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  1. 56 points
    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 my morning after take. We are 4-1. Four wins...one loss. If you had approached me prior to this season and said, "Hey Emmitt, if you'll suffer through a La Tech game where literally every way to lose is explored, I'll let you watch the Mean Green curb stomp SMU, embarrass a pair of 1AA schools, and run Arkansas out of their stadium" I would have taken that offer and never looked back. Barring something drastic (like Mason being hurt for an extended period) we will return home 5-1 in a week and have a chance to win every game left on our schedule. I literally laughed out loud when I read people talking about how a potential 11-1 season was no longer good enough for them. WTF school have you been watching in the past? Another thing, our attendance is NOT about to drop to 15,000. We drew 15k a game while playing in Fouts and not winning very much. Many of you must have missed the ground breaking for our new indoor practice facility where not one, but two, multi-million dollar donors spoke. You must have forgotten that 29,000+ watched us take apart SMU...BEFORE any of the hype from the punt return, or the 4-0 record, or parent's weekend, etc. I know we want to be pissed, and I am certain some casual fans were there to see the unbeaten team they heard so much about, but let's not become unreasonable whiners. We had a chance to win that game on the final play last night and put an entertaining product out there, mistakes and all. We likely won't see 30k again for some time, but I'll be downright shocked if you don't see 22k in two weeks, 28k for Homecoming, and (if we take care of business between now and then) 25-27k for FAU on a Thursday night. I believed we had turned a corner prior to yesterday's game. That hasn't changed because of one sloppy night where we did literally everything possible to lose and still almost won. Our athletic department has never been in a better position, we have a coach who will fix what's wrong (and the finances to make taking him less than a foregone conclusion), and our facilities are finally such that we can recruit at a higher level. I'm not happy about being 4-1 this morning...but I'm happier five games into a season than I have been in my Mean Green life.
  2. 52 points
    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 class was ranked #1 in CUSA you might have asked me “how many ranking services did you have to check to cobble together those star ratings?” But it’s true, and the class might actually have looked even better had so many spots not been taken BEFORE we showed how great we can be. If I told you on the day Mason Fine was recruited, “that 5’11 kid is about to own every passing record and will throw deep balls to a LOADED receiving corps” you would have laughed and said I was talking him up based on my green tinted glasses. The best to sling it in our school’s history might just be that 5’11 kid. (Oh, and he and his entire receiving corps have a season to play after this one) If I told you after last season “don’t worry, we’re gonna curb stomp SMU and embarrass Arkansas so bad that 90% of their fans won’t be around for the final whistle” you would ask me to check into drug rehab. But it’s true. If I told you three years ago that we would be breaking ground on an indoor practice facility (and unveiling an Mean Joe Greene statue) right before the 3rd home game of the season you would have peed yourself because of the potential to take off as a program. That we are doing these things DURING a season where we are starting to take off is unreal. These are uncharted waters for this program. When all three of my kids attend North Texas (and they WILL) I will likely tell them one of two stories. Either, 2018 was the season the “sleeping giant” finally woke up, or 2018 was the most magical ride of my Mean Green life. Either way, I will soak this season in. It truly is great to be alive in this moment.
  3. 48 points
    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, green-clad folks clapped me on the back with a "good game" and chatted me up a bit. Great stadium, great people. You guys should be proud. We'll see you guys in Ruston next year.
  4. 43 points
    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 it. Man 2: Take away that cheap play and it’s different. Me: Strange, I don’t remember punt returns being worth 30 points
  5. 41 points
    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 had nothing to do with them. To my great surprise, my mobile phone rang the next morning, and a nice gentleman from the UNT ticket office extended UNT's condolences for our losses, and asked me what game we wanted to attend. I told him the Southern Miss game, and he said no problem. I had printable tickets in my email that day!! What a class act these guys are!! Put a smile on my face during a very difficult time for our family and makes me even happier to support our athletics! GO MEAN GREEN! Beat LaTech!!
  6. 39 points
    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
  7. 37 points
    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. Some of the turnovers we caused, but most were just sloppy play on EIU's part. In short, they left a bunch of points on the table. In general, after we switched QB's our offense looked pretty good without dipping very deep in the play book. In short, I see a high scoring game that can go either way depending on turnovers, etc. Also, in general Arkansas has great fans and anyone going to the game can expect to be treated well. Of course, there are always @holes anywhere you go but they're the exception, not the rule.
