December 14, 2012 in Sports

Morris returns to Texas Tech

College football’s coaching carousel returns to the Palouse
By The Spokesman-Review
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Washington State inside receivers coach Eric Morris is headed back to his alma mater.

Morris, who played receiver for WSU coach Mike Leach at Texas Tech from 2005-08, has accepted a position on the staff of new TTU coach Kliff Kingsbury. His exact role is unclear.

Morris, 27, was hired as part of Leach’s first staff at WSU after serving as a quality control and graduate assistant at Houston for two seasons. He is a native of Shallowater, Texas.

Morris recruited the Dallas Fort-Worth and Inland Empire (Calif.) areas for the Cougars, and was also responsible for recruiting quarterbacks. He was the primary recruiter of quarterback Tyler Bruggman, a 4-star prospect from Phoenix who orally committed to WSU during the summer.

Jeff Choate, WSU’s linebackers coach, has been linked to the defensive coordinator job at UTEP.

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