It’ll take two to replace Graham Harrell at North Texas.
FootballScoop.com reported Monday that Seth Littrell has hired Bodie Reeder and promoted Tommy Mainord to be UNT’s co-offensive coordinators to replace Harrell, who left for the same position at USC last month. Mainord was already on staff as associate head coach, passing game coordinator and inside receivers coach. Reeder was previously the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Eastern Washington.
It worked out well the last time Littrell took a chance on a young, up-and-coming offensive mind. Harrell was only 30 when Littrell gave him his first gig as an offensive coordinator in Denton. Reeder is 32 with two years of experience calling plays at EWU.
Under Reeder, EWU ranked third in the FCS in total offense last season. The Eagles averaged 43.1 points per game, which was fourth in the FCS. Because of Reeder’s success and his connection to the university, he was also reportedly a candidate to fill Oklahoma State’s offensive coordinator vacancy.
Reeder coached quarterbacks at OSU in 2014-16 while working in offensive quality control there before heading to EWU. He coached Mason Rudolph as a freshman. Rudolph now plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers after being a four-year starter at OSU.
Reeder will serve as quarterbacks coach at UNT, which Harrell also coached. At the position, Reeder will get to work with Mason Fine in his final college season. Fine is already UNT’s all-time leading passer after three seasons as the Mean Green’s starting quarterback, giving Reeder an immediate leader and valuable asset on the field.