Early morning is quite possibly the worst time to try to do this, because the sun is low on the horizon and is subject to severe atmospheric distortion. This causes the picture to be blurry even if it's properly focused. When looking through the telescope with your eye, the edges of the sun appear wavy like a reflection in choppy water.
Another kind of filter, a hydrogen-alpha filter, allows only a narrow bandwidth of light through. With an H-alpha filter you can see solar flares and prominences and much more detail. Those filters are a lot more expensive though.