Chad Morris talks former players support, Moody Magic
Since he got to the Hilltop, SMU football coach Chad Morris has slowly built a relationship with the Mustangs' basketball coach, Larry Brown.
Morris is a regular at SMU home basketball games and even stopped in at one of Brown's practices to see how he operates.
"It's been really good. He's allowed access over there so we're excited about that and our support staff has been over there I've been pleased," Morris said. "Obviously I've enjoyed watching him coach. He's a legend and Hall-of-Fame coach. He's got a lot to teach and I've got a lot to learn."
Morris has gotten a chance to see the enthusiasm in the crowd at Moody and thinks that shows the potential in the SMU fan base to support the football team as well. Morris is attempting to reach out to the students to get that support as soon as next season.
"Obviously, I've met with sororities, met with fraternities, met with student body. I'll continue to do that and we'll do different things to get them involved," Morris said. "I met with a leadership group on campus and just that we need their help. We need their help. We need them to come from the Boulevard into the stadium. We gotta have it. It's part of that everybody lock arms (philosophy)and get going and help us out."
While at various games at Moody, Morris met a number of former SMU players like Emmanuel Sanders and Sterling Moore in the stands.
@ESanders_10 another GR8 @SMU_Football player in Moody tonight for some @SMUBasketball! #Tempo http://t.co/FEGDlwAvYQ pic.twitter.com/mGvq9HR81q— Chad Morris (@coachchadmorris) February 20, 2015
"They've been very supportive. I reached out to a bunch of them, Garrett Gilbert, Craig James, Eric Dickerson. I want them to feel like this is their home and we want them around," Morris said.