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Reports: Eastern Washington offensive coordinator Bodie Reeder headed to North Texas

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019

Offensive coordinator Bodie Miller watches Eastern Washington work out during practice Aug. 7, 2017. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Offensive coordinator Bodie Miller watches Eastern Washington work out during practice Aug. 7, 2017. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Eastern Washington offensive coordinator Bodie Reeder has accepted the same position at North Texas, according to multiple reports.

Sources close to North Texas told The Denton Record-Chronicle and FootballScoop.com that head coach Seth Littrell is set to hire Reeder, who would replace new USC offensive coordinator Graham Harrell.

An announcement should come in the next few days when the addition of Reeder is approved by North Texas, the newspaper reported.

Messages to Reeder were not immediately returned.

Reeder, 32, directed an offense that ranked third in the FCS in total offense (528 yards per game) and fourth in scoring (43.1 points per game) this past season, helping EWU reach the FCS national title game.

The high-tempo Eagles were balanced, ranking 10th in rushing (255 ypg) and 20th in passing. (272 ypg).

Reeder, who spent two seasons in Cheney, was previously an assistant quarterbacks coach at Oklahoma State.

North Texas had a combined 18-9 record the last two seasons, including a pair of bowl appearances, a Conference USA title in 2017 and runner-up conference finish last season.

The FBS school 40 miles north of Dallas has an enrollment of 31,400 students and a $78 million stadium that seats nearly 31,000 spectators.

North Texas led Conference USA in assistant football coach salaries, according to a USA Today report. Harrell made $275,000 a year at UNT plus incentives before his recent departure.

Reeder made $56,000 at EWU in 2017, according to the state of Washington employee website, but he was hired midway through the calendar year. His 2018 salary was not listed.

The former Eastern Illinois starting quarterback would be one of three EWU assistants to recently leave the program.

Former EWU defensive coordinator Jeff Schmedding was hired as a special teams and outside linebackers coach at Boise State last month. He was replaced internally by EWU associate head coach Eti Ena.

Former EWU cornerbacks coach and recruiting coordinator Cherokee Valeria also left the program last month. He joined the staff at Sacramento State as a defensive passing game coordinator.

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