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  1. Like you quit on us earlier this week?
    29 points
  2. Brett reached out to me last week to get my take on the 10th anniversary of the opening of Apogee Stadium. While I will not go into a lot of the details of the story he is publishing, I will echo some of my thoughts here. If you want to read the whole story, sign up for Brett's newsletter. I spoke about the student vote, and how the credit for the students voting in favor of the new athletic fee should go to several people. While I had a role in drafting the bill in the Student Senate, others such as Jeff Kline and Blake Windham deserve just as much credit, if not more. They were the younger guys, they had more facetime with students, and they did a lot of work. I spoke to some student groups, I wrote opinion pieces for the NT Daily, I created the Facebook group Students for a New Stadium that had over 2,000 members, and I purchased campaign signs and planted them around the campus perimeter. But the real credit goes to the students who showed up to vote. They made an informed decision in the face of stiff opposition from some very vocal student groups. I also talked about how far we've come. While the product on the field over the last 10 years has been hit or miss, the progress has met our expectations. We got out of the Sun Belt, attendance improved, recruiting is better, donations increased, and we got some bowl games. We also have a new soccer stadium/track facility, and a great football practice facility. There's more in Brett's newsletter. But I just wanted to drop in and say that I'm proud of what we did. I don't know what is going to happen in college football over the next 5 years, but we put ourselves in a much better position. Go Mean Green!
    29 points
  3. I thought the team played fine, but there were a ton of game day issues last night. PA system didn’t work on starting lineup introductions. Announcer was subpar - did not do first down call we are all accustomed to. Stats on the small scoreboard were not updated after the first quarter. All individual stats had our player names as #asdf. How can this not be tested prior to the game? Trash cans were never emptied and were all overflowing at the end of the game. Trash was stacked outside of the trash cans. We can and should do better.
    27 points
  4. I have been a Seth fan from day one. But in year six, I don't see any measurable overall improvement in our football program. By now, we should be kicking ass on a regular basis. Instead, we get our ass kicked on a regular basis. We have squandered yet another opportunity to move up in the pecking order because of the lack of success on the football field . I believe a team needs time to gel, but we never seem to get there. So, instead of hiring a real OC. We have our OL coach do it? Just another cost saving mistake that is causing our program to stagnate. Sadly, I believe Seth needs to go so Wren can bring in an experienced HC with good Texas high school ties. Perhaps the Sam Houston coach. I'm sure a lot of you have ideas on that. This whole thing depresses me greatly. Welcome to UNT football.
    25 points
  5. WB has exceeded any and all expectations I had of him during his tenure here. Not only did he make a home run hire in Grant Mac for hoops, but he’s overseen improvements to facilities, game day experiences, uniforms, outreach/marketing, etc. He is seriously one of the best people we could have doing his job. Whatever happens I trust he’ll make the right decision.
    24 points
  6. I’m ready to sell our soul for some Ws. Give me Art Briles. Big risk, big reward. I’m tired of perpetually sucking. If he isn’t interested, I know Colby Carthel would love to be here and I’d like having him.
    23 points
  7. I got a GREEN blanket. My dog immediately chewed a hole in it. He didn't go to North Texas. He went to obedience school. Didn't graduate.
    22 points
  8. Don’t wait until after the game, fire him at the half. And, for the love of God, can we stop pretending Aune is some all-conference QB. Ruder is a train wreck, but Aune is a career backup AT BEST
    21 points
  9. When we started 4-0 and Beat Arkansas we came home to a near sellout crowd against La Tech. (Maybe the largest crowd we’ve had). We were a few hundred away. And what did we do? We got beat. Didn’t capitalize. I say had we won, gone to 5-0. We would’ve been ranked. Then the crowds would’ve kept coming had we kept winning. That’s the “sleeping giant” that gets thrown around. But we’ve never crossed the line. Coastal Carolina is probably at their ceiling given their location, size etc. they don’t have the capacity we have. We just never fill our capacity because every time we get close, we crap the bed.
