Eric Morris Leaves Texas Tech to Become Head Coach at University of the Incarnate Word
This past Saturday night brought more news of change for the Texas Tech Football program. Kliff Kingsbury's longest tenured assistant coach, offensive coordinator Eric Morris, left the program. Morris was named the new head coach for the University of Incarnate Word Cardinals in San Antonio.
University of the Incarnate Word Director of Athletics Dr. Brian Wickstrom made the announcement of Morris' hire.
"Eric Morris has been a very successful student, football player and coach," Wickstrom said in an UIW release. "Since UIW Athletics has moved to the highest level of Division I competition, I am excited to have a coach of Eric's caliber be the one to help turn our program into a nationally competitive program. I am excited for our student-athletes and our campus community to be a part of the next steps of UIW Athletics."
"I'm excited about the vision and the leadership that Dr. Evans and Dr. Wickstrom have established for UIW athletics," Morris said. "They've been awesome throughout this process. To have what I see as a power-five conference president and a power-five conference athletic director to help generate the resources we need to get the program where it needs to go is exciting."
Kliff Kingsbury praised his long-time assistant for making the move to UIW. "Eric Morris is one of the brightest offensive minds in college football, and he did an incredible job for us. I cannot thank him enough for his contributions to Texas Tech, and I know UIW is in great hands to take their program to the next level," Kingsbury said.
After the conclusion of the College Football Playoff, Kingsbury will have to hire at least three new assistant coaches to replace Morris and fill in other holes on his staff.
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