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  1. Great article. Regarding the two talon claw/hand sign, it was reported they lost the third claw in a nasty wind turbine accident.
    4 points
  2. I was there and what I take from this game is that we still have much room for improvement and still won by 14 points. We would have never, ever won this game or the IU game the last 4 years. To win by 14 when we didn't play our best says a lot. I am extremely proud of this team considering we were starting: Thompson: pretty much a freshman. Made smart decisions all night and would have had better numbers if a number of players hadn't dropped throws that hit them in the hands. Lemon: true freshman starting at OG. Y'Barbo: RFr staring at OG Johnson: RFr starting at OT next to Y'Barbo. Stojkovic: True Fr starting at OLB Orr: Soph starting at MLB Wright: Soph starting at OLB: These three are athletic and will be beasts very soon. Orr is all over the place. Wariner: starting CB made some impressive plays last night. The DL outside of AK47 all return next year and are playing well. My point? We are very young and have a very brighjt future. It is like watching your kids grow up, they will do something that has you scratching your head one minute and then jumping for joy the next. This team is fun to watch and will become more consistent over time. Invite a friend and enjoy a great night watching North Texas football in the best stadium around.
    4 points
  3. This is a dumb thread.
    4 points
  4. I wanted to share a nice experience that my family and I had on Saturday night after the game. We went to eat at Wingstop off University so we can watch the Rangers game without having a lot of people around. Anyways, on our way out, a tall young man getting his drink asked us if we went to the game tonight and we were like "yeah, of course." The young man then said "Thank you for coming and thanks for supporting us." I was actually surprised to hear that and asked him if he was on the team and he said yes. All I said to him was "Great game tonight. Keep up the good work.!" I didn't bother to ask him his name or number since they're all equals in my book. I was just really impressed that he took the time to say thank you. It's experiences like that that make me think that things like this are happening around Denton. Go Mean Green!
    3 points
  5. Sorry, this thread is using renewable energy and will be around for a long time.
    3 points
  6. I can't believe how lazy some people are.
    3 points
  7. The guy that was supposed to press the record button on the camera didn't show up due to the OU-UT game, Rangers game, and weather concerns.
    3 points
  8. Welcome Bono...have you found what you're looking for ?
    3 points
  9. I don't think it would be significantly more competitive, but the opponents would still generate more fan interest. Rice, Southern Miss, Tulsa, UTEP, Memphis, Marshall > FAU, FIU, ULM, MUTS, etc. as far as fan interest. It seems it would also blow the doors off the Belt as a basketball conference.
    2 points
  10. Fixed Link More to come later. ETA: Fix Link.
    2 points
  11. Well that seems really out of character.
    2 points
  12. Royce had a great game Saturday. but...I don't understand how he is seen as a great player though. I guess if rarely turning around for the ball or tackling is what we want out of our d-backs, then I guess he's awesome. (bring on the minus's if you must)
    2 points
  13. I still contend that Stradford is your answer here. Just throw the ball AT him deep 3 or 4 times a game. He doesn't have to catch it, just prove you'll take the shot!!
    2 points
  14. After paying $20 to park and walking at least a mile at places like OU and UT, I find this discussion hard to believe. Parking at Fouts for $10 and only have to walk about a mile is a bargain in the college football world. You know what? Maybe our fans aren't ready for prime time. By the way, I think the Denton police have done a great job with the crowds.
    2 points
  15. I tire of such dribble...UNT is not irrelevant any more so than SMU, UTA, etc. The challenge UNT faces is self-made over years and years of apathy by its student body, it administration and the residents of the City of Denton. It is of our very own making and WE can change that. It's not the conference, it's not the schools we play, it's not the record over the last however many games. heck, if it were the conference, how in the world do all the DII and DIII schools get turnout? Do not get me wrong here...I full well understand that having some in-state rivals can and will help attendance, as will winning on a much more consistent basis...BUT, there was absolutely ZERO excuse for the poor showing Saturday night at Apogee from the students and alums alike. It is UNT...it is YOUR University...it was great tailgate weather...it was a fall Saturday evening...It was co-eds in shorts and cowboy boots, it was tequila shots and beer and brats...it was FOOTBALL for gosh sakes. UNT will be as relevant or irrelevant as its own fans and student body make it. Any other "excuse" is just that...and excuse. Irrelevant, my rear end. The "times they are a changing" for UNT...and as has been quoted..."we have met the enemy and he is US".
    2 points
  16. For peolple wanting to tailgate at the hill, there is a drop off zone off the access road. If youre complaining about a 10 min walk, go to a gym. Who cares, I walk from the rec to the games every week, its not that bad. If youre really complaining about $10 for parking youre just making more of an excuse not to come, seriously its $10, a penny more than a double bacon cheese burger with large fry and sweet tea from whataburger.