    21 points
  10. We lost probably our best RB in Adaway for the season. Shorter and Bush aren't playing, and our WRs are a giant strugglebus. But I'll say this. There was ZERO quit tonight. The boys fought like hell. 17-0 from mid 2nd on. Of course there are problems, of course we have to stop coming out flat... but this is a team picked to finish next to last in the conference, a two score dog on the road, and we fought like hell to have a chance to win on the last possession. It won't be popular. I get minusing me. Hell, I might do it myself. But i still believe in this staff and these players. We're young as hell. And we are full of fight. #GMG
    20 points
  11. Is a negative uproar from the students any worse than being ignored by the students ?
    20 points
  12. My Degrees say University of North Texas. Not University of Seth Littrell. I stand behind whoever helps my school, not the other way around.
    20 points
  13. If you watched more than 1 qtr of a football game Saturday. You saw it…. ….over and over and over and over and over and over
    20 points
  14. This team feels unprepared on almost every level and doesn't really look like they even want to be out there. I know it's a sports cliché, but there is that moment when it becomes clear that a coach has lost his team, and if this isn't it, I would hate to see what is. I struggle to see the benefit in letting this thing play out for the rest of the season.
    19 points
  15. This is not a slam at you because you are looking to be as positive as possible, but rather, it's a statement of frustration from a decades long fan. I am sick to death of losing games that we should have won. I'm sick to death of hearing something like "wow, we really showed a lot of potential last night", or "wow, we beat the betting line etc, etc." I suppose it gets us through the season.......but I am sick to death of it. I'm also sick to death of OTHER schools, that nobody generally ever heard of, pass us up like we were in the latest traffic back-up and they were on the express lane. It started way back around the D.D. era, when the likes of South Florida, who started up by having coaches offices in temporary-mobile-home-like buildings. But look at them now! OR all of the other F-U's who no one ever heard of and now one of them is being invited to be in the B-12. AND FINALLY Coastal Carolina!?!? #17 in the Nation!?!? UTSA!?! How the hell does anyone pick UTSA over North Texas? For the longest time many people on this board would say "pay the guy a competitive salary, and we'll get the coach that we need to turn this program around". I don't know how much SL really makes, but I think just about everyone agrees that it's over a million a year". And so far, all he has produced is some gaudy passing stats. SO, in the words of that former student who used to be at NT (Dr. Phil) "How's that working out for you?"
    19 points
  16. those 2 pass interference calls in the 2nd quarter were horrendous.
    19 points
  17. Rico Bussey was 1-9 his senior season of high school. Darden’s team was 2-8. These guys were key impact guys on our 9 win teams. This is just such an incredibly simplistic way to approach high school recruiting. Makes zero sense to penalize recruits for having bad high school teammates.
    18 points
  18. Well I have always said "Not Art Briles" well I think I am changing my minded. The NCAA has become the wild Wild West where anything goes so why not I am tried of losing and getting killed? On Saturdays I tell my wife I am going to the UNT game and she says tell the neighbors you are going to strip club it is less embarrassing.
    18 points
  19. I thought I would enjoy tonight's game as long as UNT stayed competitive. Unfortunately, football was the last thing I could focus on. Parking sucked. No signs to direct where to park after 5 pm. Had to park 20 mins away from GFS and stand in a line for 35 mins to get in at Gate 6. The guy sitting next to me chanted cee-UNT in the second quarter while it was 3-0. Okay. Same fan called our players "P***y boy" when they would go down with injuries. His friend banged on the benches every time SMU was on defense, causing the kid (prob 3-4 years old) behind me to cry and scream half the game. Worst of all, and I do not say this lightly, I was subjected to four drunk SMU assholes at the front of my section harassing our cheerleaders. Cat calling and doing jerk off motions, reprehensible behavior. There were kids and families from both teams sitting around me and they were never told to stop, so they didn't. I tried really hard not to swear and I will refrain from doing so but I am livid. The worst sporting game experience I have ever had. I do not intend to paint a broad brush stroke on SMU fans with this post but I am absolutely appalled with what I saw tonight. I do not take the gameday and fan experience at Apogee for granted.
