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Thursday night notes (Could a hoops shakeup be coming? Et cetera)
Thursday night and time for a quick lap around the bases as far as North Texas athletics goes.
There have been a number of tidbits I have been meaning to get to that have stacked up in the last few days.
read more: http://meangreenblog.dentonrc.com/2016/05/thursday-night-notes-could-a-hoops-shakeup-be-coming-et-cetera.html/
Re-ranking UNT’s players Nos. 1-5 (safety duo highlights top 5)
North Texas most productive position last season was safety, where Kishawn McClain and James Gray came through with terrific years.
Both made a ton of plays for UNT. That was good. They also made a ton of tackles. That wasn’t so good for UNT, considering the pair was often the Mean Green’s last line of defense.
Both finished with more than 100 tackles and will again be key components of UNT’s defense. They are also members of the top five of our Mean Green roster raking that comes to a close today.
The top five also includes three key members of UNT’s rebuilt offense.
Each member of our top five will be key leaders in addition to be key playmakers for the Mean Green as they look to bounce back from a 1-11 finish in Seth Littrell’s debut season.
1. Kishawn McClain, safety
McClain led UNT with 110 tackles and was often the best player on the field for the Mean Green. He intercepted a pass, broke up three more, forced two fumbles and posted 2.5 tackles for loss in 2015. He led UNT in tackles in games against Rice, Southern Miss, Marshall, UTSA and UTEP. The Mean Green are hoping for a big season from McClain, who has a lot of experience entering his junior season and will be a key leader for UNT.
UNT spring game stats, players who stood out
North Texas conducted its annual spring game that really wasn’t a game this year on Saturday. The Mean Green elected to simply scrimmage due to a lack of depth.
That format still allowed several players to finish off the spring on a high note. I have finally had a chance to type in the complete stats that were handed out.
They should be pretty close to accurate. UNT’s sports information crew, myself and a few other media types tried to be as close as we could, which was a bit of a challenge with the format.
So, who really helped themselves in the last workout of the spring?
Here are three:
Wide receiver Tee Goree – UNT is going to throw the ball and throw it a lot next season, which is going to make having someone to throw it to kind of important.
Read more: http://meangreenblog.dentonrc.com/2016/04/unt-spring-game-stats-players-who-stood-out.html/