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  1. Many of you know that I was born and raised in Denton before attending North Texas. My in-laws now live in Robson Ranch and all of my family is still in Denton County. Well, after 15 years of policing at Dallas PD, and the last two as Chief of the city of Keene, I am returning to my roots. I will be sworn in as the Chief of Police in Argyle on January 2.
    84 points
  2. Thank you all. It has been a long rough night for all of us in the DPD family. Clearly there is no way to make this "positive" but the outpouring of support means a lot to all of us. Now I'm going to go kiss my wife and children...five of my brothers can't do that anymore.
    64 points
  3. Just talked to UNT athletics....they were able to distribute ALL 90+ of the tickets I gave them to put into the hands of North texas students By the time it is said and done I will have given out 143 free tickets to this game
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  4. This team was 1-11 last season...and got demolished by a 1AA Army was playing their best football of the season. Mason Fine was hurt. Willie Ivery didn't play Tee Goree is gone. And yet, still, we erased a huge first half deficit and took the game to OT...in a new coach's first year. And we have an AD who isn't a fool. Again, this team was 1-11 last year. We are going to be just fine.
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  5. Well, mostly calming down. Last night sucked, a lot. We should have won and had multiple opportunities to do so. I believe we tried to get (WAY) too cute in the 2nd quarter and abandoned the run. I also believe that, if our offensive line could have done more than act as a speed bump, the play calling is irrelevant. I believe that the coaches have to teach our returners not to field a punt inside the ten...and I believe that, if they are going to field the punt, it is on the player to catch it. We can point fingers every which way...but it won't change the loss. So, here is
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  6. Do yourself a favor and enjoy every moment of this season folks. If you can make it to a game, make it. If you can listen to a podcast, interview or press conference, listen. Live in the moment because it is sweet. If I had told you on the day after national signing day last season that we would get a commit from a 3* kid that had offers from 10 other FBS schools you might have said “jewel of the class.” Well, that kid committed last night: https://247sports.com/Recruitment/DeShawn-Gaddie-110932/RecruitInterests/ Now if I told you he would be among 20 3* recruits, and that our
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  7. Probably not the proper forum, but I have to post anyway. My daughter just got accepted to UNT! She will be a Freshman next fall. She is also trying out for the North Texas Dancers in June and will study Psychology. So proud to see her following in the old man’s footsteps. She has been a member of the Mean Green Nation since birth, now it’s official! GMG.
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  8. Let me start off by saying that after this season... My ties to north Texas football are cut. I will obviously hang around and continue to support the other boys on this team that our family has a relationship with through my brother but outside of that... I will no longer have a bias on these topics. I came into this forum with a long and sarcastic post so it's only fitting that I should exit with one. +1/-1... I don't really care anymore SO... while we are all trying to pass the time with waiting for our bowl announcement... Here are some thoughts and reading material. First- On th
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  9. It's kinda fun to bash people who are nearly certain to be on their merry way of of Denton. With that, I feel it need be said that of all the AD employees, the guy who consistently saw to it that I ultimately got what I needed, be it tickets, parking passes, guest passes, credit card set up for auto-pay, whatever, whether it was his job or not, was/is Reggie Johnson. The guy ended up giving me his personal cell phone number, and was tireless in making sure everything got taken care of. And he does it with a smile. I messaged once about something in November, and Reggie got ba
    50 points
  10. Just wanted to stop by and thank everyone for a fantastic experience this weekend. Saturday night marked my first trip to Apogee Stadium--what a great place. I knew Apogee was a fairly new stadium, but I did not expect the incredible atmosphere as a whole. Even at the end of the first quarter when it looked like Tech was going to get boat-raced, I remarked to my brother that this was "still a helluva way to spend a Saturday night." If the facilities weren't impressive enough, I was truly shocked at how loud those 30,000 sounded during the "North Texas" chant. To cap it off, a lot of great
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  11. Just curious, because I was pretty excited about the outcome of this past weekend, but we seem to be busy complaining about helmets, fan longevity in a cold stadium, pointing fingers at attendance, CUSA refs, somebody stealing our coach, etc. Remember. A year ago, we were 1-11, we got blown out by an FCS team, I'd wager the actual attendance at the last game was maybe 3,000 people (and probably the two games before that too), there was a damn near violent clash among two factions of the fanbase. Today we're 5-6 with a real shot at a bowl game. There is a new sheriff in town in
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  12. MGB: On paper, there is no reason to believe UNT will pull off the upset, but the Mean Green will find a way http://meangreenblog.dentonrc.com/2016/09/prediction-unt-will-pull-the-stunner-against-smu.html/
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  13. Seeing as we now reside in Houston we do not get to attend many Mean Green games. My son's 11th birthday is this week and he chose 4 to take friends to the Rice/NT game as his party. I reached out to the Athletic Department, specifically Wren Baker. He responded immediately. They really went above and beyond. A personal note from both him and coach as well as an autographed football! He opened it this morning and it trumped all other gifts he received.
