QB DaMarcus Smith leaves North Texas

The North Texas Mean Green are looking to start over on the football field and that started by hiring North Carolina offensive coordinator Seth Littrell as their new head coach. However, it looks like they will have to contend with being without top quarterback DaMarcus Smith.

According to Brett Vito of the Denton Record-Chronicle, Littrell announced the departure of Smith. The Mean Green gave no reason for the departure, just that the junior would not be on the team going forward.

MGB breaking news: UNT quarterback DaMarcus Smith is no longer a member of team, head coach Seth Littrell confirms.

— Brett Vito (@brettvito) March 10, 2016

Smith was expected to be the team’s top quarterback entering spring practices after splitting time with former quarterback Andrew McNulty in 2015. He recorded 1,010 yards and eight touchdowns with 421 yards on the ground with two touchdowns in six starts.

The Mean Green are left with just five quarterbacks on their roster. Among those quarterbacks are Alabama transfer Alec Morris and the record-setting Mason Fine out of Locust Grove, Oklahoma.

We have some ideas of what we want to do at quarterback,” Littrell said. “The first thing we will do is evaluate what we have in that room.

North Texas will move forward without DaMarcus Smith and will look to improve on their 1-11 record from last season.

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