The Arkansas Razorbacks: All aboard the Muss Bus

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  1. Prospector

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    COLUMN: Chad Morris hands Arkansas another 'L'
    Morris’ salary of $735,000…

    …would have ranked 63rd nationally and 26th in the SEC among assistant coaches in 2019, according to USA Today’s database.

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    Arguably the worst head coach in SEC history, Chad Morris - with the help of his new employer - has found a way to hand Arkansas yet another loss.

    The Razorbacks’ former coach, who failed to win any of his 14 SEC games and had as many losses to Group of Five opponents as total victories in less than two seasons, is staying in the division as Auburn’s new offensive coordinator.

    More than two months after joining his friend and Arkansas native Gus Malzahn, Morris’ contract with the Tigers was finally released. According to multiple outlets in Alabama, he signed a three-year deal worth $735,000 annually.

    That works out to a total of $2.205 million, which will offset the $10.1 million buyout he’s owed for the final four years of his contract at Arkansas.

    Although it reduces the amount the Razorbacks have to pay him by about 21.8 percent, Morris’ new contract is a win for Auburn. A quick look across the conference appears to show that the Tigers are using his buyout to supplement his income, saving them money in the process.

    Morris’ salary of $735,000…

    …would have ranked 63rd nationally and 26th in the SEC among assistant coaches in 2019, according to USA Today’s database.

    …would have been less than all but 12 known SEC offensive coordinator salaries in 2019, ahead of only Florida, Arkansas and Auburn. The Gators had a pair of co-coordinators making a combined $1.2 million, while the Razorbacks and Tigers paid their offensive coordinators $600,000 and $500,000, respectively. (Mississippi State did not have an offensive coordinator and Vanderbilt is not required to release salary information as a private institution.)

    …is well below the average ($1.16 million) and median ($912,500) salary of SEC offensive coordinators in 2019, when combining the salaries of Florida’s co-coordinators.

    …will be well below the average ($1.13 million) and median ($1.1 million) of the nine other known SEC offensive coordinator salaries for 2020, when combining the salaries of Florida’s co-coordinators. (Mississippi State and Missouri will not have offensive coordinators, Jeff Lebby’s salary at Ole Miss has not be released and Vanderbilt, again, is a private institution.)

    …will make him just the fifth former FBS head coach to become an SEC coordinator in the past five seasons and earn less than $900,000 annually, while the other 13 have made at least that much. The other exceptions are Arkansas’ Dan Enos ($575,000), who came from Central Michigan; Arkansas’ Paul Rhoads ($700,000), who came from Iowa State; Tennessee’s Mike DeBord ($505,000), who had been a head coach at Central Michigan 12 years earlier; and Texas A&M’s Darrell Dickey ($800,000), who had been a head coach at North Texas 12 years earlier.

    This is nothing new in college football. It happens across the country, even at Arkansas as recently as two years ago, when John Chavis was paid $995,000 to be the Razorbacks’ defensive coordinator in 2018. His salary that year was reportedly subsidized by his buyout with Texas A&M and he was promptly given a raise to $1.5 million for 2019.

    What should irk Arkansas fans, though, is that Morris’ deal with the school specifically prohibits that. The offset clause in his contract says he has an “obligation to maximize his earning potential with a new employer by seeking comparable employment for his services at a rate of compensation not less than market value and consistent with compensation rates for similar positions in the given industry at the time such employment is obtained.”

    The numbers listed above give the impression that Morris and Auburn clearly violated that section of his contract. However, HawgBeat was told that a couple of other factors went into the Tigers getting away with paying him just $735,000 annually.

    First of all, Auburn was paying its previous offensive coordinator, Kenny Dillingham, just $500,000. That means Morris is actually making 47 percent more than his predecessor.

    Also, the “similar positions” part of the clause is broad and can be expanded to include the rest of the Power Five, not just the SEC. While his salary is on the low end in this conference, it is comparable to those in the ACC, Big 12, Ben Ten and Pac-12.

    Both of those points can be easily argued.

    Dillingham was essentially an offensive coordinator in title only because Malzahn very publicly took over play-calling in 2019. That won’t be the case with Morris, who Malzahn has already said will call plays for the Tigers this coming season.

