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  1. Only at UNT? Please, this happens at just about any and all government jobs anywhere in the country. The man was under contract. We either wait for it to expire (allowing him to continue to run the department) or we come to a settlement to get him away from the decision making room. For someone all gung ho about him needing to removed, your now going to bitch about how it was made to happen? If you don't want to know or like how the sausage is made, then get out of the damn kitchen.
    11 points
  2. No way we take a step back. I honestly cannot see a scenario where that is even possible.
    6 points
  3. It seems every year CUSA looks a little less appealing and I have little confidence in the new Commissioner being able to do more than just slow the decay. CUSA is dying and merging with the Sun Belt won't fix that. We need to get our own house in order on and off the field.
    4 points
  4. This is what I mean by saying we have squandered the past 10 years by pretending to be a 1-A program when we should have been the big dog in the conference. Thanks, RV, BOR.
    4 points
  5. I wish i could be bad at my job and get a fat payout.
    4 points
  6. And on what basis would you fire him, and before you list a summary of about 5000 posts; think about all the good reviews someone has that has been on the job for over 15 years and got multiple contract extensions. A lawyer would eat NT up if they tried to do what you propose.
    3 points
  7. I have a theory about why Texas has been so adamant blockading expansion. If they expand, to truly make it worthwhile they need to renegotiate TV, if they renegotiate TV then they will look to extend the grant of rights. I believe Texas is anti-expansion because they want to get closer to the end of the grant of rights and explore membership in the Big 10, Pac-12, and ACC. Not to say they will look at the situation and choose to leave but they don't want to lock in to Big XII any longer than they have to before taking that look.
    3 points
  8. Looks like this is a big time playmaker!! http://247sports.com/player/devron-davis-82195 Was Committed to Colorado State, looks like he signed etc and just got released looks like an illness with his mother. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1476642/devron-davis
    2 points
  9. Social Media (gotcha) WTF where is it? I am not an expert on this but I am a marketing guy and I don't understand why we are not seeing action in this area. I thought we had hired a guy to handle! Camps are going on but no post, pics or tweets! Things are dead keep fans and kids engaged! Take a fring'n picture! GMG
    2 points
  10. Apparently they are looking into a new position(s) within football department who help facilitate and manage these social media efforts by the staff.
    2 points
  11. because white guys go into churches and shoot people after they participate in bible studies.....and autistic kids, a child of a dumbass who left 20 unlocked guns around the house, walk into elementary schools and start blasting children. I hate the wahhabi brand of Islam as much as the next guy but the problem does not start and stop with them. Dude was talked to by the FBI twice.......and still bought guns the other day......you don't see a problem with that then you are part of the problem.
    2 points
  12. The AD position has been a tell tale sign to the lack of stability in North Texas athletics. We had six athletic directors in the 80's, with Fred McCain holding the position for five of those ten years. Corky Nelson was named athletic director in 1989. This only lasted until 1990 when Steve Sloan was hired. Sloan in my estimation was a good AD. He had been AD at his alama mater Alabama. Sloan was the catalyst in moving the program to I-A, and helped convince chancellor Hurley to allow him to reach out to the Big West conference about membership. Sadly Sloan left UNT for the same
    2 points
  13. I don't know what to be more upset about, being paid for the next 15 months not to do his job, or being paid the past few years for not doing his job.
    2 points
  14. Not sure what your point is. Most of these buildings were built long before big donors were honored with name buildings. Also most were primarily built with state funds so the naming was done to honor past leaders of the university.
    2 points
  15. I don't think smu has as much pull as y'all think. Plus if we start winning consistently it really won't matter what they want.
    2 points
  16. My company let go of one of its executives with a $500k buyout. I hate that she got the money, but the company will come out ahead because her incompetence cost the company 100x more than that over the prior years. It's like the old joke, why is divorce so expensive? Because it's worth it. (Says the guy having his 20th anniversary this year)
    2 points
  17. If only RV had negotiated for UNTs schedules as succesfully as he did for his buyout....
    2 points
  18. And this is what infuriates me. Then he gets to walk away on terms of a "mutual decision" while latching onto UNT's teat for another 15 months. If we're paying this douche bag to kick rocks then call it a FIRING because that's exactly what it is. Instead, outsiders could chalk this up as something that it isn't. A firing of this magnitude gives the program credibility and sets standards of how not to suck. UNT just keeps doing UNT type things.
    2 points
  19. But..but....but...I thought he resigned?
    2 points
  20. He should use the free education he received and try to get a job somewhere.
    2 points
  21. Over 25K a month over the next 15 months. I'm flabbergasted at the notion that he was able to actually talk someone into giving him that kind of money. It's not money well spent, it's money horribly wasted. Just literally set on fire as far as I'm concerned. Good riddance and never come back to this great university again, ever.
