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  1. UNTMike81

    Recruiting Ratings for Offensive Line

    O-Line is the hardest position to recruit. Most of the "projected proven" are snapped up by P5 school's. At least the successful P5 school's. All the G5 school's have a harder time with O-Line and D-Line for that matter. So, it all comes down to winning record, coach's evaluation, then O-Line/D-Line skill's teaching technique. It's hard to find big boy's/men with foot speed, quickness at O/D line position, with size, and agility. After that they need to stay healthy ie knee injury and to lesser extent broken foot. I'm sure Mr. English can comment on that given the chance. When I was at NTSU one of my good friends was an offensive lineman recruited from Newman Smith. My friend was a stud recruit as a jr. at Newman Smith. He tore his ACL and had to have surgery. His recruiting value dropped per surgery and came to NTSU/UNT. Had he not torn his ACL there's was no way he'd end up at UNT. He would have played somewhere in the SWC for sure!!!
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    A Football Life: Joe Greene

    I did my post via voice recognition. You are correct, I was wrong I can't believe I made the mistake. The University, was correctly named North Texas State University. When I went to UNT that was the name of the college. I can't believe I made the error. The fact remains the UNT athletic department has done deplorable job when it comes to the University's Athletics over the years since the 50 60s and early 70s. Things are looking up now though.
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    A Football Life: Joe Greene

    The real benefit of the "football Life" for UNT and Joe Greene, was that a stud NFL Hall of Fame football player came out of what used to be University of North Texas. In that era being drafted where he was when he came out was unheard of from a school like the University of North Texas. It was good to know that the University of North Texas integrated black players when they did in the state of Texas. Way ahead of the Curve for most Texas Colleges. And to think University of North Texas and UNT Athletics mismanaged the program for such a long time that we haven't seen another Joe Greene type player come or be drafted from UNT, or the University of North Texas, is a shame. Ultimately very little time was spent in the documentary in regards to Joe Green's time at the University of North Texas was sad to see also. Although you can't take away from his accomplishments with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Go Mean Green!!!
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    Mean Green gear at Target in Houston

    Nice. 15 minutes from my house. I'm there tomorrow. I can't believe we have a place in H-Town to get UNT gear. I don't know why we can't find more stores that carry UNT gear. Some deal about licensing agreement I've always read on board in the past. Thankfully maybe our newest AD understand that some of us hate to buy clothing and other items on line. If I can try something on or at least have some idea it will fit then why would I press the "on line purchase button".
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    Jamize Olawale getting faster

    I can only imagine Jon Gruden Is very happy about having a running back with a 4.3 sec. 40 yard dash!!
  6. I thought I'd check to see if anyone had an update on Mr. English's foot rehab.? We sure could use his skill on D line this year.
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    Jeffery Wilson Draft Profile

    I believe Tampa Bay's kicker this year was pretty pathetic.
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    Jeffery Wilson

    I believe Jeffery Wilson signed UDFA contract with SF49'er's. Can anyone confirm?
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    Scotty Conley gets new gig

    Good for Mr. Conley. The free market at work. Gets pension, then Oh, another employer invests in Mr. Conley's skills, talents, and ability. Another source of income for an older individual (and family) with wisdom and plenty of contacts in the HS coaching world in TX.. I'm sure Mr. Conley has a few idea's about how to implement and improve football operations at Ark. St.. You'd have to believe the AD at Ark. St. discussed Mr. Conley's thoughts surrounding football operations at Ark. St. interview process along with Mr. Conley's developed relationships with TX high school coaches. Of course it will take several years to see how/if Ark. St. recruiting improves within TX.. There's not one of us especially older individual's who just fade away in the night just because they lost there job, or separated from an employer. Mr. Conley must have a good/great reputation in some circles since his time between jobs was so brief.
  10. Really, That's what you focus on in my post. Point is folks on this board have been critical of UNT recruiting and there thoughts on players talent based on offers and many other subjective criteria. Take a look. This is one of the last players UNT had that went to NFL. Wow...3A Powerhouse. Source: Wikipedia "Brad Kassell attended Llano High School in Llano, Texas and was a letterman in football as a quarterback. In football, as a senior, he rushed for 1431 yards and 20 touchdowns and passed for 839 yards and eight touchdowns, and was named the Class 3A All-West MVP, and won All-State second team honors. Brad Kassell graduated from Llano High School in 1998." Look at this. Mr. Kassell wasn't a QB in the NFL. Imagine that.
  11. Come on now. I remember in the Coach Dickey days his staff would look at a lot HS players from 2,3, and 4A in the sticks or on main hwy's. When DD told recruits not to mention they were being recruited by UNT, or committed to UNT many on this board were tremendously critical of Coach Dickey for this (Stealth Recruiting) approach. When SL's staff does the same now everyone is WOW...very smart!! This goes to show there is a ton of talent in the State of TX. Can you imagine if the NCAA hadn't bused up the SWC. It's a shame all the HS talent in the state is so willing to play football outside the state of TX!!! It's no surprise Coach Dickey in going to A&M as offensive coordinator. I'm confident DD will be a head coach in the near future. Go Mean Green!!!
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    Jordan Redfearn Aubrey (Aubrey, TX)

    MGNation92...Thanks. I hope Jordan recovers from knee surgery soon.
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    Jordan Redfearn Aubrey (Aubrey, TX)

    Thanks...I didn't see that update. Can you please define Blueshirt. I'm familiar with Grayshirt. Blueshirt, not so much.
  14. Anyone have an update on Jordan Redfearn signing with UNT? I know he had knee injury and surgery. Did our coaches pull Jordan's offer? If not, when is Jordan going to sign? Go Mean Green!!
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    Chad Morris headed to Arkansas

    I don't know why you'd be looking forward to the game with Arkansas. Arkansas SEC and even though they are a less than stellar team in the SEC there offensive and defensive lines are HUGH compared to UNT. Until UNT can recruit and develop our OL & DL with better and more talented linemen it's going to be a long day for Mason F. our offense, and defense. I sure hope our staff has a good/great recruiting year with lot of big, productive OL & DL talent. UNT sure does need it.