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Every 2016 1st-Year Coach's Biggest Offseason Question


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Dan McCarney helped guide North Texas from the Sun Belt to Conference USA and found some initial success. In 2013, the Mean Green went 9-4 and made a bowl game. But it was all downhill from there. North Texas was 4-13 afterward, with McCarney getting canned following an 0-5 start to 2015.

UNT officials went the same route that other area Group of Five programs such as Houston, Tulsa and SMU have traveled, with varying success: hire a Power Five offensive coordinator who’ll bring a high-scoring, fast-paced scheme with him. North Texas’ choice was North Carolina offensive coordinator Seth Littrell, who, at 37, is the fifth-youngest FBS head coach. The Tar Heels averaged over 40 points per game in 2015 and won the ACC Coastal Division.

Of course, Littrell won’t have the offensive talent that he did at North Carolina, at least not initially. The biggest question for him: How quickly can he get his new team to buy into the uptempo lifestyle and succeed?

Read more:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2643964-every-2016-first-year-coachs-biggest-offseason-question/page/17


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