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  14. I haven't posted or really followed the board for a while. Sadly, my wife passed away unexpectedly at the beginning of April. I'm looking forward to the season although games won't be the same without my Aggie(never held it against her) next to me. Hell, I'm actually looking forward to basketball for the first time in years. Things are really looking up for the Mean Green for the first time in a long while.
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  15. Football -- Won nine games and the division, played in the conference championship and a bowl game. Perfect 6-0 at home. Men's Basketball -- 20 wins and the CBI championship Women's Soccer -- Won the conference tournament and went to the NCAAs Women's Volleyball -- Won the conference championship and went to the NIT Women's basketball -- Improved to 17 wins and finished over .500 for the first time I can remember Softball -- Holding steady at 7-4 in conference, one game out of first place It's much easier being green these days.
    45 points
  16. Thank you Harry and everybody. I appreciate the very kind words and the prayers. I haven't been my normal active self around here the month or so since she's been gone. I love football, but there are some things more important than football. I went to sleep one night having a healthy wife, and the next morning she was pretty much gone. But she was a proud North Texas alumna, and she did share my Mean Green fandom with me to a degree. She always wanted to meet Harry and Evan to "complain" to them about how she had to try to fall asleep every Wednesday night while we were listening to the
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  17. At 0-3, there is no reason left to not put Smith in for a significant series or for special situations to see what he has to offer: http://www.dentonrc.com/sports/sports-headlines/20150927-brett-vito-time-has-arrived-to-give-smith-a-shot-to-spark-unt.ece
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  18. I am down here for a speaking engagement and wore this polo on the plane. Stopped in to a restaurant and sat at the bar. I hear a group of guys talking, and it goes like this: Man 1: We suck this year. Our offense and defense are bad, but our special teams is the worst in the country. That play we gave up two games ago was horrible. Man 2: That was cheating. (Admittedly, I should have stayed silent) Me: It was totally legal. You just didn’t play to the whistle. Man 1: If we had hit him, they would have thrown a flag. Me: Really? He didn’t fair catch
    43 points
  19. As someone who has attended his fair share of both Mean Green and Gator games, I was going to restrain myself from chiming in, but here goes: the entire Del Rio incident was an example of how unfortunate things can sometimes happen even when people are just doing their jobs. Wheeler was just doing his job trying to get to Del Rio. Between getting around the Gator OL and trying to get the sack, I can't possibly see how Wheeler could have possibly had the time or physical ability to plan out making a specific hit to injure Del Rio. McElwain was also doing his job, he is in his second year, has a
    43 points
  20. 1) I was REALLY excited about this game. Came directly from my father's funeral to get there an hour early for warmups. I just needed my North Texas football fix. Man was I kicked in the nuts. 2) Dan McCarney is not the answer. His "toughness" and archaic concepts of offense are simply not applicable in today's game...ask Wisconsin how that ground and pound has worked for them the last few years when they faced teams that spread them out. Chad Morris came in, saw what he had to work with offensively, and catered the offense to his QB's strengths. Mac continues to hammer that square peg i
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  21. Just finished the regular season 9-3 and are CUSA West champs. I just wanted to reiterate that, because it's fun to say.
