Mike Jackson

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  1. More on the Mean Green Athletics Fee

    If the students can’t get on board with still being below Texas State and UTSA in athletic fees..... Never mind I will stay positive.
  2. Receiver Transfer?

    Not quite that simple but very close. Don’t get me wrong it would be great to have another weapon for Mason’s senior year. If he comes on as a walk-on great. But you need to think about scholarships slots if he isn’t a walk-on. The Mean Green defense needs front 7 help. Needing score 38+ a game against G5 opponents to have enough wins to be bowl eligible is not a good posture to be in. If your defense rarely gets off the field without giving up points that is exactly the position your team will be in. WR is worthless standing on the sideline while the opponents offense is marching down the field eating clock on the way to 7 points.
  3. Why no one goes to SMU games

    Again 9,000 students in a community with a ton of other things to do and other school loyalties within families. So if you want to criticize the fandom go right ahead. I think it’s stupid because with the resources we have at UNT we have no excuse for not seating at least 28,000 every home game. Not giving any kudos to TCU.
  4. Why no one goes to SMU games

    Unrealistic expectations from a blog post is revisionist history. Let me quote the blog posting you referenced. “With an enrollment of less than 9,000, TCU football games will forever remain a challenge to fill up Amon G. Carter Stadium's 45,000 seats.” I don’t know what you expect. But competing for sports entertainment dollars in the DFW area is hard. If UNT got the same percentage of local Alumni to buy in as TCU does we would have a nearly pack Apogee.
  5. Why no one goes to SMU games

    That is a good one. But the aren’t small by any stretch of the imagination, 33,000 undergraduates. They are THE school for the Moron faith like Notre Dame is for Catholics. The difference in size of the schools reflects the difference in number of people who have those respective faiths. They have huge buy in from the state of Utah. So there attendance is better and should be.
  6. Hope Y'all are ready to open up your wallets!

    “Not good” is being kind
  7. Hope Y'all are ready to open up your wallets!

    This scares the hell out of me. Because my experience with season tickets did not go well. I couldn’t give my extra season ticket away for most home games. Even though I attend every home game and our games on the road at SMU I just can’t justify buying a seat no one beyond the MGC, GMG, or Alumni Association would want. I am very worried about the long term viability of our FBS level program if we aren’t in a P5 conference or regularly getting Texas region P5 teams into Apogee. The greed in NCAA is pushing the envelope toward cannibalization. If you cutting off masses of potential fans who are future alumni of G5 schools with your competition rules it will destroy long term health of the game. The NFL is the league for casual fans. That is a league of 32 teams on equal footing. The NFL figured out that competition was good for the league as a whole and the more valuable franchise benifit from the parity as well over the long term. As these conferences have cannibalized each other and made it more difficult G5 teams to get P5 teams in their stadiums I have grown less interested in the game as a whole. The all SEC final was great for fans from the Deep South but 3/4 of the country don’t have a reason to care. And I a rabid College Football fan didn’t watch. And I bet I wasn’t alone.
  8. DRC: Three reasons UNT could be better in 2018

    I have faith they know defense is a huge issue and they will address it. How effective their remedies will be is the question. I did not mean to suggest that the any of the players on defense quit last year. I just saw them being overwhelmed by good offenses last year. And I don’t this is mostly the scheme. I would like them to be more aggressive next year. I would rather keep offenses out of rhythm and give up a few big one-on-one plays than just get nickeled and dimed down the field all game. Because once your defense is tired it is game over. The only way you can win is to score with no time on the clock like the did against Army.
  9. Why no one goes to SMU games

    Others have already chimed in supporting my take very effectively. Find another G5 school with better attendance numbers than TCU did during that stretch (especially a small private university) and then we would have something to debate.
  10. Home Opener Against SMU

    On point and that scheduling was inexcusable. Abilene Christian on the schedule really? If you going to schedule former Southland Conference foes schedule the better ones like Sam Houston State, McNeese State, and Stephen F. Austin. Then at least you can have some the local alumni from those schools help your attendance figures for a typically low attendance games against a FCS school. Also the fact there has not been any other big events there besides some high school playoff games is ridiculous. Also if he had developed a better relationship with Denton City and County officials there we could have a bowl game there (We need better traffic flow to get that done. That requires government help). If Frisco can have a bowl game and a FCS championship game there is no reason Apogee couldn't.
  11. DRC: Three reasons UNT could be better in 2018

    I love the weapons we have on offense and the apparent depth we have at QB. Can defense be worse and not have players just quit? I doubt that. If the defense can average holding teams under 30 points we they could be very good.
  12. Home Opener Against SMU

    Looking forward to this game but I desperately want to beat them in Dallas one day. As for this yearI would be fine even if this is an 11:00 AM kick off at Apogee. I will we had more day games in late October. Maybe if we got on a winning streak one of those games are moved up for TV. I think the SMU game for the reasons listed in the original post makes this game more important that last year's game. We have an established incumbent coach, a veteran QB, veteran offensive weapons and home field advantage. If we can get 26,000+ Apogee should be rocking and difficult for SMU to call audibles on offense.
  13. DRC: Three reasons UNT could be worse in 2018

    If they are worse it will because of the defense and special teams. They get most of their offensive weapons back next year and they have a qualified back up for Fine in Shanbor. Also we have 4 of the 5 offensive linemen back from last year and they should improve with underclassmen competing to take their jobs hopefully. They might be better by end up with less that 9 wins next year. All I know is regardless of the outcome I want Seth here long enough to coach a QB that is physically bigger than Fine and more highly recruited. If we can keep him here that long the program can really turn the corner.