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  1. ipd054

    Mean Green gear at Target in Houston

    Less than a mile from my work. May just have to stop in to support their buyer's good decision.
  2. Not yet. It is getting close.
  3. I did a visual count and came up with about 87 in attendance minus the coaches and UNT employees. I thought is was a good event. I was able to personally talk to 4 coaches (Littrell, McCasland, Hedlund, and Palileo) as well as Wren Baker. All were down to earth and willing to take time with each group that they visited. Summary of my personal conversations: AD Baker - Talked about being home. Loving the town he lives in and being close to family. Coach Littrell went further to say that not only does he love his job he loves being close to his family. We talked about his hometown and how much he loved being close enough that his kid can have a relationship with their grandparents instead of only seeing them 2-3 times a year. He said "I hope y'all keep me!" I replied "I think we are more concerned about you getting lured away." He squared up to me looked me in the eye and said "anyone who thinks I would leave does not know me very well!" Coach McCasland - talked about the support from the President down to ensure he had what he needed to be successful. He really enjoyed the atmosphere of the Super Pit at the end of the season and through the CBI. Really a nice person who is excited about his team next year. Coach Hedlund - Can not wait for the soccer and track complex to start. Talked about having a home since he has played on 7 different fields in his 25 years at North Texas. He is happy with winning the C-USA but is ready to make a run in the NCAA and is setting that expectation with his players. Coach Palileo - is happy Volleyball won the C-USA so Coach Hedlund will stop busting his chops about not having a championship. Is looking forward to next season and is ready to repeat. I asked each one the same group of questions: "Do you have everything you need to be successful?" - everyone of them said YES emphatically. They said that from the board, president, and AD that they have amazing support and love the direction the university as a whole is going. "Are you still enjoying what you do?" - All said yes! "What do you need from us?" - All said butts in seats in one way shape or form, that it makes a big impact on the team and more importantly recruiting. Overall I was very impressed with the AD Baker and all of the coaches (I was not able to get to talk to the track coach who was there as well). My wife and daughter went as well and my 17 year old daughter (who wants to be an athletic trainer) was even invited up to visit by Coach Littrell and Coach McCasland and said that they would talk to the head of Sports Medicine to ensure that she was able to watch a practice during her visit. All of the coaches talked directly to her and made her feel like she was being recruited by them. At the end of the event she looked at me and said, with the way things are going at UNT why would I go anywhere else? I asked her what she meant and she quoted the fact that this past year was the best athletic year since 1975 as a whole for the university (something AD Baker said earlier in the event). New fields, IPF, and a commitment to the student athletes. She said that it felt like she would be getting in on the start of something great and that she could be proud of going forward. I liked it and thought is was a successful event and even if no one else liked the event, I think they made a decision for at least one future student last night!
  4. I will be there plus 2 I do have one extra ticket if anyone wants to make a last minute trip out.
  5. Here is one of Coach Fry after UNT beat Tennessee in 75, and a bonus photo of the cheerleaders in 75
  6. Here are a few from the Snow Bowl Homecoming game at Fouts vs. Florida State Nov 13, 1976
  7. Original Flying Worm Here is a photo from a 2012 post by Harry on gomeangreen from the SMU game in '76
  8. ipd054

    Tweaks

    The cost of stained concrete can vary greatly. For a basic application of a single stain color with sealer and minimal surface prep, most contractors charge between $2 and $4 per square foot. So it would have been very expensive.
  9. Looks like I am making it a work trip. Booked Thursday night at that new sparkly Embassy Suites just up the road. Two days in North Texas on my birthday weekend... This could get ugly, better warn the bars to stock up.
  10. Saint Arnold's Brewing Company - 2000 Lyons Ave, Houston, Texas 77020
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    USA Today top 25

