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  1. Ortiz with a good start to the season.

    He's on the tour, correct?
  2. Frog WR Isaiah Graham transfers to La. Tech

    Damnit! I’ve been saying for years that UNT should have a Director of Middle School Sports Relations. Wren Baker, are listening?!?
  3. DRC: Three reasons UNT could be better in 2018

    I’ve been beating the “we need big, quality offensive and defensive linemen” depth drum for years and years. And I’m still waiting. We can’t pin our 2018 hopes on DL English.
  4. This is how I feel. Except for a few bowl appearances, the 15 years under RV were a disaster. No disputing that fact. Culminated by the terrible hires in Men and Women's basketball, softball, etc. Bedford and the guy that coached the women. Terrible hires for which RV should have been fired long ago. That fact is on the hands of the prior administration. I think the changes that have been made over the past 2-3 years were definitely necessary. Probably should have been made 10 years ago. I think Smatresk gets it. The Wren "appears" to be a good hire, as have the hires that he has made. McCasland, so far, seems decent. I want to see his recruiting the next two years. My concern in football is recruiting. I'm not sure how well we have done under Littrell and staff. After the beatings we took at the hands of FAU(twice), and Troy, we better bring in some solid talent. To UNT90. Over the past 15 years, a lot of damage has been done to UNT's athletic image. Bad hires, bad records, bad results. I'm not trying to "convert" you over to following UNT again, I just hope, considering all the changes UNT has made, you will give it somewhat of a chance. And not criticize those that continue follow UNT sports. Yes, if RV was still here, Benford, and all the crappy results that have or would follow if not changes were made, then I would be in line with you.
  5. Rice (1/13/18)

    We took the redshirt off of Tikonenko(sp?)?
  6. Rice (1/13/18)

    82-77 UNT leads. 22 seconds left. What could possibly go wrong?
  7. New Commit Derrick Shaw 12/22

    Is that his high school's IPF? Nice facility.
  8. So, what's the latest on the Clinton Foundation? And were any of you Hillary for President supporters? Just curious.
  9. '18 T/G Thomas Preston III (Scottsdale CC)

    Not if I fix them the Sicilian way! Old family recipe from the ancients!
  10. Harrell rumor

    My people will take care of this. I'll assign one of my Lieutenants.
  11. '18 T/G Thomas Preston III (Scottsdale CC)

    Scottsdale CC. "The Fighting Artichokes". Now that name should draw fear to any opponent.
  12. UCF Commentary- Bob Ballou, CBS Austin

    Ha! I gave you the "Thanks" trophy. I'll tell him that, though they are already part of the "money minting" P5 machine.
  13. Bob Ballou of CBS Austin On Monday Central Florida upset Auburn 34-27 to win the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl. The Knights and Scott Frost did everything the right way this year - won all their games, handled Frost's move to Nebraska with class - all of it was awesome to watch. The aftermath of their win is getting uglier by the day though. Let's start with a simple fact. You cannot compare wins by using the transitive property of equality. That needs to stop. Just because UCF beat Auburn, who beat Alabama and Georgia, does not mean UCF is better than the entire SEC. It also is a little over the top for Central Florida to declare itself national champions, although in fairness, the school is going to pay its coaches their national championship bonus. Even so, the team did not go to the playoff and did not win the national championship. This, however, is not to entirely knock UCF for its stance because its stance is part of a much bigger issue. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby told ESPNs Heather Dinich that he's not looking to expand the playoff, but more ridiculously - told her UCF was treated **fairly** because the Knights likely wouldn't be undefeated had they played in a power five conference. Said Bowlsby, “They have some big games, but they don't have an Iowa State who can beat Oklahoma.” By the way Iowa State lost five games, four to unranked teams. I absolutely hate this reasoning. Hate it. Commissioner Bowlsby, with all due respect, you don't know that it's likely they'd be undefeated. No one knows that, and it's why the NCAA's system is flawed. Prove that Scott Frost didn't just assemble the best staff in the country coupled with the best recruits in the country. Prove that. You can't. There is quite literally no way to prove that UCF wasn't the best team in the country this year and that's a huge problem. In case you're wondering about little ol' Central Florida in its little ol' conference, the school is the biggest in the state of Florida, besting Florida itself by more than 9000 students. Florida State is 5th. That school – UCF - can't produce the best team in the country? Are we 100 percent sure Central Florida's players aren't as good as those in the power five? If you believe the recruiting rankings in the last five years, the Knights were as low as 79 and at its peak – 55th. Take that into consideration, 13-0 must have just been an absolute miracle. There are years that the non-power five conference team might just be the best in the nation, yet we'll never get the chance to find out. How is that a fair system? '04Utah, '06 Boise, '08 Utah, '09 Boise and 2010 TCU all deserved to know if their undefeated seasons were good enough to match the big boys. 2017 UCF did too. And just so you know the arrogance with which UCF - and every other non power-five program must face - Bowlsby added this gem at the end, “If TCU and UCF played 10 times, I defy anybody to convince me UCF would win the majority of the games. Of course, I've only been looking at it for 35 years.” That's why all of this is a total sham for UCF - and any team like them. Commentary
  14. UCF Commentary- Bob Ballou, CBS Austin

    Well said untjim1995. to add insult to injury, my older brother, an avid Longhorn fan and graduate of UT, watched the FCS Championship. North Dakota State vs James Madison. He commented to me that UNT should consider playing at that level. Good football and we could compete. I calmly, very calmly, told him that UNT has no intentions of dropping down to the FCS level. Except for the Championship Game, no one knows that FCS exists. I went on to tell him about our drop down from the 1A level to 1AA, and the damage that it did to our once proud football program. All for a lousy 10,000 extra seats in Fouts. Which we added 10 years too late. We are what we are. Hopefully we can continue to be successful at the G5 level and not resort back to our losing ways. For that to happen, UNT needs to keep the pedal down to fundraising and facilities improvement. And hiring the best coaches we can.
  15. Top 25 Consideration - 4 teams UNT faced

    "Iowa, Army, FAU, Troy all received Top 25 votes." "The only loses we had were to those teams." Thus, Army was a loss??? No biggy, but what am I misreading here? Go easy on me. I'm old and can't understand the written word like I use to.
  16. UCF Commentary- Bob Ballou, CBS Austin

    And if you read any of my earlier posts on this matter, I would say NCAA top management and sports enforcers are on the Power Leagues payroll too. I suspect a lot of collusion going on.
  17. Top 25 Consideration - 4 teams UNT faced

    Didn’t we beat Army?
  18. Tikhonenko

    Will Mark Tikhonenko be suited, ready to go against Charlotte?
  19. DRC: Three reasons UNT could be better in 2018

    BV: "FEATURED PHOTO: North Texas quarterback Mason Fine looks for a receiver during a game last season at Apogee Stadium." Me thinks that photo may be from the New Orleans Bowl, not Apogee. Always fun to poke at Brett!
  20. OldGreenGuts? Johnny Quinn?
  21. Part of Our Problem

    5-11, 215 versus 5-10, 175-180. To me, that 35-40 lb difference is something to consider.
  22. Baby Briles going to Houston

    Could Briles to Houston create an opportunity for UNT? After Briles introduces his “recruiting techniques” over a 2-3 year period, Houston could end up with the death penalty, shuttering Cougar Football for years. UNT then takes over the vacated spot in the American Athletic Conference.
  23. Part of Our Problem

    Unfortunate, but true.