  8. 36 points
    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
  9. 34 points
    I see from the down vote that we still have some KSU fans hanging round.
  10. 34 points
  11. 33 points
    Good lord! 100% don’t agree. The wins are one thing. The culture is a whole other thing. Look at the quality of coaches and players he’s brought in. Look at their attitude and the classhe’s about to sign. Coach Littrell is in only his third season as a head coach. He’s still learning and has surpassed anything anyone ever imagined he would become at this point. Your not paying attention my friend. Rick
  12. 32 points
    I've chosen not to post on the threads related to our coaching situation because I have no insight and can provide no new information on the matter but in reading much of what's been posted, it feels like where GMG.com represents "the voice of the fans" it can start to feel like Mean Green fans are quick to assume the worst, inclined to feel betrayed by the idea that an individual might consider options outside of Denton, and hasty in withdrawing support for individuals who have represented our University in a mighty way I think, however, there's a silent majority of Mean Green fans who have chosen to be patient, waiting for things to play out understand that it would be irresponsible for someone to choose not to consider all opportunities (refuse enough interviews and the requests will dry up) recognize that we've enjoyed one of the best 3 year stretches in school history and will never not appreciate the effort of those who contributed I hold out hope that things end with Littrell and his staff returning to bring us a CUSA title in 2019 and many more in following seasons, but should things not work out that way, I will unwaveringly stand behind our Mean Green and its leadership while also supporting those who have given much to the program and chosen to move on.
  13. 32 points
    In 2011, when I was a freshman at UNT, in the NEW Apogee Stadium, I remember thinking that the first win of the season against Indiana was the greatest thing to happen. My first UNT win I experienced as a student was against a Big Ten team. It felt so good. I went to a High School that had a joke of a football team and we went 0-10 my senior year. So to experience a win was amazing Going on to see Lance Dunbar break several records against MTSU on a cold December game was just as fun and I thought 5 wins was great. Dan was the man! 2013 was just as fun. I mean we won a bowl game, but were in every game we lost. A few things go our way against Ohio, Tulane, and UTSA and we really could have seen a 11-1 season, 12-1 with a bowl win. However, it was just great to be at a bowl game. 2014 was a letdown and then 2015 was well 1-11. It was a low seeing us lose to Portland State and being there for my last undergrad game against UTEP in front of an almost empty Apogee Stadium was sad to say the least. Here we are in 2018 with two amazing years with Seth Littrell that we’ve built on. 4-0 to start the year and riding high. Losing to La Tech really hurt. I don’t know where I felt so entitled to win every game this year and if we didn’t, why it would be the end of the world? When did I all of a sudden change to not appreciate the ride we were on? Being 4-1 is amazing. We were a bad football team just 3 years ago. We got blasted by UTEP in 2016 and were given a handout bowl to the Heart of Dallas Bowl. I was more than lucky to be there too. Happy to be going to a bowl in New Orleans last year. Taking a look in the mirror really woke me up to appreciate all that’s going on in North Texas right now. Our athletics department is killing it in ALL sports right now. We are growing and taking on a wealth of new challenges. We have one of the best recruiting classes in the country right now and all our stars on offense should be returning next year. Now is the best we have ever been. I love North Texas and being a member of the Mean Green Alumni! GMG!
  14. 32 points
    I’m isaac Thomas played for the mean green 04-09 just checking in!
  15. 31 points
    I am not a premium member on any KSU sports board but from reading the thread headings on one of them I gather that there must be some Wildcat fans trolling this board and I want to make it clear that these fools do not represent all KSU fans. Not by a long shot. If this is happening I want to apologize and tell you that every Wildcat fan I personally know would be deeply ashamed to be associated with such behavior. I know legendary living hall of fame head coach Bill Snyder would be very disturbed to know this was being done by fans who would have absolutely nothing to cheer about if it hadn't been for him coming to KSU in 1989 and building the losingest program in college football into a respectable one no one could ever take for granted while he was coach. It will be very hard if not impossible to find anyone able to fill his shoes. However things work out, I want to wish you fans of the University of North Texas all the best going forward. And sorry again for those internet flamers who claim to be KSU fans who are causing any grief here. I reject them and their atrocious behavior, and I know Bill Snyder rejects them too, Go Mean Green!
