he might go for it. They could pay for him for sure.

If he took the job, it would be because he is very confident in his ability/system & would feel that getting SMU into the upper echelon of G5 football would be easier than getting UNT into the upper echelon of G5 football.  And, oh by the way, they'd pay him 2X as much to do it.

...not because he is whatever you said.

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1 minute ago, GreenN'walinsVet said:

how did that work out for the previous 1..2..3..4...5..etc. coaches SMU has had?  Name the last head coach (beside Morris) at SMU that improved his gig upon leaving?

obviously not very well...and I can't

 

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2 minutes ago, GreenN'walinsVet said:

how did that work out for the previous 1..2..3..4...5..etc. coaches SMU has had?  Name the last head coach (beside Morris) at SMU that improved his gig upon leaving?

Well June Jones went straight to sitting on a beach in Hawaii so thats definitely a step up - but probably not what you meant.  Then he coached some Hawaii HS football and now AD for a HS in Hawaii.  All still a step up :)

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Just now, meangreanmick said:

Well June Jones went straight to sitting on a beach in Hawaii so thats definitely a step up - but probably not what you meant.  Then he coached some Hawaii HS football and now AD for a HS in Hawaii.  All still a step up :)

touche.....

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5 minutes ago, MeanGreenTexan said:

If he took the job, it would be because he is very confident in his ability/system & would feel that getting SMU into the upper echelon of G5 football would be easier than getting UNT into the upper echelon of G5 football.  And, oh by the way, they'd pay him 2X as much to do it.

...not because he is whatever you said.

Nope

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Hmmm making 1 million at UNT to making 2 million at SMU with quick ability to maybe make 4 million. Ya SL would be a dumbass if he left right?

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33 minutes ago, unt_rocket09 said:

Hmmm making 1 million at UNT to making 2 million at SMU with quick ability to maybe make 4 million. Ya SL would be a dumbass if he left right?

UNT could get him close enough to $2 Million to make him stay, plus he already has 2 years of his rebuild done. A conference championship next year or double digit wins would be enough for him to get $4 Million offers from P5 schools. He will be the next Scott Frost next season if he does that. 1-11 to back to back division titles and maybe more. 

WAYYYY more competition in the AAC with Houston, Memphis, USF, UCF, and Navy all being good and in his way. Would take him 2-3 years to get SMU lined up to beat those schools. 

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$1 MILLION AT UNT.  $2+ MILLION AT SMU.

People, it's all about the Benjamins.

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1 minute ago, DeepGreen said:

$1 MILLION AT UNT. 

For the moment.  I'd wager there's a substantial increase coming his way based on this year.

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2 minutes ago, DeepGreen said:

$1 MILLION AT UNT.  $2+ MILLION AT SMU.

People, it's all about the Benjamins.

Thanks for living in reality 

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