Tar Heel Lettermen will be receiving invitations and sign-up forms in the mail soon for the annual Spring Reunion to be held April 11-12 in Chapel Hill.
The “Morris Mason Golf Tournament” will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Governor’s Club, followed by a social and dinner in the Blue Zone beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday. A BBQ will be held on Saturday at 12:30 in one of the quads around the Bell Tower prior to the Tar Heels’ Blue-White game.
If you don’t receive your invitation and sign-up form in the mail within the next week or so, please contact Teresa Vanderford in the UNC Football Office at 919/962-9144.
Tar Heel coach Larry Fedora and his staff are in the home stretch of recruiting season and have already welcomed five freshmen enrolling for the spring semester: running back Elijah Hood of Charlotte, offensive tackle Bentley Spain of Charlotte, tight end Brandon Fritts of Mentor, Ohio, safety Allen Artis of Marietta, Ga., and cornerback M.J. Stewart of Arlington, Va. National Signing Day is Wednesday, Feb. 5.
“We’re thrilled to have these guys on campus,” Fedora says. “They have the advantage of getting a jump start on their academic workload and will benefit from going through spring practice. All of these guys were in position to graduate early from high school and we’re thrilled to have them in Chapel Hill.”
Fedora has named one new assistant coach to his staff, that being Seth Littrell, who will be assistant head coach for offense and tight ends coach. Littrell comes to Carolina from Indiana, where he worked for former Tar Heel offensive lineman Kevin Wilson.
Littrell was a starting fullback on Oklahoma’s 2000 national championship team and has played for or coached under or with established coaches like Bob Stoops, Mark Mangino, Mike Leach, Sonny Dykes, Mike Stoops and Wilson. Fedora was quite impressed with Littrell’s resume in looking for a coach to replace Blake Anderson, now the head coach at Arkansas State.
“Seth learned Mike Leach’s system and did very well with it when he went to Arizona,” Fedora says. “Then he did a nice job adapting to Kevin Wilson’s offense at Indiana and put up some great numbers there. He’s been able to learn different offenses, grasp the concepts and run with them as a great play-caller. Now he’s very interested in learning our system. Our passing concepts are very similar to what Leach has done, so I think he’ll pick things up very quickly.”
Tar Heel Letterman Randy Jordan has left the staff as running backs coach to take a similar position with the Washington Redskins of the NFL. Fedora will have to fill that spot as well as quarterbacks coach, which he’ll do following recruiting season.