  16. 30 points
    Little late to this since the game was 6 days ago but... I really liked how for a big game where we should have had a chip on our shoulder, we didn't come out throwing punches, getting into shoving matches, talking trash like we've done in the past right before getting whipped. We actually came out like we were better and just destroyed them, like we didn't even care who they were
  17. 30 points
    Team looked good, hot dogs were great and Shorter is a man child! The most impressive was the Maroon mini van that drove up to me in the parking lot. They were an Asian family that had driven 20hrs from California looking for Russell Hall. They were checking their son in. The parents were in the front not being able to really speak English and their son and aunt were in the back. As I'm visiting with the son the other family members are just beaming with pride and excitement. Very impressive that UNT is attracting a student from the LA area, but really amazing is the family driving the 20hrs and then 20hrs going back to share this moment with their son. He is the first generation going to college! Shout out to all the family members and friends that got the child to the college level! GMG
  18. 29 points
  19. 29 points
    If we beat LaTech and get to 5-0, people will still say we haven't played anyone.
  20. 29 points
    Why are we poo-pooing a record crowd?
  21. 28 points
    Posts like these drive me nuts. So far, what he has done here has been quite ‘elite’. I am loving this guy and what he is doing here. We all seem to forget where we have been and who we have been with. SL is amazing for us and I can’t think of another who could have done better. I hope this guy sticks with us for a very long time. He is a fantastic coach for us. We have consistently had something to play for in late October the past few years and were even flirting with a possible undefeated season halfway through. I am very much ok with that. I have closely followed this team for the better part of 20 years and some others twice as long. I don’t forget how bad we were and that we are light years from that. No way I am gonna get greedy now.
  22. 28 points
    Do you guys just sit at home and jerk off to pictures of apogee with fans in the stands? They played their asses off and it was a great event to attend. I guarantee nobody left and said to themselves that this is the same old UNT losing football games. We’re 4-1 and any person who thinks this is classic UNT football is an idiot.
  23. 27 points
    This is the kind of hor$hit WB and the AD Dept has to deal with in regards to the Denton Record Chronicle. Our softball team and it’s new coach Rodney DeLong traveled last Friday to College Station and kicked ass. They went 4-1 overall in the Aggie Classic that included a run-rule curb stomping Saturday of the host and 20th ranked A&M team 10-2, our first win over a ranked team in three seasons. We won 9-0 over UNC and won 8-7 in an extra inning marathon (12) over Cal Baptist Friday evening. We then run ruled A&M Saturday afternoon then lost by 1 in extra innings (9) Saturday evening to Cal Baptist. Then we run ruled Northern Colorado 8-2 Sunday morning. So what do the morons at the DRC put accross the top of the sports page this morning? They print a headline teaser across the top of the sports page that UNT Softball “lose in tourneys”. No DUMBASSES!!! North Texas WINS in tourneys! North Texas outscored their opponents 40-17. North Texas won Sunday’s game and went 4-1 in the tournament and kicked the crap out of the ranked team. And yeah, I know it’s the printed version and not online. Despite what you may think or say a lot of potential donors/season ticket holders/supporters of NT Athletics still read the print paper.....but that’s completely beside the point here. It’s the mindset and the negative attitude this paper has always had and always will as long as the Patterson (Ok State Alumni) family runs it. North Texas spends a lot of money advertising in that POS rag. North Texas is Denton’s largest employer. You’d think the days of the constant little negative jabs and back stabbing would be over? It’s not. Effing pisses me off man!!! Rick
  24. 26 points
  25. 26 points
    As I spend this Christmas Eve on duty and away from my personal family I’ve been reflecting back on the great year I’ve had with my Mean Green Nation family. From a phenomenal CBI National Championship to one of the greatest road trips ever to Fayetteville and back. Regardless if we’re at each other’s throats fighting and arguing over something trivial about the Mean Green or slapping high fives together in celebration at Apogee & The Super Pit....it’s been a blast and I wouldn’t trade any of y’all for anything,.....not even for a bag of Kettle Corn. Well, maybe I’d trade Bert Frito? Nah, just kidding...Bert. Anyhow, wishing everyone and your families a safe, peaceful and Merry Christmas. It’s All Good...And All Green! Rick