    18 points
  20. Though I wasn’t at the game, or even in the state, I watched a good amount of the game on my phone. We were more competitive than we were last year. This year we worn down and eventually overwhelmed by a better team. Last season we were out of the game from the beginning. Am I happy with where we are? Nope Do I think this defense still has a ways to go before they are great? Yep. Do I think they are better than last year? Yep Do I think Ruder is the savior, or will singlehandedly win games, at his current playing level? Nope. Do I think he’s better than Aune (the real Aune, not the “I’m mad at Ruder/Bean so I’m watching with confirmation bias” Aune)? Yep. Am I gonna join in the early season chicken little echo chamber? Nope. Do I understand that this is college football and sometimes things go badly (anyone wanna go look for sunshine and rainbows on the Texas or Florida State message boards)? Yep. Will I be there for UAB, fully ready to cheer my alma mater’s football team? Yep.
    18 points
  21. Thanks for doing the responsible thing. Hope you feel better and get to watch us go for 3-0 against UAB
    18 points
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    18 points
  23. The indication is that we will have a QB start the 1st game.
    18 points
  24. Here we are in year six of the Seth Littrell era which once gave us hope he was gonna tee it high and let if fly… now it’s more like run it in the ground. IMHO I think the next 2 weeks are the biggest two games in Seth’s tenure. We all know his record in bowl games, rivalry games, teams with winning records and game when your QB isn’t name Mason Fine.. for you that’s been under a rock it not good… But I honestly believe the next two game will determine Seth future at UNT. We go 2-0 and I think Seth buys himself another year. 1-1 and his chances aren’t the best. 0-2 and I believe the era is over. We will be looking at a 1-5 start. I don’t see how he can keep his job in such a crucial time with conference alignment. I wouldn’t be surprised if Wren didn’t already have a list of replacements in mind.
    17 points
  25. Out of the many embarrassments of North Texas athletics over the years, this one is up there. While basketball has brought all sorts of pride and legitimacy to the university over the past few years, football is on a steep downward trajectory. Something is truly wrong, and it's time to show that this level of failure will no longer be tolerated by this athletic department.
    17 points
  26. I'd take interim head coach Patrick Cobbs over what we have now. At least he actually cares about the program.
    17 points
  27. Suddenly, after a 24 point loss (lowest it’s been in a while) and a very competitive game until the 4th, the season is over???? None of these stats were garbage time yards. Ruder threw for 370 yards 1 TD and 2 picks. He’s been here for around 2 months, and if he wasn’t good, why did he take the starting job from Aune? If Aune is a veteran in this offense, why isn’t he on the field? Because Ruder is the better candidate. It’s tough to have a stellar game when you lose 2 good WRs, and arguably the dynamic piece of the offense in Torrey. It’s not an excuse to play poor, but this isn’t some bad cusa team, it’s a solid AAC team that can run with some good teams. And there is absolutely no way any of y’all can rag on the defensive staff. Bennett CLEARLY had the guys fired up and ready to play, something that hasn’t happened since 2018. Forced 4 turnovers, 2 INTs and 2 fumbles, against a really good smu offense. In total this year, 8 turnovers. 1 less than we had in 10 games in 2020. Secondary really showed up, with guys like Gaddie and Davis pressing hard on Gray and Robertson. Only 1 explosive play in the first half after the offense set them up in a bad position. They looked like they belonged on that field against that team, defensively. Matched up great with everyone they faced up against. The Murphy Twins ate the OTs for dinner Only big complaint is the inside the 50 (and redzone) offense. Play calling lost this game. 0-10 at one point in the 2nd half on 3rd down conversions. Short yardage situations is something they have to work on, and I think Seth will. Yall need to get a grip on this game. Last year, there was reason for worry and a lot of complaining. This year, not so much. Chemistry will come together once the season progresses, it’ll take time. We can match up with about everyone on our schedule.
    16 points
  28. I have been to games in Austin, Norman, Waco, and Fayetteville. By far the worst fans I have ever come into contact with were SMU frat boy types. The douchebaggery runs deep on the boulevard.
    16 points
  29. 16 points
  30. Short yardage and red zone play calling were horrible. Only good calls I remember in those situations were the shuffle pass on the two point that failed (good call, bad block) and the pitch out to Ragsdale on 3rd & 3 or so but he didn’t lower his shoulder to get the first. Everything else was pedestrian and predictable.