    2 points
  22. True: Ernie is a major contributor to UNT athletics True: Ernie is an ex-BOR member Speculation: has HUGE influence over AD decisions with multiple UNT power players. RV's Departure: I know you would prefer to kick him to the curb, but good business says to let him walk away with his dignity. Reviewing what the athletic department looked like when he arrived, and where it is today says a lot. Did he have his failures? Sure. Did he get lazy after Apogee was built and we got in to CUSA? Sure. But you can't ignore his accomplishments either. You still like to dance aroun
    2 points
  23. Southwest Airlines is having a flash sale and just booked round trip ticket to New York LGA for $135.96 - out late Friday night back Tuesday night. Great deal and watching the calendar turn to fall should be spectacular in that part of the world. Go UNT beat Army.
    1 point
  24. That is not lost on me and it is one of the reasons I have any hope left.
    1 point
  25. There was always a rumor that Helwig lived out of a Hotel his whole time in Denton. Does anyone know if this was true?
    1 point
  26. No he used the tactic to score political points. The rest of the Republicans let him get away with it because they didn't want to look like they supported Obamacare. Congress has a constitutional duty to submit a budget - they put politics above that constitutional duty.
    1 point
  27. Where did you find that video? It's got to be the silliest thing you've posted. Notice that the video doesn't identify any of the people that are included on it? Notice that the last alarmist is a 16 year-old boy? You do know that the warmest year on record is 2014? http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/graphics/10-warmest-years-globally If you want to understand climate science talk to the climate scientists, not the chief meteorologist at KPAY-AM radio.
    1 point
  28. Helwig was at UT in the 80s then was in charge of the Sun Bowl before he came to North Texas in 94. I can't remember who the AD was in 93 when Parker was the head coach.
    1 point
  29. Thought it was the guy before Helwig?
    1 point
  30. Are you talking about Craig Helwig?
    1 point
  31. There may never be a dumber thing you'll ever post in your life than saying 30 P5 schools are "in the same economic boat" as us. You show me one F'ing P5 with an athletic budget like ours, a conference affiliation like ours, or is clearly near the bottom in recruiting against their in-state peers. Go ahead...Ill wait...ill even help. Kansas?? Nope, gigantic budget because basketball pays the bills there. Texas Tech?? Nope, budget dwarfs ours and they get annual visits every year from UT and OU in football. Washington State?? Again, budget dwarfs ours, they get Washington and Ore
    1 point
  32. First, under Mac anyone with any offers would be a big get. However, I am not sold on 247 being that great of identifier of talent and I trust the current staff a lot more to evaluate players than 247. I hope the days are quickly ending were NT has to battle for low offer players and fans think it is a recruiting coup to beat out the service academies.
    1 point
  33. When the big 12 moves it will ripple down as usual. I agree that there needs to be more regional competition to save bucks and attract fans from the competing school. Filling stadiums needs to be the model. Mac and MWC will have the same problem on their new contracts. I feel really strongly that there should be a playoff system with games being played at the schools. Another home game of 25,000 means big bucks. Maybe a champion out of the Mac, MWC and C- USA. The bowl system which costs the schools money should be turned down. There is money in playoffs!!
    1 point
  34. Now that some years have passed since his acrimonious departure, I'm fine with the practice fields being named after Dickey. He did a lot for football in the time he was here. The winning streak and bowl win were great achievements for a program that had suffered for so long.
    1 point
  35. Yeah, I considered it,.....until the URCM's Deborah Lilieart called to apologize because it was intercepted by her department, not the president's, and was carelessly forwarded directly to RV. Rick
    1 point
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  37. 1 point
  38. There is no talking and giving it is called contracts.
    1 point
  39. Examine the evidence? You have yet to produce any, just theories and speculation. I question you about your comments on Kuehne and you respond that I should look at Fly's posts. Ernie Kuehne is not the only person on the BOR. RV is not Ernie's employee. RV reports to the President of the university. As GangGreen stated, you demand that we examine the evidence, yet you only speculate. Now you act like major issues are going to be uncovered by the new AD. Again, pure speculation on your part because you have yet to produce a fact or a shred of evidence. Who else has posted that Ern
    1 point
  40. A demand to examine evidence, followed by two sentences of pure speculation. Come on, I just took you off ignore when RV was let go. Go to the light 90...resist the dark side!
    1 point
  41. This is where we have to take advantage of our size and annual revenues. Mid we could somehow push our budget into the $40M+ range where we are on par with MWC and AAC schools we will really start putting distance between ourselves and the rest of the conference.
    1 point
  42. It does say something about the health of our conference mates. Please, no more Sun Belt schools graduating into cUSA.
    1 point
  43. Really? Zoos are just entertainment centers for kids? http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-lincoln-park-zoo-reintroduces-wildlife-lake-county-st-0415-20160414-story.html http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Oakland-Zoo-Helps-Preserve-Endangered-Puerto-Rican-Crested-Toad-332990021.html http://cincinnatizoo.org/conservation/saving-animals/ http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-do-zoos-help-endangered-animals/ http://blogs.plos.org/scied/2013/03/11/zoo-education/ http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/endangered_species/zoos/index.asp?arti
    1 point


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