    2 points
  17. I thought Mrs. Miers only had Harry's balls.... Sorry, Harry. Too easy to pass up.
    2 points
  18. It's almost like a young quarterback is learning how to see the whole field while balancing making smart and safe plays on check-downs to keep the game in the hands of the defense. It's a rare thing, but it's just crazy enough to work.
    2 points
  19. First of all, the walk from Fouts to Apogee is nowhere near a mile. If you can walk around a mall once, then surely you can make it from Fouts to Apogee with no problem. Signage could be better but the signs at exits are controlled by the city and not by UNT. A shuttle would not work in this case because it would take triple the amount of time waiting to board and get across to Apogee than it would to just walk. Considering how many last minute walkup fans that we have, I don't think that would go over well for those that show up at 5:30 for a 6PM kickoff and expect to make it straight over. This being said, our fans need to SUCK IT UP! UNT fans have been spoiled for years and I am sure most would still complain even if we played the football game in their own backyard. You should know what to expect when you come to a sports stadium. A high volume of people will make traffic and parking difficult. There aren't many other options at this point and I think the lots and routes have been near perfected. If you think standing in line for an hour to get on a shuttle bus that would probably only fit around 30 people then you must be crazy. Come early, be prepared, GO MEAN GREEN!
    2 points
  20. If you are going to a sporting event it is a good idea to make a plan on traffic and parking. I don't want cops answering questions. It's not their job and it holds up traffic. That being said, I agree the signage should be better.
    2 points
  21. This was fantastic! I couldn't help but smile while reading. My story is somewhat similar in that I didn't really get into North Texas athletics until after I graduated. What changed it for me was finding that group that was hardcore about UNT regardless of how we were doing. For me, it was my colleagues in Admissions. Their enthusiasm was contagious and I was hooked! Now I'm a second year football season ticket holder, first year basketball season ticket holder and lifelong North Texas fan. I can't wait to see our little Mean Green nation grow and infiltrate the world of collegiate athletics. Go Mean Green!
    2 points
  22. This O Line is not the problem. But have I mentioned how much I hate it when teams hand off 6 yards deep to make one? Rick
    2 points
  23. I do. Attendance is always, ALWAYS better for our home OOC games.
    2 points
  24. The attendance was absolutely the worst part of the evening. I do believe that that was the actual count and did not include season tickets. If this is our fan base then we can forget about another conference. Where were the students? While we need many more Denton townspeople to embrace this program we need our students to lead the way. The two sections that did attend were magnificent but there needed to be at least four times that number. Let me say one positive about student attendance...the band. The band was as lively as I've ever seen them and the sound was great. Tremendous performance. Their pregame concerts also were appreciated.
    2 points
  25. So, we lead off again with my guy...#78 Deep Snapper, Troy Kokjohn. The only thing to say here is that he grades an A+ this week, not only for his excellent snaps, but for his courage in staying in the game and getting the job done after taking a blow to his knee on his very first play...punt snap...of the game. In case you haven't noticed, #78 is usually one of the first players down on punt coverage...yes, this after making the snap and being one of the last able to leave after the snap and punt. Well, this time as he went for the tackle he tweaked his knee a bit. Easy to notice as he limped a bit to the sidelines and went directly to the trainers table after the play. BUT, right on cue, there was #78 back on the field...didn't miss a beat or a snap. You wonder why I follow the special teams guys? Well, you probably never noticed this little event, but I am sure you would have had it been Dunbar or Thompson or any number of other players. Many of these special teams guys mean the difference between a win or a loss on Saturday, but you won't see their names in the press...unless, of course, they happen to make a mistake. Unsung heroes who toil just as hard as the rest of the team, make the plays and go about the business of helping the team win. Great game #78...you know...we know!
    1 point
  26. If we look for LD to get the ball most plays its obvious that the defense is thinking the same. How do you free him up at this point- pass or run or wildcat or ?
    1 point
  27. Even without SMU and Houston, we've still got a heck of a lot better name recognition with the remaining schools. It could only help attendance.
    1 point
  28. My adopted player, Tevinn Cantly, was oficially in on two tackles. I think the statistician screwed him because I was watching and Tevinn was very active. He is elevating his game and gets a B+ from me for the FAU game. Good job, Tevinn! Cook up a little something special for those Cajuns please.
    1 point
  29. could this be emmitt, back from tx/ou game...just in time to make the game?