  26. 26 points
  27. 26 points
    The best thing will be having a whole new set of pictures of the stadium to look at that are not the opening game against Houston. 🙂
  28. 25 points
  29. 24 points
    247 Page: https://247sports.com/Player/Brendon-Lewis-46036862/ Hudl Page:http://www.hudl.com/profile/7929951/Brendon-Lewis UNT Football held its 2019 Junior day on Monday February 18, 2019 (Presidents Day this year). A highly ranked group of prospects attended the Denton event. These top 2020 targets were invited to come check out the facilities and meet and hang out with the staff. They also were able to meet with the new staff additions, including new offensive coordinator Bodie Reeder who was previously at Eastern Washington. One of the biggest recruits in New Denton Monday was Melissa High School 4-star Quarterback Brendon Lewis. In his junior season, Lewis led Melissa his with over 4000 total yards and 50 touchdowns. His big junior season has culminated in over 15 offers, including teams like Mississippi State, TCU, Texas Tech and Nebraska. Despite that lofty listing, Lewis likes what he has seen from North Texas so far. Seeing what Seth Littrell and Mason Fine have been able to accomplish together in their 3 years in North Texas has made it a compelling destination for offensive players. I had a chance to talk to the 4 Star QB to see how his visit to New Denton went. GMG: How was the atmosphere at JR day today? Brendon Lewis (BL): “It was great, the coaches made me feel like family. They just gave off a good vibe and I felt a great connection with all of them.” GMG Did you have a chance to meet new Offensive Coordinator Boodie Reeder? BL “Yes, I spent almost the whole day with him. I love him already. He’s a great guy. He’s smart and I just loved talking ball with him. He knows what he’s doing, and our relationship is already great. He made a good impression on me. I could go on and on about him” GMG Mason Fine has had a lot of success with the North Texas offense the last few years. With him graduating after next season does it intrigue you that quarterback position will be wide open, and you could come in and start at QB early? Or is that not a major factor? BL “It is a pretty big factor seeing how well Mason is doing it and Coach Littrell’s history of developing QBs. It makes me excited to have a chance to come in early and compete for the job and playing in that offense that would be a lot of fun.” GMG What other factors are going to be big factors in your decision. Close to home? Biggest offer? or best fit? BL “Really the place that feels like home and the coaches who make me feel like family. And just being real with me. I want to go to the place that is the best fit for me to accomplish my dreams and aspirations which are to play at the next level as well as providing a good education for my life after football.”
  30. 24 points
    I rewatched some of the game this morning from my hotel room. Here is what I noticed, and it won't make any of our fans happy. We made mistakes...true. Our QB went down early...true. But we were outmatched by a better team. Their lines were better. When they wanted to get pressure on our QB they did...when we wanted to send pressure we were mostly stonewalled. They ran with pretty good success both when we expected it and when we didn’t...it was tough sledding for our backs all night. Their secondary was better. Save a few breakaway plays (like the Guyton tD) there was a defender all over our receivers when we caught the ball...they ran a 7 on 7 game against our secondary AND got open deep with little problem. They were just a quality team, and we are not yet. But here is the other thing to think about. We have yet to really put a quality recruiting class on the field. The same players that went 1-11, with the key additions of some skill position players have turned in back-to-back 9 win seasons. There are guys with D1 size (and speed) that we brought in last year and didn’t play yet (guys like Jaxon Williams, KD Davis and Reggie Williams), we brought in guys like Dayton Leblanc and Derrick Shaw who have real DL size. And this year’s class (still #1 in CUSA) will bring more of an upgrade in talent. We are not a “great” team yet, but we have managed “good” with culture, duct tape and bailing wire.
