The University of North Carolina is preparing to take on Clemson in the ACC Championship with the hope of making enough of an impression to merit discussion as a College Football Playoff participant. Regardless of the outcome in Charlotte later tonight, it appears Tar Heel offensive coordinator Seth Littrell will be on the move sometime after the game. Littrell will reportedly be the new head coach of the North Texas Mean Green.
Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com reported Saturday Littrell will be named the new head coach of the struggling Conference USA program. A report from Brett Vito of Denton Record-Chronicle says the hire must be given approval from the University of North Texas Board of Regents, which could come via conference call as soon as today.
North Texas is coming off a dreadful 1-11 season that resulted in the in-season firing of former head coach Dan McCarney, which came following the most lopsided victory by an FCS program over an FBS school when North Texas was blasted by Portland State on homecoming (66-7). Littrell will look to rejuvenate things on offense at North Texas and will hope to tape from the wealth of talent throughout the state of Texas to bring life back to the program. His experience as an assistant coach at Kansas and Texas Tech between 2002 and 2008 gives him a good perspective of the landscape around the region, and his continued efforts at programs like Arizona and Indiana before joining North Carolina in 2014 have given him plenty of experience with offensive strategies. North Texas ranked 118th in total offense and 124th in scoring offense this season.