Sunday night coach search update



TCU co-offensive coordinator Doug Meacham interviewed with UNT officials on Sunday as the school moved closer to selecting a coach to replace Dan McCarney.

North Carolina assistant Seth Littrell is other coach still in the running for the job.

UNT athletic department officials did not return messages seeking comment on where the school stands in the process, but a source close to players who were at a team meeting on Sunday indicated that Meacham will be UNT’s pick and will accept the job.

UNT’s coaches did not inform the players of who the school would offer the job, another source said. While there was no official indication of who UNT would pick, a source said some of the team’s veterans were given the indication that Meacham will be the school’s selection.

Littrell made a big impression on UNT officials during his discussion with them about the position, according to a source.

Meacham had his chance to meet with UNT officials Sunday, according to a coaching industry source.

Meacham has a solid reputation among Dallas-Fort Worth high school coaches and could help improve the Mean Green’s recruiting efforts that will be vital to helping the program rebuild after a 1-11 season.

“We have to get a staff on the road to recruit,” a UNT source said.

UNT has commitments from just four players in the Class of 2016 and currently ranks No. 148 on 247Sports’ recruiting class rankings.

UNT athletic director Rick Villarreal said immediately after the Mean Green closed their season with a 20-17 loss to UTEP on Saturday that the school was close to finalizing its decision on a new coach.

“We have done our due diligence and will make a decision soon,” Villarreal said. “All of the things that we have to do are dependent on people’s schedules.”

TCU finished out its regular season with a 28-21 double overtime win over Baylor on Friday. North Carolina beat rival North Carolina State on Saturday and will play in the ACC championship this weekend.

There is no definitive word yet, but it appears as if the school will turn to Meacham.

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