    16 points
  31. Now that Bert has picked SMU to win, I'm feeling cautiously optimistic about our chances Saturday 😎
    16 points
  32. Craig should never be allowed back on campus.
    16 points
  33. Tyreke Davis is a baller and played D-1 , leather banging football against UAB. Love to watch a leader do his job !
    15 points
  34. This moment was the icing on top of the giant shit we laid this weekend
    15 points
  35. Where you should be: ponyfans.com Where you will be: gomeangreen.com
    15 points
  36. Tonight, I quit on Seth “1st down run up the middle” Littrell too.
    15 points
  37. You know what’s worse than really mad customers? Customers that have given up and don’t care. It’s not about Littrell anymore. He’s done. It’s about you. What are you going to do about this football program? Buck stops with you
    15 points
  38. Who are you calling "you people"
    15 points
  39. Fine to Bussey with 17 seconds left vs UTSA in 2017 was pretty damn good. Casey Fitzgerald's 99-yd TD against ULM (96 yac).
    15 points
  40. Seth Littrell seems like a good man. I respect him as a family man. He runs a clean program. It's not personal with Seth Littrell. It's actually really simple for me. I like 9 win Littrell. I don't like 4 win Littrell. I'm not very smart but it really is that simple for me. Not really sure if there's a particular agenda there. Win I like him. Lose I don't. This isn't a charity. He's getting paid a lot of money, has great support, great facilities. He doesn't get all that and then I have to be ok with a .500 record in 5+ years. This became really clear for me when I stopped comparing our present to our past. I'm done with "that's pretty good for UNT considering our history." Nope...no more. Win - Seth is good. Lose - Seth is not good. I don't really know how else you would judge Seth Littrell.
    15 points
  41. How do you even go into a UNT season NOT expecting to get hurt? Some of us even thrive on it. Its "Fifty Shades of Green" around here. Which is now a book I should totally write.
    15 points
  42. It’s not easy being a Mean Green fan.
    15 points
  43. Excuses for failure. Let me count the ways. 1]We were a commuter school in the 60's known for teachers its music department.[ decades ago]. 2]Administration has never supported athletics . [they do now] .3] We dropped down to 1AA [decades ago] 4] Students don't care enough .[ they enacted a student athletic fee] 4] . Our facilities are terrible [ state of the art stadium and indoor practice facility] 5] Our coaches don't recruit in DFW [ hire some that will.] 6] We can't hire good coaches because we don't pay them enough. [ I think Seth is making close to $2million per year. Jury is our on whether or not he is worth it] . 7] The local media doesn't love us. [ We don't seem to love ourselves so what do you expect ]. 8] We have hundreds of thousands of UNT graduates in the METROPLEX who don't attend games or donate money [ You got me there. Actually I don't have a clue why we can't get more cheeks in the seats of more donations. Maybe our "can't do " attitude contributes to there apathy . I attended UNT in 1961 thru 1966 and graduated with a BBA degree. I had a successful career in health sales and distribution from 1968 until I retired in 2003. No body gives any thing good away, and every territory that I took over was in the crapper. No existing business to speak of, hadn't see a company representative in months,[ and hated him anyway], poor service, etc. In sales your cup is either half empty or half full. My frustration with this Board is that we seem to have developed a "half empty " mentality that I just don't understand. When I look at the "tools" our Athletic Department has its impossible for my cup to be anything but half full. In summary, I am just sick of excuses as to why we have such a pitiful football program and tired of the same lame old reasons. We need to draw the line in the sand, forget about past deficiencies [and there have been a butt load] , not dwell on the past and look to the future.We need to expect more or we will get less. No more excuses.
    15 points
  44. I dont understand why the PA guy had such a hard time with "And that's good for another MEAN GREEEEEEN First Down"! We got the first first down of the game and I had my hand up waiting for him to say it but nothing happened So I deflated like a balloon in sorrow.
    15 points
  45. Was the stadium closed to fans, or just no one wanted to show up?
    15 points
  46. Since you are there (congrats), please tell us when the team shows up.
    14 points


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