    “Chad Morris, in my opinion, is one of the best offensive minds in college football,” Malzahn said last month. “He’s going to take our offense and he’s going to run with it. I’m very excited about that.”

    Before Dillingham, Chip Lindsey was Auburn’s offensive coordinator and he actually called plays. According to USA Today, he was paid $1.1 million in 2018.

    It’s also worth noting that Morris has a completely different resume than Dillingham, who was a 28-year-old who had been an on-field FBS assistant only two years. Both of those years were as an offensive coordinator at Memphis, meaning he had less experience than even that of former Arkansas offensive coordinator Joe Craddock.

    Morris has been a head coach for five seasons - three at SMU and two at Arkansas - and was the nation’s highest paid assistant coach as the offensive coordinator at Clemson before that, making $1.3 million. As mentioned above, coaches with similar backgrounds have typically at least approached - if not exceeded - seven figures as SEC coordinators, regardless of their success as head coaches.

    Considering coordinators in the ACC, Big 12 and Pac-12 as “similar positions” just because they’re Power Five conferences isn’t really accurate either. There is a growing economic divide between those leagues and the SEC and Big Ten because of the massive television revenues they generate.

    That was on display earlier this month when Michigan State was able to hire Mel Tucker away from Colorado by reportedly doubling his salary, an offer the Buffaloes couldn’t counter.

    Although it’s unlikely another school will hire him because of how spectacularly he crashed and burned at Arkansas, Morris is still obligated to pursue comparable positions - meaning FBS head coaching job.

    Instead, the Razorbacks are still on the hook for nearly $7.9 million over the next four years, with the possibility of that going down more if Morris’ deal with Auburn is extended to a fourth season.

    Had he received what appears to be a fair compensation based on all of the numbers above from the Tigers, it could have saved Arkansas an additional quarter million dollars per year.
     
  2. bertwing

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    Better than Bert’s salary post Arkansas

    it’s just money who cares
     
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    Really good win last night against Tennessee. Had a 15 point lead and had it cut to 2. Mason Jones got hot and started hitting from everywhere. It's good to have Joe back. He makes a world of difference. On to Georgia this weekend.
     
  4. blind dog

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    For the most part our defense was great especially Whitt. Also need Henderson to keep playing like that
     
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    Henderson made a big difference last night.
     
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    Yeah Henderson was awesome. Going to need him to step up big the rest of the way. Whitt is playing with some pretty bad back spasms, so him getting through and shutting down Vescovi was pretty awesome
     
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    henderson cracks me up because he has no tattoos except for on his fucking hand.

    like what are you doing ?
     
  8. Prospector

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    we're back on the bubble. I can't imagine Mike would have done nearly as well with this roster
     
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    definitely not. i think the game might have passed him by. similar to the way it's passed chad morris.

    10 years ago if you went fast everyone was like holy fuck what do i do. now every good team is ready for that and the really good teams have analystics nerds to take them to another level.
     
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    We still need to win at least two of the final three to get in, imo.

    But yeah, no way we do this well without Muss
     
  11. hogfan

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    I’ve got an interview in the morning. I’m pretty excited. Now if I don’t get the job, there isn’t enough bourbon in the world to make it better. :laugh:
     
  12. bertwing

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    Where at? This the one in Colorado?
     
  13. hogfan

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    This one is in OKC. I still have to interview for the Colorado one. OKC puts me an hour from my kids though which would be preferable for the next few years until they’re out of school.
     
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    Good luck hogfan. You deserve it .
     
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  15. hogfan

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    Thanks brother. Time to get this old man out of Texas :beerchug:
     
  16. hogfan

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    Separately, my 15 year old is finally getting to play football this next year. He’s going into the 10th grade. On last check, he’s 6’2 and about 340. He’s all excited to be a big ole o-lineman.
     
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    Do we need to start an Oracle of Omahawg thread about his impending recruitment or what
     
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  18. bturns

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    Who was the kid that was trying to hype himself up into an offer?
     
  19. bertwing

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    John Oliver?
     
  20. bturns

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    Thats him.

    hogfan please don't let your kid be like John Oliver...
     
  21. devine

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    I’m going to the game tomorrow. I have box seats (not to brag). AMA
     
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    Baseball that is considering basketball is dumb
     
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    Box seats at Minute Maid? How does that even work? Which section are you in
     
  24. bertwing

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    He’ll be the homeless guy in the cardboard box outside the stadium begging for change
     
  25. Taques

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    trevor roberson was working with our first team OL today :roll:
     
  26. blind dog

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    who?
     
