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  1. (C) I will always root for UNT to win no matter the circumstance and hope that our AD knows the best path forward better than me.
    41 points
  2. Can confirm this is on track right now. That 2013 win we had came back around hard. AAC will see a good rivalry coming into conference. Congrats on the W.
    37 points
  3. Hey, SL deserves some praise here. They were 1-6, facing a situation where he was about to get fired. Instead, he led the team to a 5-0 finish and will get us to a bowl game again. I think he gets deserved complaints here…but this day is one to celebrate a strong achievement.
    34 points
  4. I'll start of by saying again that I am just a t-shirt fan of UNT. I don't have any real inside knowledge of the coming and goings from inside the UNT Athletic Department but I have been in the athletic business for 30 years and over this time have made some tremendous connections with both HS and college coaches/AD's. Seth has always struck me as the kind of guy I would like to hang out with at the ranch or go fishing with but he never struck me as the kind of guy that would inspire a program to be great. I truly believe he is a good man with a good heart but does not have the leadership qualities or personality to lead a program. There is nothing wrong with that (some people have it and some don't) unless he is your Head Coach. Going back to when UNT hired Dodge there was a collective "Oh Wow" expressed by HS coaches across the state. We were happy that one of our own had made it straight to the big time without going through the learning process. But at the same time we were apprehensive because Dodge was a maintainer and not a builder. He has been the HC at 6 different schools. He was tremendously successful at SL and Westlake both traditional powerhouses. At the other 4 schools he never had a season with a winning record. He then brought his whole staff with him. I believe that from an X and O standpoint there are many HS coaches that can hold their own in college. However, they were lost when it came to recruiting and the every day workings of a college program. Dodge had never built something from nothing. He has always taken a powerhouse and made them better and he is VERY good at it. I believe Dodge could have been successful if he would have brought in experienced college coaches that understood the ins and outs of running a college program. There are many successful college coaches that got their start in HS. They didn't just jump to the top, but worked their way up. Two examples of builders are Traylor and McGuire. Traylor took over Gilmer who had lost their way for several years and built them into a powerhouse (some may question how he built them) before moving up to college. Traylor is an X&O guy. He worked for several programs before finding his way to UTSA. None of the programs he was at were very successful in the W/L column. But you can learn a lot from seeing how not to do something. What he learned along the way no doubt is helping him create a winner. Joey McGuire was promoted to HC at Cedar Hill as a very young coach. He had never been a coordinator of any kind. When he took over Cedar Hill had never won a playoff game in their history. He built them into a traditional winner. Joey is a tremendous coach but he is a CEO who hired great coaches and let them coach. Spend 5 minutes with McGuire and you will be ready to run through a wall for him and feel like he is your best friend. His energy and personality is contagious and permeated throughout the entire program from the AD to the janitors. He was one of the first coaches Rhule hired at Baylor to help open doors for recruiting. A year later he was promoted to AHC. Joey turned down the UTSA job in hopes of getting the Baylor job. When Aranda was hired, Baylor made it a priority to keep him on staff as AHC. It wasn't easy as OU, Texas Tech, UT, and Carolina Panthers came calling. He has helped guide Baylor through two complete rebuilds under two great head coaches. He is ready now for his own program. If I was the UNT AD Joey would be at the top of my very short list. I know he is on Texas Tech's and will probably be on SMU's if they lose Dykes. Keeler would be my 2nd choice. I know he is older but he neither looks or acts it. He is a great coach that knows how to use the portal and get inside front doors in recruiting. Greenminer said he wanted to know the process that Baylor used to find Rhule and Aranda. Well Rhodes and Wren are extremely close friends. I'm sure there will be some brain picking going on IF and WHEN a time is needed for it.
    34 points
  5. I have to apologize to Coach Littrel. After today, he has made me change my mind. Way to go coach, I can’t wait to see what you can do next year! GO MEAN GREEN!!! WIN GAMES!!!!!!!
    32 points
  6. Many of us knew @ntsumgspe, AKA Cary Lumkes, through Mean Green football. He was an avid fan and quick to make friends with everyone. He built a unique collection of selfies posing with opposing team mascots. Cary was on the steering committee of the Dallas Chapter of the UNT Alumni Association, but also would host football watching parties in Collin County when I wasn't able to do it myself. In Collin County, he was always the voice of "And that's good for another Mean Green...FIRST DOWN". Similarly, Cary was a fan of hockey. The Chicago Blackhawks were first in his heart, but the Dallas Stars were not far behind. He also frequented the Allen Americans hockey games (ECHL) and played for the Phantoms in an adult hockey league, that happened to play at the Allen Event Center where the Allen Americans play. Unfortunately we lost Cary in April of last year. I've since been working with the UNT Alumni Association on a way to memorialize Cary. I'm proud to say that on St. Patrick's Day of next year, the Collin County Chapter of the UNT Alumni Association will be hosting the First Annual Cary Lumkes Memorial UNT Night of Hockey with the Allen Americans. I'll post links to purchase tickets to this event once the link is available. The Allen Americans will be taking on the Tulsa Oilers at the Credit Union of Texas Event Center (formerly known as the Allen Event Center) in Allen. I hope you are able to join us.
