Seven wins and a trip to the Conference USA title game wasn't enough to save Seth Littrell. Sources confirm to Dave Campbell's Texas Football that Littrell, head coach of the North Texas Mean Green since 2016, is out. North Texas lost 48-27 to UTSA in the C-USA championship game on Friday night. Littrell finishes his stint in Denton with an overall record of 44-44 and a 32-23 mark in conference games. He led them to nine wins in 2017 and 2018. The program qualified for a bowl game in six of his seven years, including this season.
“After a thorough assessment of our football program, we decided to make a change in the leadership of our football program, effective immediately. We appreciate the many positive contributions Coach Littrell has made to our program. He has led the team with integrity and class, and we wish him and his family nothing but the best in the future,” UNT President Neal Smatresk said
The news comes as more of a surprise because athletic director Wren Baker left for the same job at West Virginia last week. North Texas is headed to the American Athletic Conference in 2023 and will do so with new faces at both positions. It is unlikely that new head coaching names surface before a new AD is hired. Schools try to move even faster these days with the early signing period and the transfer portal.
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