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  27. Taques

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  28. bertwing

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    Bragging about starting a 2nd year OL that Dustin Fry wanted

    YIKES!
     
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  30. devine

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    :roll: don’t worry taques they’ll try and claim he’s not good :roll:
     
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    Census Bureau: Arkansas led the nation in divorce rates in 2018
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    The national marriage and divorce rates declined between 2008 and 2018, but the rates varied sharply between states, according to U.S. Census Bureau data from American Community Surveys.

    Arkansas led the nation in divorce rate in 2018 at 13%, down from 14% in 2008. Arkansas’ divorce rate was 6% higher than the national average. Compared to neighboring states, Arkansas’ divorce rates were 4% higher than Missouri, 2.2% higher than Oklahoma, 4.6% higher than Texas, nearly 4% more than Tennessee and 4.3% higher than Mississippi

    South Dakota had the second-highest divorce rate in 2018 at 12.1%.

    A survey conducted across North America during the 10-year period of the Census report found three leading causes for divorces are basic incompatibility (43%), infidelity (28%) and money issues (22%). The study found emotional or physical abuse accounted for 5.8% of divorces, while parenting disagreements and substance abuse each caused 5% of the divorces.

    The report said basic incompatibility can be caused by multiple things but the leading culprit is a lack of communication skills necessary to navigate the challenges that can arise during marriage.

    A 2019 study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information found a “lack of commitment” to be the leading cause of divorce. This lack of commitment often led to extra-marital affairs or just complacency toward the partner. Other large factors uncovered in the survey were “too much conflict and arguing,” which the group said got worse over time. Another big reason was the belief the partners “married too young,” which the researchers said was interesting because the average marrying age has increased dramatically in the past few decades.

    MARRYING LATER
    Pew Research Center said in 1960, 59% of people ages 18-29 were married. In 2010, that number dropped to 20%. In 2011, the average age for a man to marry was 28.7 years and 26.5 years for a woman. Census Bureau data said in 2019 the average marrying age for U.S. men was 29.5 years and 27.4 years for women.

    Arkansas has one of the youngest average ages to marry in the U.S, according to Census Bureau data. At 24.8 years for women and 26.3 years for men, Arkansas newlyweds are only slightly older than those in Idaho, Utah, Wyoming and Oklahoma.

    Washington, D.C. has the oldest brides at age 29.8 years with grooms averaging 30.6 years. Other states in the Northeast tend to have the oldest marrying age at 28 for women and 29 for men.

    The Census Bureau report also ranked states by their marriage rates between 2008 and 2018. Arkansas ranked No. 20 with a marriage rate of 17.9% in 2018, down from 24.5% in 2008. Arkansas also had one of the widest swings in marriage rates compared to the other 49 states and Puerto Rico. Nebraska was the only state to have seen a sharper decline in marriage rates over the decade.

    The report also found Utah had the highest marriage rates at 23.1% in 2018, which increased from 16.6% in 2008. Conversely, Maine and Connecticut had among the lowest marriage rates in 2018 at 16.4% and 15.6%, respectively.

    Puerto Rico has the lowest marriage rates at 6.9% in 2018, falling from 10.9% in 2008. The divorce rates in Puerto Rico fell to 4.2% in 2018 from 9.7% in 2008, according to the data.

    Census Bureau data said the rates were calculated based on the number of women who were married or divorced within the last year, per 1,000 women aged 15 and over.
     
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  35. infected donkey

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    Mason Jones declares for the NBA Draft. His projected draft position is lower than Joe's
     
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  36. Gambler

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    I wish him the best, but he needs another year.
     
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  37. blind dog

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    I want him to come back but I doubt there’s much more he can do to improve stock
     
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  38. devine

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    I don’t blame them
     
  39. devine

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    I doubt the allure of contending for an NIT championship is enticing enough for them to come back
     
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    he’s one person you fucking idiot
     
  41. Taques

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    :roll: :roll:
     
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    If it was mo bamba would still be at Texas :roll:
     
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    :roll: :roll:
     
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    He sees and hears everything

     
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