Over the past month or so there have been numerous rumors surrounding Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris and whether or not he would leave to become a head coach at another football program. Morris is the second highest paid coordinator in the country (at a public school). He makes $1.3 million a year. It is an impressive salary so should Morris even consider leaving Clemson?
The simple answer is probably yes. His salary and his relationship with the players and head coach Dabo Swinney are his biggest reasons for staying. However, if he decided to leave to become a head coach he would immediately become a higher profile coach, which could eventually lead to even better head coaching jobs at bigger programs. I say this, because chances are, that if he decided to become a head coach it would be at a smaller program in one of the mid-major conferences.
Personally, I think that Morris is doing quite well at Clemson and that money wouldn’t be that big of an incentive for him to leave. The only reason Morris should leave is if it is the right situation for him. The second he would accept a head coaching job he would become the biggest name on campus. His best option would be to go to a school that has some recent history of winning. That would probably mean that the previous head coach would have left for a job at a bigger program.
Morris still has time to make a decision to hop on the coaching carousel, but for now he appears to be content with his job at Clemson. Tiger fans are hoping that his salary be enough to keep their celebrated offensive coordinator.