    30 points
  7. Slow down there. We still have one more win to go before we face off with the fightin road kill. FIU maybe be in a bad place right now we still need to show up on the road. It’s a trap game for us
    26 points
  8. I certainly think it was. It was much more fun ruining someone’s perfect season, AND beating a RANKED team for only the third time in school history. I truly enjoyed watching the nUTSAck faithful roll in doing their utee——-essay chant. Then watching them leave, one by one as they tried to differentiate between the tears and raindrops to wipe away. What a great day indeed! IT’S ALL GOOD AND ALL GREEN! Rick
    25 points
  9. The question isn’t now, and has never been, whether SL could get his team prepared enough to beat BAD teams (FIU has given up 45+ points a total of six times this season). The question is whether he can coach the team up to stay competitive with good teams in our league (nope, see UAB and Marshall games) or whether he can adjust and close out games where we lead (nope, see Liberty game). We have seen how high Littrell can take us. I think he is a great guy and even an excellent ambassador for our program…but the name of the game is winning, even if circumstances aren’t 100% perfect. As my officers tell me at least once a week, “that’s why they pay you the big bucks.”
    25 points
  10. I never hope for an NT loss, no matter what the circumstances. If a win means Littrell might be back, so be it. I still want us to win and beat UTSA.
    25 points
  11. Ok Mean Green fanbase, it's put your money where your mouth is time. - We asked for better opponents at Apogee...#15 in the country would seem to fit the bill - We asked for rivalries....like it or not, we don't like each other, there is a history with relevance (2013 game), and they're a fellow Texas "university" - We wanted a meaningful late season game...6 wins is bowl eligible, regardless of your feelings on how many bowls there are or how "deserving" we might be Yes, it's Thanksgiving weekend...unless "eating leftovers" counts as part of your holiday, GET YOUR ASS TO APOGEE Yes, it might rain...they created ponchos and rain gear a long, long time ago, so GET YOUR ASS TO APOGEE Yes, we are all upset with our coaching situation...these players aren't responsible for that and have reacted with their backs against the wall (and many key teammates injured), so GET YOUR ASS TO APOGEE Yes, it will be a bit chilly...they sell hoodies in the team store at Apogee and I'm sure you own long sleeved clothing, so GET YOUR ASS TO APOGEE I will be there tomorrow. Not because I'm ecstatic about where we are as a football program. Not because I love the uniform combination every week. I'll be there because I graduated from North Texas, this is MY team, and know that they stand a much better chance at securing a victory if Apogee is filled with loud, hostile, green-blooded fans.
    23 points
  12. Three thoughts if these projections come to fruition. First, UTSA’s dream season likely ends with a 3rd straight loss after losing to WKU in the CUSA title game. Second, a game against Houston in the Armed Forces bowl has all the makings of a SL bowl special. Third, maybe I missed it, but where is UT’s bowl projection?
    23 points
  13. I guess we "can't beat a teams with winning records" goes out the window. If we can do well in a bowl game we could have great momentum going into next year and not having a million dollar payout. This is why you don't fire a coach midseason. This really is the best case scenario for UNT. In Wren we trust! I was wrong!!!!! GMG
    23 points
  14. Quit being so miserable
    23 points
  15. If your answer isn't win, log off, delete your account, and throw your phone in a river.
    23 points
  16. Someday our society will come to the conclusion that making coaches speak to the media is a waste of time for everyone involved.
    22 points
  17. What it is, ain't exactly clear...
    22 points
  18. Thank you sir for what you have done for the UNT Defense, you have helped put the MEAN back into the MEAN GREEN DEFENSE!!! GO MEAN GREEN!!! WIN GAMES!!!!!!!
    21 points
  19. I admit it…I was wrong. This might be my favorite Mean Green team ever. To go from those embarrassing home losses against UAB and Marshall to today…it’s just a great job by everyone involved. Maybe the best coaching job, over the course of a season, that we’re all ever going to see. The players showed grit and tenacity, and an ability to learn and correct mistakes. They never quit. I’ve never been prouder to be Mean Green!
    21 points
  20. Man, I agree. I don’t think anyone in here is overlooking our horrible start to the season. But Coach Littrell took this team at a VERY low point and turned them around. He did what most of you that wanted him gone five weeks ago gave him no shot at pulling off. Not to mention, it’s what now stands as a win over the highest-ranked opponent in school history, and on top of that it came against a team we all love to hate. I’m not saying he deserves an extension but he’s certainly earned the right to coach one more season from me.
