Arizona Wildcats Football: New assistant hired

2009-02-23T00:00:00Z Arizona Wildcats Football: New assistant hiredBy Ryan Finley Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 23, 2009 12:00 am  • 

The Arizona Wildcats have hired an assistant football coach.

Former Texas Tech assistant Seth Littrell will coach tight ends, running backs and fullbacks starting this fall. He replaces Dana Dimel, who left the UA two weeks ago to take a similar job at Kansas State.

Littrell, 30, is familiar with many of the Wildcats' coaches. He played under Mike Stoops when both were at Oklahoma, and worked alongside current UA offensive coordinator Sonny Dykes, offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh and wide receivers coach David Nichol at Texas Tech.

"Man, I'm excited," Littrell said. "It's a pleasure to get with Coach Stoops. I had a great relationship with him as an OU player and have watched the progress of Arizona's program. It will be good to get back with Sonny, Bedenbaugh and Nichol.

"I'm' just eager to get around this program, work hard and win some games. It's an honor and privilege to join the Wildcat coaching staff."

Stoops said Littrell "will bring a lot of youthful enthusiasm and awareness to our program with his great passion for the game."

"I was able to watch him develop as a player and he's gotten off to an outstanding start as a coach," Stoops said.

Littrell is in the UA campus preparing for the start of spring drills. The Wildcats will hold their first spring workout on March 4.

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