"Timing is everything and the timing is just not right," Boyle superintendent Steve Burkich told the Danville paper. "We had serious discussions that may not have happened anywhere else except a place with the strong tradition and athletics excellence of this area.
Another possibility for Morriss could be the opening at Eastern Kentucky, left vacant when Danny Hope left for Purdue.
Boyle County, a multiple state champion in the past decade, is looking to replace Chris Pardue, who was 22-15 in three years at Boyle County. Pardue left the Danville school to become the offensive coordinator at Campbellsville University.
Rumors of Morriss' interest in the high school coaching job became rampant last week. Morriss owns property near Boyle County and expressed interest in the job, which was reported to pay nearly six figures.