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  22. Have a plane fly directly behind it with a banner that says, "Sincerely, every North Texas opponent"
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  23. Denton loves him because he's doing a fine job of keeping gameday traffic around the city to a minimum.
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  24. They don't live here anymore. They are back in Florida where they own a home until he lands somewhere. Both he and his wife are some of the most gracious people I've met. I live in the same neighborhood and our wives used to work out together at the Brickhouse. Margy always hooked us up with extra tickets, field passes, etc. Our house is at the other entrance to the neighborhood so it was kind of cool to "book-end" the place with UNT. She would invite us every year to the Spring football party that they would host with all the coaches/wives and AD staff...along with many boosters. We ca
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  25. Where you been?---sarcasm- How in hell anyone thinks an hour long fly over is in anyway going to embarrass this university and it's AD any more than 0-6 and PSU 66- NT 7 is beyond me? Only at North Texas. Rick
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  26. Meant to post this sooner, but better late than never. My wife bought me two tickets to the SMU game along with flights, hotel, etc. for a surprise father's day gift. I can't tell you how excited I was to attend this game! Unfortunately, the week of the game, both my grandparents had medical complications and passed on within five days of one another. The funerals were the weekend of the SMU game. I sent an email to the UNT ticket office to see if I could exchange my tickets for another game given the circumstances; quite frankly, I did not expect them to do this because this situation h
    41 points
  27. To the producers, videographers, etc of Beyond the Green: On behalf of #19 and our Schilleci family, we really want to thank you for the work that you put into this show. We have loved watching John play over the past four years but there has always been added excitement in watching your shows during the week. We never miss an episode. Student athletes often don't get to see their families a lot during the year. You probably see him a heckuva lot more than we do. We very much appreciate the glimpses that you have given us to see him in practices, games and locker rooms. Our fathe
    41 points
  28. Tony Benford was Rick Villarreal's hire (No matter how much anyone will later try and tell you differently). It was extremely clear very early to anyone that has ever played basketball at any level that Benford was EXTREMELY out of his depth. Many of us called for a firing after the 1st year because it was evident that Benford couldn't coach. Rick Villarreal defended Benford. Again and again and again, always pointing to the next year as the year Benford would turn this around. And here we sit. Year one was 12-20. Year four was 12-20. That is the definition of zero improvement. Non
    41 points
  29. My wife and I met at North Texas, so she understands the rules. 1) Don’t RSVP to a wedding or an event on a Fall Saturday if you want me to accompany you 2) I don’t ask why you buy shoes, don’t wonder why I buy more green clothing 3) The kids will attend North Texas...or they’d better have a full ride elsewhere 4) Scrappy is a real person 5) Mean Green is a religion 6) Apogee and The Pit are the North and South cathedrals 7) Glory to the Green is played at all family functions, special occasions and holidays 8) SMU is the true enemy of the people
    39 points
  30. Seth Littrell made this claim last December and now is about to have his team placed in a bowl. I thought he was crazy for it, but I have to give him props for being right. Thank you Coach Littrell!!
    39 points
  31. I am most certainly NOT teaching my children that getting drunk and fighting with police "could happen to anyone". This is the attitude that leads to the issues we are facing nationwide right now.
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  32. On the game broadcast, I just watched Mike Canales as the band played "Glory to the Green and White" after the UTEP game. His jaw was clenched before it began and he performed it alongside the team with obvious emotion. I'd share the video if I could get it off my Xfinity DVR. Say what you will about his job performance, but Canales had more love for this school on his way out the door than any UNT head coach I can remember. I hope he gets a head coaching gig somewhere in FCS. Update: Here's the video, filmed off the screen:
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  33. At the meet and greet, I asked him how old his daughter was, cause I have one myself. He said 2. I commented that she looked like she belonged in green and joked that luckily she seemed to have inherited her mother's looks like mine did. He said "As you can see, I'm a hell of a recruiter".