  31. 24 points
    After gathering some info and taking it all in. This is what i predict will go down. 1. Seth new super agent has used the Kansas State job to get Seth a pay raise. I think Sexton camp was the one that put Seth's name out as a top candidate. Even thought I think he was 3 or 4 on the list. I think Seth will interview just for the experience. But before the bowl game Wren baker will announce a contract extension for Seth making him the highest coach in CUSA and top 5 in G5 (will also have a nice buyout). Kansas State will sign one of Jim Levitt or Chris Klieman. 2. North Texas will win the bowl game against a #23 ranked Utah State. 3. North Texas will sign a large portion of F19HTCLUB 5 days later 4. I believe there will be some changes to the coaching staff. I will leave that at that. 5. IPF will be complete 6. North Texas led by Seth Littrell and Mason Fine will win 10 games next season, along with winning the CUSA championship and goign to their 4th straight bowl game. 7. Incarnate Word led my Eric Morris wins back to back Southland titles while leading the top 10 ranked team on a nice playoff run 8. Seth will move on to greener pastures. UNT will cash the nice buyout. UTSA will part ways with Frank Wilson after another sub 500. year 9. UTSA will try to poach the coach from across town. UNT will sweep in and Get Coach Morris right out from in under them. #GMG #InWrenWeTrust Disclaimer: Step back from the ledge Mean Green Family. Its all going to work out. This is just the beginning not the end. Enjoy the ride
  32. 24 points
  33. 24 points
    First off, I want to say I’ve enjoyed the last couple of weeks on here discussing the game with everyone. If you don’t mind, I plan on hanging around for a while and enjoying the rest of the season with you guys – it's not like I have much to watch from Fayetteville this year. 🙂 I’ll be at the La Tech game for sure, wouldn't miss hearing the fans appreciation for the team’s performance in person. I had to step back a little after the game and let you have your fun, it’s been a long time coming so I understand your excitement. I’m a hog fan though, so it was a little tough to take and I kept my visits to a minimum. I’m all better now though... mostly. 🙂 There are a few things I’d like to comment on now. First, I hope UNT stays focused and doesn't let too much of this go to their heads. Not saying that in a bad way, it happens. I know we’re SEC and all, but the reality of it is we suck right now. This is the worst team I’ve seen us field in my lifetime. Bert (not a typo) left us with a talent shortage in the areas needed for success with the new system we’re trying to install, and the good players we DO have aren't really meant for this scheme. It’s unlikely we’ll win an SEC game this year, let alone any more for that matter. UNT has tougher challenges than us ahead, from what I’ve seen from your coaching staff I don’t expect there to be an issue with success, but it’s happened before. Next, I’ve seen some shots on here taken at our fans for leaving the game as early as they did. I get defensive when people talk about our fans because, in my completely biased opinion, we have some of the best/nicest fans in all of college sports. I’m not talking about the internet trolls, I’m talking about the actual fans in the seat. There’s always the asshats, but in general I challenge you to go to an athletic event and be treated better anywhere else as a visiting fan. The pics on here of our empty stadium implied that we were just a bunch of butthurt, fair weathered fans abandoning their team. These fans have been through SO much over the last decade, and have stuck it out. We were lambasted by the national media for hiring Petrino. It was so terrible he left his professional team mid-season, never mind that coaches get fired mid-season all the time and it’s ok. We caught so much national grief over that, it was unreal – a hell of a lot more than OSU has gotten for keeping Meyer this year. Then our fans became the laughing stock when Petrino crashed his motorcycle. We fired him, much to the anger of most of our fans, and replaced him with the incompetent John L Smith. 2012 was supposed to be one of our best years ever, maybe even making a run at a title (both Alabama and LSU were home games). Instead, it was one of our worst and we had to sit and watch John L tell us all to “smile”. I could go on and on, but my point is it wasn't just this one game our fans were walking out of, it was a culmination of years of crap being dumped on them. Then, to see it pointed out on here, well it kinda stuck in my craw a little. I mean, in the end it’s about the product on the field. I’ve driven by your stadium many, many Saturdays and seen it pretty empty, now that you've got a good product to sell – you’re talking about a possible sell out. You guys pointing out crowd support is kinda hypocritical if you ask me. Finally, the punt return. I’m sure I’ll get downvoted to oblivion for this but here goes. When it happened, I laughed my ass off. I thought it was funny as hell, and just shook