    If you want to read more here is an article about UNT's own Todd Dodge https://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/highschool/article/Texas-high-school-football-turns-to-the-spread-6700541.php In 1980, playing for Port Arthur Jefferson, Dodge achieved the improbable feat of throwing for more than 3,000 yards in a season, averaging an unheard-of 200 yards per game. Coming from the state that brought you the ground-bound wishbone and veer offenses, it had to be just a passing fad - pun intended - didn't it? These days, 3,000 yards is chicken feed. Almost 50 players statewide surpassed that mark in 2014, and hundreds have done so since Dodge's day. His own son Riley, in fact, twice surpassed the old record while playing for his father at Southlake Carroll in 2006-07. What was once an anomaly has become the rule of the road in Texas high school football, as fans will see this weekend at the University Interscholastic League title games at NRG Stadium. Of 20 teams playing over three days, at least 15 run some variation of the spread offense - the generic term for any formation that lines up with the quarterback in shotgun formation, be it with one back, two, or occasionally, none.
  12. ipd054

    USA Today top 25

    It is a reference to all air raid offense which is a system is designed out of a shotgun formation with four wide receivers and one running back. The formations are a variation of the run and shoot offense where the guards and tackles of the offensive line and the 4 defensive linemen really do not matter because we are just going to play "7 on 7". It puts an emphasis on getting the ball out instead of imposing your will on the other team. When you look at the big 12 you see "7 on 7" ball. "7 on 7" puts a ton of yards and points on the scoreboard and is well suited for tv (looks like a video game). While it is fun to watch this on "skilled positions" only the receivers and some well rounded back really translate to Sunday. If you look at the big number guys in college, few make it in the NFL. See the list below FBS passing leaders Out of 32 there are 4-5 that are not on a "7 on 7" team and Philip Rivers, Kevin Kolb, Derek Carr, and Jared Goff are really the only ones who have had some success in the NFL. (For my HSO on the QB's you will see Baker Mayfield, Mason Rudolph, Luke Falk, and Lamar Jackson get their collective ass handed to them and all but one will be out of the league after their rookie contract) 1 Case Keenum [[Houston Cougars football|Houston]] (2007–2011) 19,217 2 Timmy Chang Hawaii (2000–2004) 17,072 3 Landry Jones Oklahoma (2009–2012) 16,646 4 Graham Harrell Texas Tech (2005–2008) 15,793 5 Ty Detmer BYU (1988–1991) 15,031 6 Kellen Moore Boise State (2008–2011) 14,667 7 Baker Mayfield Texas Tech (2013), Oklahoma (2015–2017) 14,607 8 Luke Falk Washington State (2014–2017) 14,481 9 Colt Brennan Hawaii (2005–2007) 14,193 10 Rakeem Cato Marshall (2011–2014) 14,079 11 Mason Rudolph Oklahoma State (2014–2017) 13,618 12 Sean Mannion Oregon State (2011–2014) 13,600 13 Philip Rivers NC State (2000–2003) 13,484 14 Corey Robinson Troy (2010–2013) 13,477 15 Colt McCoy Texas (2006–2009) 13,253 16 Aaron Murray Georgia (2010–2013) 13,166 17 Kevin Kolb Houston (2003–2006) 12,964 18 Dan LeFevour Central Michigan (2006–2009) 12,905 19 Cooper Rush Central Michigan (2013–2016) 12,884 20 Brandon Doughty Western Kentucky (2011–2015) 12,855 21 Derek Carr Fresno State (2009–2013) 12,843 22 Tim Rattay Louisiana Tech (1997–1999) 12,746 23 Ryan Lindley San Diego State (2008–2011) 12,690 24 Luke McCown Louisiana Tech (2000–2003) 12,666 25 Chris Redman Louisville (1996–1999) 12,541 26 Chase Daniel Missouri (2005–2008) 12,515 27 Trevor Vittatoe UTEP (2007–2010) 12,439 28 Kliff Kingsbury Texas Tech (1999–2002) 12,429 29 Matt Barkley USC (2009–2012) 12,327 30 Jared Goff California (2013–2015) 12,195 31 Zach Terrell Western Michigan (2013–2016) 12,100 32 Zac Dysert Miami (Ohio) (2009–2012) 12,016
  13. ipd054

    Regal Eagle is For Sale - $350k

    Sorry the source was from 2015... Gas would be $683.80 at $2.60 a gallon. So with fuel cost today it would lower the hourly cost by $3.21. So $86.46/hr or $71.46/hr respectively. Thanks for keeping me honest. I corrected the math above