    1 point
  30. I understand that fully. But, wearing other team's gear is going out of your way to tell everyone else you have little interest in the home team. I've gone to TCU games with friends and borrowed shirts from them. I've gone to Astros and Rockets games with relatives down in Houston and just worn regular clothes. I stand by my point that if you choose to wear the gear of a school or team not in the stadium, you open yourself to ridicule. To many, it does look ridiculous.
    1 point
  31. Not everybody who attends a sporting event is a fan of one of the two teams playing. They might just be a fan of the sport.
    1 point
  32. http://www.chron.com/sports/article/Cody-Stroud-to-go-it-alone-as-McNeese-St-QB-2192878.php Riley's been out the last two games at McNeese with an undisclosed injury suffered against Southeastern Louisiana. I can't believe they're still lining the kid up at QB after all the beating he took up here. He wasn't starting, but from the article, says they were putting him in on 3rd and 4th downs. You'd expect a lot of blizting on 3rd downs. McNeese is 3-2 so far and Darius Carey is leading them in receiving. He's also returned a punt for a TD. Competition is lighter, to be sure. You just wonder how different things could be if Darius was still around here. Probably not too different because of the QB situation at Tulsa. Still, with Outlaw out, it would have been nice to have Darius in there. I like that McCarney is bringing discipline to the team. It's just too bad Darius was a casualty of it.
    1 point
  33. Why not? I'm in favor of getting James Hamilton more touches, and the wildcat ("St. James") is a good way to do it and we have had some success with it.
    1 point
  34. More screens to LD. We see plenty of WR screens. Not seeing very many to the RB.
    1 point
  35. No, my goal for UNT isn't FCS. My goal is a respectable FBS conference. Realistically that means cUSA or MWC. I don't believe UNT can get there from the Sun Belt. I think our best chance at moving up is to move out of the Belt. If that means going independent with all the problems that entails - so be it.
    1 point
  36. And it seems we talk about it all the time...just unbelievable!
    1 point
  37. That is stating the obvious, and I appreciate your opinion. I am just passing on what I see. I saw Laramie Lee last year and thought he could play for North Texas - and alerted the staff when I saw he had commited to Wyoming - he was too good to be playing in Wyoming or UTSA when we had so many holes to fill. I am looking at several kids on the CH team that I think will be successful in college ball. Personal opinion - I think two of the three CH commits have a real chance to succeed at this level, and I hope I am wrong and all three commits are wildly successful at North Texas. Yes, 3-A players can be suspect when it comes to their being successful in college football - but in my amateur opinion, some of these CH players will be very successful. But we shall see - I am promoting nothing; my only real interest is North Texas.
    1 point
  38. So at this point, does your appearance mean Chase Baine did or didn't see his shadow?
    1 point
  39. I don't mean to alarm anyone but if we beat LaLa, we (cue Darth Sidious voice) control our destiny to win the Belt and/or go bowling. Say what you want about whether we deserve it or could pull it off, but that would be something to celebrate. Here's hoping for a win this week.
    1 point
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  41. We might wanna make sure that we don't offend the people starting these threads. We need all the fans we can get and if the people who start these threads log on and see people disparaging them, they might not continue attending games.
    1 point
  42. Who cares what he is wearing. He is a student, I have seen him on campus a lot. Secondly, he was standing and cheering the whole game. The douches of the game are anyone who was not at Apogee last night.
    1 point
  43. Some of you need to lighten up. This thread is mostly a joke with a touch of realism.
    1 point
  44. No one is saying they wish he wasn't there... or they hate him... its just a douche move. Plain and simple. Are we worried the douches wearing UT garb in these photos are going to log onto GMG.com and be so offended that they no longer attend games?
    1 point
  45. one word to fix all this. one word: WIN
    1 point
  46. THIS 100%. We get them in Apogee cheering for the Mean Green any way we can...with them wearing anything they want...they'll be back wearing green! Now, would I prefer them to be in green? certainly, but I'll take this guy and thank him over the idiots wearing green in the tailgate area who never set foot in the stadium. I'm thinking this guy is a much better UNT fan in his UT gear than those "students" who wore green and stayed outside for the first three home games.
    1 point
  47. I hate this new board trend. A butt in the seats is a butt in the seats regardless of what school's gear the fan is wearing. If you want UNT to attract new fans because of Apogee and McCarney, they have to come from somewhere. College football fans in DFW who follow other schools -- but come to UNT games for whatever reason -- are a promising target market for us.
    1 point
  48. Yes, and if a certain UNT receiver doesn't drop a sure touchdown pass that hit him square in the hands, UNT woulds won by even more. And if we make that field Goal. And if we convert every third down. And if we allow zero yards on defense. And if we gain 1000 yards on offense. You know what your and my post have in common? Assumptions about things that DIDN'T happen. Just enjoy a blow out win, for Christ's sake!!
    1 point


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