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  1. Cooley

    WKU Stikes Again

    http://www.wbko.com/content/sports/Expectations-soaring-for-Tops-as-Stansbury-begins-Year-Three-at-WKU-486035361.html
  2. Cooley

    Recruiting Update 6/16

    Not necessarily directed toward you but have we decided what the the bar is going to be for UNT recruiting? If we sign a bunch of 2 star guys (or not rated), what resonates on here is that stars don't matter. (from coaches and fans) but, when a kid is a 3 star or better, we are doing well. Then I read that it should be based on the number of offers a kid gets. Yet there are many kids getting multiple offers that can't play, in my estimation. I realize many offers are based on potential. (mostly in football) With or without this star system (which I've never got in to) UNT, historically, has always signed a handful of good players. The problem has always been that others programs sign more. Based on the number of kids playing in Texas alone and the number of scholarships offered, it appears to me that mid major programs should be signing mostly high 2 or 3s. Right? Just asking. Changing sports and level. the NBA draft is Thursday. Read today that of the 450 players who played 100 minutes or more this past season, 20% of them were 2nd round draft picks. Another 22% of the 450 were not drafted. (42% not 1st round guys) There seems to be different opinions and results.
  3. Disclaimer: My thoughts since 1975 I don't have a strong opinion about the coaches other than the obvious ones. (Basketball: Bill Blakeley; Football: Hayden Fry) I say that because it is so hard to compare era's. In many instances, its been apples vs oranges. I've actually liked some of the coaches that didn't fair well (W-L's) and have been disappointed with others; whose performance (W-Ls) was below my expectations. As a program, we've made some bad decisions (AD). Firing too quickly or waiting too long. I can only speak for myself but I generally don't read beat writers. My feeling has always been why do I need to read about someone else's opinion when I have my own. If I attended a live event or watched on tv, why do I need to read about their recap. So much of what you read is slanted. They are not as critical as they need to be or too critical when they don't need to be. I recall back in the early and late 60's & 70's, we had 2 newspapers (The Dallas Morning News and The Dallas Times Herald. (I had no interest in the Star Telegram) It was practically impossible to follow anything related to recruiting unless a recruit notified the paper of their verbal commitment. The verbal commitment was generally not provided until a few days before signing day. The actual signings were not known until the next morning or afternoon. (The Times Herald was delivered in the afternoon) As a recruiting buff, I sought out as much info as possible by attending games and hanging out in the rec centers talking to the kids and coaches. I've never been a fan of writers not digging deep to provide desired scoops to their readers. The slightest bit of information today is met with a BREAKING NEWS heading. In general, I don't care for those who write an opinion columns. They often wait until public opinion has already been formed before they jump on the bandwagon. Wasn't Bill Nichols a previous Chronicle's writer? I also remember another name if I heard it again. I know I'm rambling. I recall the Athletic Department providing an 800 number for anyone desiring to follow NT football recruiting. It was a 2 minute taped message about the news of the day which I called daily. The line was once answered by Dennis Parker who provided as much inside information as possible. I had to convince him that I was a huge Marshall Maverick & NT fan before he would provide info.
  4. Cooley

    WKU Stikes Again

    http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/news/charles-bassey-western-kentucky-5-star-center-commits-reclassifies-2018/1m66gxyf4cckf1v8jl85tntac4
  5. Melvin "Lurch" Davis At least 3 (legit) Hall of Fame starters from Bill Blakeley's 75-77 teams. Congratulations Lurch! http://www.meangreensports.com/sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/061418aaa.html
  6. Was this a compliment? Just the latest in a long line of Benford bashing articles and hyperbole. Will it ever end?
  7. Cooley

    Track and Field/ Soccer Complex Video

    1,000 seats for track is totally ridicules! One advantage the football program enjoyed back in the 70's was hosting the UIL Boys Regional Track Meets. Prospects from all over North Texas would participate and have unofficial visits to NTSU; as most HS football players also participate in track. The home side of the press box was always full. This decision appears to be based on what the track program has looked like recently instead of what it can be. The NCAA Track championships are going on now in Eugene, OR. There are a number of smaller programs with the fastest times in the country. Why not UNT? Never been to a soccer game in my life and have zero interest. Next to football/basketball (equal interest) Track is and has always been my 3rd favorite sport.
  8. Cooley

    Combs

    Time to give up the game https://twitter.com/VerbalCommits/status/1001988202448801792 http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/sports/lsu/article_d50c5dbe-e5c4-11e7-b87c-ff8cc3cc1a77.html Curious what grad transfer and/or college transfer(s) are targeted at UNT
  9. http://www.wacotrib.com/sports/texas_sports_hall_of_fame/hall-of-fame-profile-ken-washington-never-felt-overshadowed-by/article_78ad79b4-e8ea-598e-b5fe-0100a1cac186.html
  10. Or the men’s assistant coach. Vito never post the previous women’s coach’s record or the disaster of a program she took over.
  11. Cooley

    ‘19 RB Garrison Johnson (Manvel)

    Committed but recruitment is still open?
  12. Cooley

    New 2018 commit 4/20/2018 - Larry Wise

    I don't know anything about his recruitment or if and when schools backed off. This was just my observation of his junior and senior year when I saw them play.
  13. Cooley

    New 2018 commit 4/20/2018 - Larry Wise

    Senior year wasn’t as good as his junior year. Another kid (jr) really stepped up.
  14. It's really comical how we spin things on this board. This team finished the regular season and conference tournament 2 games below .500. 7th, I believe, in the conference. Easily, playing the worst basketball in the conference to end the season. Out of no where, and a total shock to the players, we get invited to a tournament that better teams passed on. The record gets padded and now we are the class of the conference heading into next year. Winning 20 games in a season has become so watered down playing 38-40 games a season. I'm happy to see some improvement in the program (over the past few years) but I can't get excited by the luxury afforded this coaching staff; coming behind a bad coach with only 8 wins to improve upon. Now there are attempts to give the new guy credit for the other guys recruit(s). We continue to play games with attendance numbers as though folks actually flocked to the Super Pit throughout the year. In all sincerity, I'm happy for the very late season success, albeit in a tournament I remain very much opposed to. I understand trying to manufacture success and school pride with co-workers and friends outside the UNT community but please can we contain this narrative on this UNT sport forum; where many actually know better. Ok, everyone can proceed to play with the cute red down arrow icons (or whatever they are called)