my head at the ineptness of our coaching staff and the give up of our players. Plus, my kids had friends that went to Lake Dallas and know Keegan, so seeing the local kid do good made me proud. However, upon further review… I’ve got mixed emotions about it. At the end of the day, your placing some dependence for the play’s success on the good sportsmanship of the other team. Reading the details on how the play was setup helped convince me of this. The fact the gunners, and all opposing players are engaged so they had to take their eyes off the punt returner, to put doubt it their minds about whether fair catch was called. Choosing a situation where 99 times out of 100 the returner will call for a fair catch to begin with - short punt, deep in their end of the field. Plus, in this day and age, week after week players are coached not to hit a defenseless player, that they’ll be penalized and probably ejected and suspended if they do. So, the punt team, not having been able to see the returner, is supposed to tackle a defenseless player because he hasn’t heard a whistle? I know ‘back in the day’ when I was running down the field on kick coverage if everybody in front of me eased up I assumed I’d missed the fair catch call and eased up as well. I wouldn’t have thought about making contact with the returner. I ask how you would have felt if Keegan really had called for a fair catch in that situation and one of our players had not seen it and took Keegan’s head off, what would you have thought about that player? Would you have called for his ejection? Would you have vilified him as being cheap? Think about it. I still think the play is funny as hell and laugh when it’s shown, and I’m happy UNT is getting the good pub --- but I really don’t think it’s as black and white of a play as it is on first watch. It’s not just about lazy Arkansas players not finishing the play. Those of you that have played the game ask yourself, what would you have done if everybody in front of you stopped. Would you have said, “I didn’t hear a whistle so I’m going to light him up?” Anyway, this was longer than I’d planned and seriously, I’m not trying to offend or downplay UNT’s success. You guys are great, like I’ve been saying for two weeks now! Good luck the rest of the year and I’ll be seeing you at the games!
  34. 24 points
    Just sitting here thinking about this weekend. Massive crowd. Team that plays at a high level with few self-inflicted mistakes. One of the best QBs in the CFB. A marketing promotion making national news. We've waited so long to see this and it gives me chills. The stars are aligned. Great coach, great AD, great President. Supportive chancellor and Board (led by an unsung hero for athletics in Brint Ryan). This is what "it" feels like and it feels so damn good. Here's hoping that we keep the team intact and that if/when we do lose any of them, the culture and resources are there to continue our trajectory. It feels different this time, like we may really have changed the future of our athletic program.
  35. 23 points
    Wren Baker‏Verified account @wrenbaker 3m3 minutes ago More Replying to @ntdaily I think you guys are confused. I attempted to bring clarity to the reporters but obviously failed. The debt you reference is for facilities (largely stadium). It has dedicated revenue streams that pay for debt service payments. It isn't related to the annual budget. Wren Baker‏Verified account @wrenbaker 5s5 seconds ago More This article is misleading & was written without visiting with the athletic department CFO (as suggested) who would have helped you understand so you could write something accurate & factual. We value student journalism & are always willing to help you get the story correct. #GMG
  36. 23 points
    I really can't believe this. In my 40+ years of following UNT ball, we have had less than 10 winning seasons and here we are 9 and 3 for the first time in ages. We need to celebrate this moment, not degrade the team's accomplishment. Forty years from now, should we return to our losing ways, UNT fans will recall this achievement with admiration. They will not remember that CUSA was in a down year, or that we had an easy schedule, they will just know of the 9-3 regular season, an achievement not to be dismissed.
  37. 22 points
    I thought I was told on this board that Mason Fine would never be able to throw the deep ball... Update he can. He is actually the best in the nation at it..
  38. 22 points
    I will regard them as invaders and treat them accordingly. Build the wall.
  39. 22 points
    When we have these road uniforms . . . . . . I'm not sure why we bother with anything else.
  40. 22 points
    Nice problem to have! Face it, we gave this race away with two winnable loses. My how our expectations have changed in the past two years. I feel cheated, how about you? I’ll be at Apogee next Saturday for win #7. Let’s make it 10-2 this year. Still a lot to play for. This team just peaked a bit early. If you need a RESET, just go back 3 years. Disappointing as it is, I’ll take this season over that. GMG!
