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IU's offensive staff changes

Indiana's football team will have a new offensive coordinator next season.

Coach Kevin Wilson released a statement on the school's athletic website Tuesday acknowledging that offensive coordinator Seth Littrell has left the Hoosiers. Littrell will take over as offensive coordinator at North Carolina, according to

Wilson promoted quarterbacks and wide receivers coach Kevin Johns to offensive coordinator, and assistant defensive line coach James Patton has moved to tight ends and fullbacks coach.

Earlier Tuesday, Wilson announced the hiring of former IU player and Bowling Green assistant coach Larry McDaniel as the Hoosiers' defensive line coach.

"We wish Seth, his wife Becca, and their family nothing but the best. He was a strong addition to our staff the last two years and did a great job developing our offense," Wilson said in a release. "With the way our staff is structured, we will maintain five coaches on defense and four on offense. I will continue to be a major part of our offensive game planning and play calling. Kevin Johns will assume the responsibilities of offensive coordinator and James Patton, who I have a long history with on the offensive side of the ball, will coach the tight ends and fullbacks. We are comfortable with our staff heading into National Signing Day. We will complete the recruiting cycle and make our final hire in the weeks to come."

IU was second in the Big Ten in scoring offense (38.4 points a game) and total offense (508.5 yards a game) last season.

"I want to thank Coach Wilson, (IU athletic director) Fred Glass, and the entire Hoosier community for the opportunity to work on this staff," Littrell said. "Indiana is a special place and always will be. Likewise, Coach Wilson has been a tremendous influence on me both as a person and as a coach. I will always appreciate his advice and guidance. I wish Coach Wilson, the football program, and the entire university all the best in the future."