Seth Littrell Named Offensive Coordinator
Jan. 3, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana head football coach Kevin Wilson announced today that Seth Littrell will join the Hoosiers staff as offensive coordinator. Littrell arrives in Bloomington from the University of Arizona, where his 2011 offense ranked third nationally in passing offense (370.8) and 15th in total offense (465.2).
Current assistant coach Kevin Johns will serve as assistant offensive coordinator and take on the responsibilities of quarterbacks coach.
"We received a large amount of interest from a talented pool of applicants, but I kept coming back to Seth," Wilson said. "Seth is one of the most innovative, young coordinators in the country. We are excited to incorporate his successful background with the spread passing game into our offense. We welcome Seth, his wife, Becca, and his son, Tripp, to the Hoosier football family."
Littrell spent three seasons in Tucson (2009-11) after a four-year stint as running backs coach at Texas Tech University. He has coached in seven bowl games, played in two and was team captain on the University of Oklahoma's 2000 national championship team. A four-year letterwinner at Oklahoma, Littrell rushed for 231 yards and seven touchdowns in 1999 and finished his career with 11 rushing scores.
"This is a great opportunity to work with a great offensive mind in Kevin Wilson," Littrell said. "I am very excited to be at an unbelievable university in the prestigious Big Ten Conference."
Littrell served as offensive coordinator in 2011 and coached tight ends and H-backs. He was co-offensive coordinator in 2010 and coached running backs and tight ends in both 2009 and 2010.
Arizona's 370.8 passing yards per game in 2011 set a school record and its 465.2 total yards per game ranked second. The Wildcats averaged 30.8 points and set school records in completions (398), attempts (577) and completion percentage (.690).
Littrell helped coordinate a Wildcat attack that averaged 439.4 total yards in 2010, the fourth-best mark in Arizona football history. His five running backs rushed for a combined 1,500 yards and a 4.6 average with 59 receptions for 432 yards. Nic Grigsby and Keola Antolin combined for a 6.2 average and accumulated 1,200 yards with nine scores in 2009.
At Texas Tech, the 2008 Red Raiders rushed for 119 rushing yards per game under Littrell's direction, the highest total in the Mike Leach era. Baron Batch and Shannon Woods combined for 1,435 yards and 19 rushing touchdowns while catching 74 passes.
Taurean Anderson closed out his career with an NCAA record 302 receptions for a running back and the fourth-highest scoring total for a non-kicker with 414 points. Shannon Woods earned All-Big 12 Conference honors in 2006 after averaging 6.1 yards per carry and snagging 75 receptions, totaling a top 15 national figure of 139 all-purpose yards per game.
Prior to Texas Tech, Littrell was a graduate assistant at the University of Kansas. The Jayhawks played in the 2003 Tangerine Bowl.
The Muskogee, Okla., native graduated from Oklahoma with a degree in communications in 2000. Littrell and his wife, Becca, have one son, Tripp (1).
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