Seth Littrell was hired to be the head coach of the North Texas Mean Green, leaving UNC after two years of being the OC.
It seemed that North Carolina might weather the storm on staff turnover when they locked down Coach Larry Fedora for the next seven years. However they forgot to contend with the smaller openings, and the University of North Texas hired away offensive coordinator Seth Littrell to be their new head coach three days ago.
This is the second time that the Tar Heels have changed an offensive coordinator in the Fedora era. Two years ago it was Blake Anderson who walked out the door to take the Arkansas State Red Wolves job. Now, Littrell, who was brought in to replace Anderson from Indiana, is on the move to the bigger title.
For the Tar Heels this is business as usual. The offensive system is seen to be the creation of Fedora’s, and he will find someone who can run it to his liking. That coordinator may be with another school right now, or could be someone that was on a staff that just got fired. There will be no cause for alarm that the offense is about to fall off the face of the Earth.
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As far as Littrell is concerned, the North Texas job should be a challenge. Success there has been always been sudden and never long lasting. If Littrell finds success in bringing fast paced spread football to Denton, Texas, he might find himself somewhere else after a few years. In the meantime, the Mean Green should be able to compete in the high scoring western division of Conference USA.
Any new offensive coordinator at North Carolina will have the good fortune of getting much of the offense back for next season. He will have Mitch Trubisky at quarterback. The offensive line should return except for guard Landon Turner. The receiving corps should return minus Quinshad Davis and Kendrick Singleton. He gets Elijah Hood and T.J. Logan. He gets Brandon Fritts.
The current Tar Heels finish up their season against Baylor in the Russell Athletic Bowl on the 29th of December.