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  1. Congrats to Wren. Definitely left UNT in a better place than he found it.
    35 points
  2. Can we table the coaching change talks for just a little bit? We're playing for the conference title in 4 days. We've hit the same talking points AD NAUSEAM and we all know where each other stands. It's time to set that to the side for now and start thinking about how insane that we're even in this position. This is a HUGE game for the program to go out of CUSA on top and I'd rather be getting pumped up for that rather than debate the same tired points. See y'all in San Antonio! GO MEAN GREEN! BEAT nUTSAck!
    33 points
  3. If SL can get claim a CUSA title, I pretty much wouldn't give a damn about the bowl situation/result. Would LOVE LOVE for this team to win both.
    32 points
  4. Rule #1 about downvotes: Never complain about downvotes, unless you want a bevy of them. Kindly ask for a Ray, and kind souls may award you one.
    30 points
  5. There is no good explanation for this. I managed to walk over to that tower for four years…even when we played on the road.
    29 points
  6. I have to admit, I get it now. I was pretty new to this football community, and I only had the knowledge of Seth's record on paper before this year. Being an out of state freshman that really didn't watch any UNT football until this year, I never understood why the community felt so negatively for Seth. In my eyes, all I saw was a coach that took a team that got blown out by Portland State, to a team with multiple bowl appearances and a mediocre record. I understood the frustration by fans wanting to see the team take steps forward, but I never saw why people found Littrell to be such a terrible coach... Well that all changed yesterday. Let me just say... Holy shit... That was some of the worst, uninspiring, boring game managements i've ever seen in my life (granted i'm only 19.) How daft do you have to be to seemingly give up on your team in pivotal moments? It felt like he saw every moment in the game as nothing more than a damn scrimmage. I genuinely don't think he cares. I first had my suspicions when I watched his press conferences. They were dull, lackluster, generic, and didn't really make his coaching style or demeanor stand out in any motivating way. You know who he reminds me of? SCOTT FROST!!! A promising coach on paper, but nothing more than a Madden robot once he's on the sideline. This is long, but I just wanted to throw my thoughts out there. I feel as if I owe an apology to the entirety of mean green nation. I had Seth's back for a while due to the fact that I never really had solid evidence to completely give up on him, well now I do! This man CAN NOT be allowed to coach this team in the AAC. Obviously we will all be happy if we win a bowl game this year, or somehow manage to win a CUSA championship (by the grace of God LMAO.) However, this level of mediocrity can't be allowed to continue... And please... For the love of God do not hire a TX high school football coach like they did with Todd... Obviously I did not experience that era in person, but I know damn well that hiring local HS FB coaches for FBS jobs do not usually turn out well Anyway... Thoughts are always welcome. I love this school and I still manage to brag to my friends back home about how much of a hidden gem this place is. I really hope we take a chance on a new coach next year. GMG!
    25 points
  7. Y'all. Someone got hired away from UNT, not fired. This is a good thing. Wish it happened at the FB HC position.
    23 points
  8. He may not deserve "Player of the Game"/MVP, but his play on that last punt (both in handling the ball and getting off a good punt) may have saved the game.
    23 points
  9. Yeah Wren, give him what he deserves. The chance to coach for his job for the next two games.
    23 points
  10. Dude who cares. It’s got to be exhausting to always find a reason to be unhappy with the team. Enjoy your night, brother.
    22 points
  11. Lol what did you want him to say? Praise in public, criticize in private
    22 points
  12. …Tarrant County Courthouse in downtown Fort Worth tonight! Sometimes, we just gotta do what we gotta do. Go Mean Green! Rick
    22 points
  13. The scoop on this was that he was happy here but was offered the WVU job. UNT countered to entice him to stay but then WVU backed up the truck with a large raise. My read is that to get his dream job at Ok State he needs to have some P5 experience and this is that at a high level. The candidates we draw in from the upcoming national search are going to be great, they were awesome last round and this time we are in a much better position.
    21 points
  14. UNT hired Todd Dodge on Dodge on December 12, 2006. Alabama hired Nick Saban on January 4, 2007. Why didn't we just hire Saban instead???
