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  1. My son turns 13 today. He's a huge Mean Green fan. Thanks to Hank Dickenson for the perfect birthday present. Now, let's go get that win tonight. GMG!
    28 points
  2. He's a die hard fan and we need more like him. Even if we didn't see eye to eye on RV.
    19 points
  3. I am suddenly very excited about my next birthday.
    5 points
  4. With the new regime on board I hope do more celebrate the athletic history of UNT. After the Joe Green statue, I think next person that should be honored in a bigger way is Coach Mitchell. If Joe is our "Willie Mayes" who came after our Jackie Robinsons :(King & Hayes) would it be wrong to call Odus Mithell our Branch Rickey? Even when I do a Google search on this coach it seems like his legacy is deliberately diminished. He led North Texas to the most conference titles as head coach also. The total is mentioned but the fact that is the most in the history of the school's football program isn't. And the fact is that there are probably no "Mean" Joe Greens on campus for Hayden Frye to coach to greatness without Odus Mitchell making the decision to integrate his team. Or at very the least his decision not to stand in the way of the person who made call paved the way. How instrumental was Odus Mitchell to the integration of UNT Football? I can only theorize because I wasn't there and my internet research has revealed little. Even the DRC article honoring 100 years of UNT football (circa 2013) doesn't even mention Mitchell while documenting the story of Abner and King. It does however mention the JV coach? http://www.dentonrc.com/sports/colleges/north-texas-headlines/20130728-football-eras-of-success.ece?ssimg=1121938 No offense to the JV coach but I bet his head wasn't going to be the biggest head to roll if integration was a failure for UNT Football.
    4 points
  5. FLAG IS FLYING HIGH! GO MEAN GREEN!
    4 points
  6. I think I heard Fly was the sole reason one or two of our non-revenue teams survived some really bad times. DOn't know him, but I have a feeling he's just participating in weekend football festivities.
    4 points
  7. 4 points
  8. I'm not drunk yet, but the Ryder Cup at a MG tailgate is something to celebrate. USA! USA! USA!
    4 points
  9. He's probably tailgating
    4 points
  10. Any chance we get Raveon for this game?
    4 points
  11. Joe Greene was NT's greatest player and has always been a major asset of the program. However, I think the big story and the one that should be honored above all else is the the early integration of NT. Leon King, Abner Haynes, team mates, Odus Mitchell and the administration that backed the move to allow Afro-Americans to play at North Texas, all deserve a lot more recognition. How many current high school players and others realize that NT integrated athletics in 1956, nine years before the much more lauded SMU recruitment of Jerry LeVias.
    4 points
  12. You know we should be capable of walking AND chewing gum
    4 points
  13. Our helmet game is weak. Time to ramp it up.
    4 points
  14. I show the LaTech game on 640 and no football games on 696. Guess it doesn't matter now that we have the Campus Insider video feed.
    3 points
  15. You have to admire Fly's loyalty...I do. Hopefully, he will redirect it. Here was his last message...
    3 points
  16. @Travis Scott Please keep an eye on Tull and make sure he doesn't get out of hand too early
    3 points
  17. this is why we have to have a trainer before the game to teach us the North! Texas! cheer. lol
    3 points
  18. That is awesome @Travis Scott The look on his face is pretty telling. NORTH!
    3 points
  19. I don't like white helmets. The throwback one was nice but the current helmet in white looks way oversized on the players' head.
    3 points
  20. Really hope we score first, think it will be key in keeping the crowd and team "engaged". Fall behind double digits early like a weekend ago and you're in deep trouble. Punch them in the mouth first, and I like our chances.
    3 points
  21. These guys have families, it's called being respectful and giving them time to find new positions. Some of them put in good work for us, even though the athletic department as a whole has been a failure under RV. Trust me, everyone from RV's staff knows their time is probably coming. Just to clarify though, we are complaining about spending too much money on athletics?
    3 points
  22. This appears to be Nitardy's position. And chill about where the money is coming from. If it wasn't there for Wren to use, then he wouldn't be making these hires. Thanks Smatresk!
