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By Melissa B. Triebwasser
Can #PonyUpTempo avoid becoming #PonyDownTrodden?
It’s been a rough couple of decades for SMU, who finally seemed to rid themselves of the considerable stench of June Jones when they hired former Clemson assistant and Texas High School coaching legend Chad Morris in December of 2014, shortly after the Ponies finished a one win campaign. Morris quickly endeared himself to the students of his new school, blasting big talk over social media and recruiting the country’s only all-Texas football class. After struggling through a brutal 2015 campaign, that saw the new offense flash moments of brilliance but the inability to string together enough moments to produce in the win column, the Ponies enter 2016 with the most talented roster they have had in years, but burdened by youth and higher expectations.
Back for Chad Morris’ crew this fall is the uber-talented one-two punch of QB Matt Davis and WR Courtland Sutton, who accounted for nearly 4,000 yards of offense between them.