With the offseason upon us, teams will be making their usual staff changes in order to hopefully improve their on-field product. Following a 5-7 season, we should certainly expect the Mountaineers to have some shakeups across the board.
Though the offense was easily the team’s strength in 2022, that side of the ball could see some staff shakeups without firings.
With the latest bit of coaching news, I actually have a bold prediction myself.
According to GoMeanGreen.com, Seth Littrell has been relieved of his duties as the head coach of North Texas. Brett McMurphy of Action Network tweeted the news.
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 5, 2022
Littrell, who has been with the Mean Green since 2016, coached under current WVU Athletic Director Wren Baker. The two obviously have a relationship, which could bode well for Littrell potentially landing a job in Morgantown.
How could this happen? It’s a simple trade really.
With having coached at North Texas, Graham Harrell has been mentioned as a candidate to take over in Denton, Texas. Should he make that move, Littrell could be a viable candidate to take over as offensive coordinator at WVU.
Graham Harrell takes HC job at North Texas.
Seth Littrell becomes next OC at WVU.
— Clark Johnson (@_jamesclark3_) December 5, 2022
It would be a literal swap. Harrell would head to North Texas and Littrell would come to Morgantown. It’s one I could definitely see happening if Harrell decides to make the jump.
And before you assume I’m advocating for Harrell to leave, I’m not. I think he did a good job during his first season with WVU, and I would honestly hate to see him leave. However, this just feels like the perfect opportunity for him. The Mean Green will be making their move to the American Athletic Conference, and a young up-and-coming coach like Harrell could be the perfect fit.
He recruits well, his offense is solid, and he knows the state of Texas. As for Littrell, a position in Morgantown could be a great landing spot for him to try to jump start his career again.
But this is College Football, so it’s hard to tell what will happen. It certainly is fun to speculate, though.