  41. 22 points
    - We are bowl eligible for a third consecutive year, which has only occurred once before. The other time? Dickey’s run of 4 straight. - Nate Brooks is tied for the national lead among FBS players in interceptions (4) - Rico Bussey is tied for third nationally in receiving TD’s (8) - E.J. Ejiya had 6.5 sacks, which puts his at #13 nationally. The guy at #1 has 8.5 - Cole Hedlund is #5 nationally in field goals made with 13 - We are #6 nationally in passing yards with 2,283 and #9 in total offensive yards with 3,355 (also #9 in total points with 279) - We are giving up an average of 17.6 points a game (We gave up 35 points a game last season). So that’s roughly HALF of last season’s average...granted, last year included the two FAU debacles - Yesterday our defense forced 2 turnovers, and had 4 sacks (while giving up ZERO second half points). This is a special time in Mean Green land. Regardless of how things go at UAB (I think we win), you are robbing yourself of some rare memories if you aren’t in the house for Homecoming and the rest of this season
  42. 22 points
  43. 22 points
    The Ticket radio station is running a commercial advertising SMUt's first game against "The Hated North Texas Mean Green." I didn't need another reason to be fired up for our home opener, but they gave me one anyway.
  44. 22 points
    Need more UNT alumni like Roy Metzler, John Williams and Frenchy getting the word out!!! Support their businesses and GMG!
  45. 22 points
  46. 21 points
    I just wish the fan base would give up the mentality that we need Seth. We need a competent administration that is committed to investing in athletics and we have that now. The coach we hire after Seth will be a good coach because we have smart people making the decisions now, we have resources, and this is an extremely attractive job.
  47. 21 points
    There’s nothing to ‘Read’ into anything. It’s a damn amazing stat that we share with the best team in the nation. Good God!...some of y’all need to start drinking earlier in the day or something. Rick
  48. 21 points
    As a current police chief, someone who has worked with college police extensively, and as someone who has worked as an investigator in a department the size of Dallas, allow me to weigh in on this question alone. I am not making any judgement on the actual handling of the investigation, just the appropriateness of jurisdiction. First, the UNT police department is not a small outfit. There are 65 full time employees, with the majority being sworn officers (the rest being dispatch and civilian personnel). UNT officers attend the same training and have the same licensing standards as “city cops.” Second, the jurisdiction of a university police department is their campus, within the city they reside in, and any county where the university has buildings. To give you a non- UNT example, pretty much any place you step within Dallas is the jurisdiction of the Dallas County Community College police because their buildings are everywhere in the area. This is in place because criminals (and therefore investigations) don’t restrict themselves to the physical grounds of the school. Imagine for a moment if a fraternity hosted an event at a house 3 miles off campus and something happened. It would make no sense to have a University administrative investigation that could not go hand in hand with a police investigation by the Universtity’s PD. Now the campus police could defer to the city police (as it appears was discussed in the basketball players situation) but it is not mandatory. The reason, I assume, that people would want to see a situation involving UNT basketball players handled by Denton Police is to avoid the appearance of impropriety. And I assume this has to do with the perception that campus police are subject to the influence of the university president, BOR, or the campus budget. On this point I would agree that giving up jurisdiction is a good choice...but only for the optics of it, not because of inability of campus PD to do the investigation properly (again, it appears Denton PD was consulted and deferred). Also, bear in mind that in a situation like this the detectives of a campus PD can devote the entirety of their attention to this one case...sometimes with the larger entity, not so much. Finally, and again I cannot say this definitively without viewing the investigation, sexual assault investigations are not always as cut and dry as they are made to seem. If the physical evidence, victim’s account, witness statements, presence or absence of alcohol, etc are even questionable there may not be enough for a slam dunk criminal charge. Referring matters to a grand jury (as it appears was done here) to let them hear all that you have and make a determination is not uncommon. Please understand that, again, I am not admonishing or validating the work of UNT PD here. Just trying to offer a bit of perspective to show that campus police are not inherently unqualified or out of their lane to undertake an investigation like this.
  49. 21 points
    Here's why I don't like these kinds of comparisons- We went to Iowa last year and was down only three going into the fourth quarter on the road to a team that destroyed Ohio State a few weeks later. And how much did that matter when we played FAU? Nada. We played Georgia tough a few years ago and lost to Tulane the next week. I don't mind that Tech fans are happy with their performance against LSU but it doesn't work that way. Our offense will put way more pressure on the Tech defense. Our passing game is better than LSU's. Does it mean we'll coast to victory? Don't know. But last week's game means nothing this week. I know this much, if we don't turn over the ball, protect Fine and stay focused......we will win, we are the better team.
  50. 21 points
    East Side will have it on at least 4 TVs and sound on. We have watching party for all away games. https://www.facebook.com/events/2049095848475944/?ti=cl


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