    21 points
  15. Again with the "at a place like North Texas."
    21 points
  16. Torpedo HS recruiting from 105th in the country? Is that possible?
    21 points
  17. What a bummer for us. Baker was an incredibly kind and caring individual who really wanted to see the students grow and be better people, not just athletes. @meanJewGreen and I went to the women's soccer NCAA tourney at UT a few years back, and Wren, out of the probably 500 UNT fans there and not knowing either of us, spent 30+ minutes just sitting with us and chatting about the athletic programs, the direction of the school, his own life, etc. Great person, great leader, great AD. He'll be missed for sure. Also, I guess I have to change my signature now...
    20 points
  18. Conference championship and bowl game had me thinking it was 2017 again...and then I see this guy at the AP!
    20 points
  19. This only applies to home games, but I made a suggestion earlier this year in the basketball forum (would apply to football as well) that after a home victory, the video display would switch to a live shot of the tower. The Talons or whoever could come to center court (or field) with a big green button that when pushed, lit the tower (done remotely) and this would be a great tradition to keep the home crowd in the stands to actually see/participate in the lighting instead of it being done when no one is around to witness it. They could make a big to do about it and would only take an extra 5-10 minutes after a game and allow the fans to celebrate the victory with the team. Some things are too easy to not be done.
    20 points
  20. Or better yet, are the mountaineers about to tee it high and let it fly?
    19 points
  21. This is terrible news. Wren was the best AD we ever had. This is the worst possible news and timing we could have.
    19 points
  22. If any of yall think Wren would be fired if we don't win in the AAC next year or even 3 years in then i have some ocean front property in Arizona to sell you... Wren has got us into the AAC, hired an unbelievable basketball coach, hired a great softball coach, got an indoor practice facility built, a golf facility built, not to mention overseen a great athletic program (outside of football) and even that, based on history has been one of our best football funs in our history. Wren aint getting fired anytime soon.. PERIOD!
    19 points
  23. We panic when Ruben and Tylor play and lose by 30.
    19 points
  24. Soooo…many would rather have their 2-10 or 3-9 predictions come true than enjoy the season. Sad. Life is short y’all. Don’t let your animus for a coach or a QB ruin it for you.
    19 points
  25. Dilfer has never coached in college in any capacity and is coming from a low level private Christian High school where he has coached like 2-3 years. If we made a hire like that you would be dunking on UNT for weeks.
    18 points
  26. You're telling me a G5 AD left to take a P5 job? Noooo waaaaaaaaay....
    18 points
  27. I love this combo…thoughts? Go mean Green!
    18 points
  28. It is kind of shitty that heading into a championship game, the majority of threads on this forum are about firing the coach.
    18 points
  29. How many minutes did Fresno’s starters play in the second half? Until I know that, I can’t be sure of how excited to be
    18 points
  30. Will be interesting to see where that line goes this week. And @Brett Vito this may be the biggest prediction of your career. We will be watching. You know what you need to do….
    18 points
  31. Seth needs to win out to get extended. Conference championship and bowl game included.
    18 points
  32. As stated above, this task can be handled with a simple digital remotely controlled switch from anywhere in the world. There is no physical reason for not lighting the tower for every athletic victory in every sport. Every time. So, that leaves us with the question: Why is this not done?
    18 points
  33. #lightthetowerforroadwins #bringbacktheparade #quitthebullshit
    18 points
  34. Wren leaving is a loss for UNT. Best of luck to him and his family as the move on to their next chapter. The silver lining of Wren leaving is that he was rewarded with a P5 offer based on his body of work here. This development helps frame UNT as a career-builder rather than a career-ender for motivated athletic directors. This factor paired with the facilities we have in place should help improve the candidate pool. Cheers to hoping that Smatresk & Co. will hire an experienced AD who will elevate UNT to the top of the American Athletic Conference.
    17 points
  35. This. 100%. My time on GMG has dropped 60% - 70% because of the Chicken Littles on this board. We're in the CUSA championship game for the 2nd time ever and 90% of this board if they're being honest didn't have this team with a winning record at the beginning of the year. 4-8, 3-9, 5-7 if we're lucky, etc. But instead of enjoying a surprisingly good season, I feel like I'm taking a time warp to the Todd Dodge days, McCarney with Andrew McNulty, etc. I stayed on the board and commented back then cuz bitching was clearly deserved. And I'm not saying constructive criticism isn't warranted here, but dangit, we have got to be the bitchiest fan base that made it to their respective conference championship game if I had to take a guess. Been a season ticket holder for 20+ years and I'll take a season like this over the many other seasons I've had to put up with over the years.