    21 points
  21. Look at y’all. Can’t even enjoy a 4 game win streak for 24 hours before you have to tear it apart. It’s gotta be exhausting.
    21 points
  22. I’ll happily eat a big helping. It is obvious that this team still believes in SL, and that’s gonna have to be enough for me.
    20 points
  23. I truly hate when you mother effers do crap titles like this. You can burn in hell for what you have just done! BURN!
    20 points
  24. Littrell deserves credit for how the team performed in the back half of the season. We were 1-6 without much more hope then to beat FIU and Southern Miss to end the season 3-9. Some were even predicting double digit losses. Credit him for not letting the team quit, and getting better every week. Both on offense and defense the team has executed better and better over this winning streak and has played with more discipline. I do hope that Littrell is back for the sake of continuity on defense especially. That and quite frankly I think he deserves it. Most on this board predicted 4-8 or 5-7. The early losses were very painful, but it seems as though we’ve been able to learn from the losses as the season has progressed, and that is a sign of good coaching.
    20 points
  25. If we were 10-0 with a no. 15 national ranking I would hope we would take up half of the alamodome if had to play them there
    20 points
  26. What's amazing about Fouts is that the structure in 2009 looked relatively unchanged from when the Spanish Conquistadors discovered it. Although overgrown with vegetation at the time, the indigenous people told legends about its ancient builders, probably the Clovis Peoples prior to the Younger Dryas impact event.
    20 points
  27. This team is a good Quarterback away from being conference contenders. This roster has talent. And has proven that we are extremely deep at both running back and WR. When Seth was hired we had arguably the worst roster top to bottom in college football. I had numerous coaches, analyst and players tell me that we didn’t even have a full division one roster. We are in MUCH better spot now. Whoever the coach is next year it will not be a complete rebuild. If they can address the QB position we should be able to hit the ground running next season. I don’t ever like to dog players. But the answer to our QB room is currently not on roster.
    20 points
  28. Let’s get a couple more threads going about this!
    19 points
  29. Why does everyone see wins like this, complain that they shouldn’t be grounds for Seth to retain his job because of the quality of opponent, then seem to ignore the possibility that Wren Baker could come to a similar conclusion?
    19 points
  30. Would be nice if people would pack this Pit just because North Texas is playing.
    19 points
  31. The defensive preparation this game was insane. They were where they needed to be every time. Very thankful to have Phil Bennett.
    18 points
  32. Seth Littrell just pulled off a Darrell Dickey. (2001) He did not let his team quit.
    18 points
  33. I'm eating my crow right now. UTSA was beaten into submission. Great job SL and staff. On to the bowl game
    18 points
  34. With this defense, thank you Phil Bennet!!, I feel good about a bowl victory!!!
    18 points
  35. Most of the time, that is true. But there are very noteworthy exceptions.
    18 points
  36. Bruh he just beat an 11-0 top 25 team with basically no QB and no WRs
    17 points
  37. San Antonio area code or average SAT score
    17 points
  38. In my opinion, Cobbs is the best RB coach in college football. Regardless of injuries or circumstances our RB corp continues to produce. The next man up philosophy works under Cobbs. He always has his guys ready on game day. However our coaching situation changes, I hope Cobbs remains at UNT. I would hate to see him on another team's sideline. Don't know want he earns, but the man deserves a raise. Thank you Patrick. You are a great coach and alum. Go Mean Green!
    17 points
  39. So Seth can beat bad teams...I've known this for a couple of years. I just wish he could beat .500+ teams.
    17 points
  40. @PlummMeanGreenI really admire your passion and optimism -- almost as much as I admire your courage to admit that you went to an Olivia Newton-John concert. 👍🙂
    16 points
  41. SIKE!!!! GOTCHA!!!!! IN THE WORDS OF ED ORGERON "EFF THEM" UTSA SUCKS
    16 points
  42. But Littrell convinced Bennett to come out of retirement to fix the defense. Do you not give him any credit for that? We like to rip Littrell for his failed assistant hires so we need to credit him for the ones that work.
    16 points
  43. Never ever turn down an opportunity for a bowl game.
    16 points
  44. So you're actually upset we won?
    16 points
  45. Not only will I be rooting for UNT, but if a ranked UTSA rolls into town to play at Apogee, I'm canceling plans with the family and driving 5 hours to Denton to be at that game.
    16 points
  46. Gotta be honest. I don’t get the “Fuente is doing so bad at Virginia Tech he’s going to get fired so we can hire him” excitement.
    16 points
  47. They could hand out $100 cold hard cash at games and some of you would complain it’s not a gift card… smh
    16 points


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