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  34. Wren has been here over 3 years now and in that time we’ve seen a lot of handshakes, smiles, checks being cashed, and extensions. The easy part of the job. Time for him to prove he can do the hard part and make the tough decisions to ensure the right people are in place instead of just approving raises. Littrell hasn’t beaten a team with a winning record in 2 years and hasn’t won a bowl game, and Mccasland and Mitchell haven’t finished with a winning record in conference play in basketball in the 6 seasons between the two of them. There’s reason to believe that recruiting has improved for
    38 points
  35. It's that attitude of the typical North Texas fan why we average under 20k per home game. I would be going even if we were playing Denton High.
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  36. If you meet a girl in a bar, and her name is brakes, you should definitely tap that
    38 points
  37. First, the reason I'm here. You guys have a more than legit shot at beating us. I've lived in the Denton area for over 15 years and have always supported/pulled for North Texas, but Saturday was the first game I'd ever been to in person. I came away more than impressed. I've seen a lot of college football in my life and UNT passes the eyeball test for sure. Our defense is HIGHLY suspect and our offensive line was less than impressive against EIU in regards to the run game. EIU moved the ball well against us, but couldn't hold on to the ball and missed a couple easy field goals early.
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  38. We've had a basketball coaching vacancy for 5 years.
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  39. Matt Rhule left Baylor...Seth to Baylor???!! A plane just left DFW...Seth to DFW??!! Harry and Megan are leaving the royal family...Seth to the royal family??!!
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  40. My son was never much of a football fan. However, I took him with me to the San Antonio game last year and he instantly become a Mean Green fan after that dramatic win. And, his favorite player become #6. In the past year, he's tried different things to try and meet his hero but it just hasn't worked out. After last night's game, it finally happened and Mason even autographed his jersey. This makes me a proud papa and happy to be Mean Green for Life! #GMG
    36 points
  41. And that's good for another Mean Green 'First Down !' Touchdown Mean Green ! William Grant Holland
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  42. This is something I've been holding onto for a couple weeks because I wanted the season to end before this kind of conversation was had. I had a chance to talk to one of my DPD classmates who is also a high school classmate of Seth Littrell's. He told me about Littrell being an all-state wrestler as a sophomore, how he is a small town boy at heart and how nice he truly is. But what was most important was this: I told him I feared that Littrell would use North Texas to succeed and seek greener pastures. I told him I didn't want to see another school come along and money whip him.
    36 points
  43. What I don't get is how many on this board can talk about how challenging its been to be a Mean Green fan for so many years, and now we have 1 winning season and a bowl game and suddenly we can look down on some programs. News flash, we aren't above anyone at this point. I have four letters for you if you think we are - UTSA. Getting a big program to come in and kick our ass in a the bowl game would have gotten alot of pub, and would be bad for recruiting. If you were around for the early 2000's you had to have learned one thing - winning is better for a program than anything else,
    36 points
  44. Quick disclaimer here- this opinion/thought has no bearing on what kind of a fundraiser, hirer of coaches, or what kind of manager/overseer of the department WB will be. But I think in this area he needs to show he can think outside the box. Wren and Co. have got to create positive waves for the program. Currently we have a head football coach who doesn't have the type of personality to be the public face of UNT sports (and that's fine), a basketball coach who should be calling moving companies, and a woman's coach who has a great personality but currently isn't winning enough to make wa
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  45. Terrible idea. The group of 5 should be considering a class action anti-trust lawsuit instead of relegating themselves to second tier nothingness forever...
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  46. With each passing day I find another reason to appreciate this bowl invite. Today the F5 had a teammate come up to him at school and ask about North Texas making a bowl game. Everyone who knows him knows he's grown up Mean Green. And btw...the F5 is nearly 16 now....for those of you who used to help me track his diaper-toting tail down from one end of Fouts to the other. Anyhow....his teammate and him had a convo that as far as I can tell went like this... Teammate: So...I saw North Texas made a bowl game? In thinking the next question was gonna be about the
    35 points


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