    17 points
  36. I'll chime in on this. I don't care about down votes. They don't deter me from posting what I think, and I don't think they should go away. But, I do respect when someone posts their counter point and tells me they gave me a down vote.
    17 points
  37. No thank you. I’d rather play AF in the Armed Forces Bowl and see it live at Amon G Carter Stadium.
    17 points
  38. Opinions and biases completely out of the equation.... if we play in the conference championship game (and it would take an epic collapse not to), he's getting extended. Let's get onboard and enjoy the ride, this is a fun team that has great chemistry and infectuous energy. Only a handful of teams get to play for a championship in a given year. That opportunity - against that team in that building especially - would be SPECIAL. #GMG
    17 points
  39. No light, no parade, nobody wants to work.... Sounds more like the current "era of laziness"!
    17 points
  40. This is the same small time, "Old Denton", approach. We need to conduct an INTERNATIONAL search!
    16 points
  41. Some of you act like you prefer Littrell not get the bonuses. Bonuses are tied to performance or record, much better than bumping up salaries from an employer prospectus.
    16 points
  42. Not a single 6 win season in his 3 years after inheriting an 11 win team is a bit different than the situation we are faced with.
    16 points
  43. I'll try to throw up a free stream if I can when the game starts.
    16 points
  44. One thing I have noticed about Garrett Riley is that he kind of looks like the USC Head Coach Lincoln Riley
    16 points
  45. What a home schedule next year.. finish this season strong and could break some attendance records next year
    16 points
  46. You’re not lying! This is GoMeanGreen.com after all. Hell just a few days ago some on this board wanted to fire the local sports beat writer for not cheerleading and putting a more positive spin on the program. We’re an insufferable bunch, that’s for sure.
    16 points
  47. To me stylized eagle is a very bland name. “The Flying Worm” is catchy and in no way do I see that as an insult. I find it endearing. Maybe I’m too young to understand.
    16 points
  48. What bothers me about this is the lack of care about our few traditions and the silence with which they disappear. 1. Homecoming Parade: cancelled under the guise of sustainability. Nobody questions it and poof its gone. I sent an email to UNT about it last year and received a canned response which I found ridiculous. 2. The Lighting of the Tower: the department sure uses this slogan to promote things. The NIL Group, hashtags on every tweet, etc. yet they allow the Talons to decide it is just too difficult to walk over and flip a switch. It appears from what I have heard, that this caught WB off guard and he is taking steps to correct this issue. 3. The Model A: It was left out in the elements to rot, converted to an electric vehicles that never ran, converted back, put on display at Apogee for all to see and then "poof" it was gone. Nobody said a word. 4. Boomer: it took the efforts of an alumni, who found it out in the elements rotting away, to restore it and teach the current Talons how to use it correctly. Every year he trains a new group and every year he finds it in a condition that reveals they aren't taking care of it to the level it requires. I reached out to this alumni and he confirmed everything and then shared even more. The problem is that the alumni that really care are worn out with the constant battle with administration that doesn't care or get it and they are starting to give up. We need more people to be vocal about these issues, and others, and fight to keep our few traditions in place. The lighting of the tower, or lack thereof, was only brought to the attention of Wren Baker because a fan/alumni that posts on Twitter took a picture of a dark Administration Building Tower after the WKU game. Barstool UNT posted on Oct. 29th "yo, @wrenbaker did we pay the electric bill? Need to see this shit lit up." This alumni that has ties to the Talons showed me a list of reasons as to why it hasn't been done. One person complained that there were weeks where they might have to go up there six or seven times, one complain about catching the flu or Covid, etc... They were all ridiculous. Now, I was not a part of Talons, but they are our official spirit group and those that choose to join know what is required. If they don't want to do it, then have someone else that cares take up this charge. Off my soapbox, but this pisses me off to no end. I can imagine how those Talons that worked hard through the years feel. People like @CMJ @emmitt01 @FirefightnRick and others made that a great organization. It shouldn't just fall on their shoulders to make sure these traditions are upheld. Speak out if you believe these are vital to our university. Don't sit by and one day wonder where they all went.
    16 points
  49. 15 points


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