Thursday, April 8, 2010
Littrell will call Arizona's offense
By ESPN.com staff
It appears Mike Stoops has named a play-caller for his offense: Seth Littrell, who also oversees running backs and tight ends.
Littrell, 31, a Mike Leach disciple, joined the Wildcats staff in 2009 and played on Oklahoma's 2000 national championship team when Stoops was the Sooners defensive coordinator.
Littrell was named co-offensive coordinator with line coach Bill Bedenbaugh when Sonny Dykes was hired as Louisiana Tech's head coach. New quarterbacks coach Frank Scelfo also was a candidate to call plays.,
But Littrell, who will spend game days in the press box, will make the final call, the Tucson Citizen reported.
“He and Bill set up the daily game plan, and then Seth calls it,” Stoops told the Web site. “Still, I’m not really worried about scoring points, really. I think we should be able to do that pretty consistently. I think we’re much better offensively than a year ago.”
That final point seems to be a theme of the Wildcats this spring: The offense in year two under quarterback Nick Foles has the potential to score a lot of points. Foles will have four or five legitimate threats at receiver and a reliable backfield, led by Nic Grigsby. The line also figures to be first-rate, led by veteran center Colin Baxter.
Moreover, unlike a number of Pac-10 teams, the Wildcats have solid depth and experience at quarterback.
The question is defense, where two JC transfers are being counting on to fill two of the three voids at linebacker.