    3 points
  23. Changing how the band performs I don't think is going to be that big of a driver to getting people to the games, much less into the stadium sooner. Having a winning football program will far outweigh how the band performs for pre-game and half-time.
    3 points
  24. That's it. I'm boycotting leeks. Take that Big Leek and Big Worm industries.
    3 points
  25. average price: Leeks - $2.46/lb ... Onion - $1.91/lb
    3 points
  26. I've done the math and solved the equation for how that could have been feasible. green brigade = 400 survey = 797
    3 points
  27. It was a funny bit during the Florida game. The Green SoW on the White helmet kinda looks like a leek. I think it's funneh....
    3 points
  28. Another season will come and go without this award being given out. My question is what can we do about it? Could we as alums and fans form a non-profit (North Texas Athletic Club?), and run with this thing? I think Tyler Maryak and Harry might be able to organize something like this. I'm sure their are some on this board with backgrounds that would be beneficial in organizing and bringing this thing to realty. I know I'd be willing to join the organization and could sculpt the award for free. Joe turned 70 last Saturday. I think it's time people got this thing going. Here is a list of individual awards. http://www.espn.com/college-football/awards Thoughts?
    2 points
  29. I haven't heard a lot from @flyonthewall ever since RV got canned......
    2 points
  30. Move forward and let it go. Stop by and try some ribs. They're really good. I'm not out there yet, but I damn guarantee he is.
    2 points
  31. Good to hear from you KRAM! National award given out to the best defensive lineman in the country. Like the Doak Walker for running backs and Davy O'Brien for quarterbacks.
    2 points
  32. Is it Ryder Cup weekend already? How's it looking so far?
    2 points
  33. NORTH!!! And congrats to you (O.P.), Caleb, and family! I'm guessing that's a younger version of Caleb in your avatar? Time sure does fly!
    2 points
  34. No, Munthe. I was North, you are Texas.
    2 points
  35. Call me crazy...but I like our current uniforms. Adding black to our scheme helped.
    2 points
  36. Cant complain too much about hiring a new guy for external fundraising. Will be real interesting to see what changes he make in our fundraising arm.
    2 points
  37. We have some humble people in our athletic video department. The streaming of the past softball tournament hosted at North Texas had our video department working overtime to stream all of the games. The conference office was so pleased that they asked them if they could do it again. The department has established partnership with ESPN3. There are minimum standards a streaming video production has to meet to get games broadcast on ESPN3. The athletic department has now partnered with the RTVF department to get students experience and produce a high enough quality broadcast for the ESPN3 stream. All of this while turning out road recaps in hours that have only been getting better every week, and weekly hype videos and producing/running in-stadium, in-game production. If you ask me, there is a lot of activity that is showing a lot of commitment and initiative by members of the athletic department. Especially when you consider how large (small) that team is these days...
    2 points
  38. This is a tough one. MT has played well early, but we have the home field advantage, and usually play them well at home. MT are still breaking in a couple of young WRs. I think our defense could give those guys fits. I think Wilson and Ivery can run on Middle's defense. That said, we give up more sacks then any other team in C-USA. That has to stop for us to have a chance to win this game. It should be a beautiful night for football. I think the noise our crowd makes will be a factor too. Let's get a week better. North Texas 41 MTSU 33
    2 points
  39. I know this would generally go in the ticket exchange, but I'm not trying to sell. All signs point to me going to the game by my lonesome tomorrow, so I've got an extra club ticket if anybody needs it and would otherwise be stuck buying a guest pass. Yours for the exorbitant price of exactly zero genuine US Freedom Bucks™ (Ginsu knives not included). PM me if you want it. First message in the inbox wins. Annnd spoken for.
    2 points
  40. A few things: 1.) I hope now that this report is out that you all can see why I always said before that this place only cared about costs. It may still be that way, but they are sure showing a different tone right now toward athletics. RV was the BOR's and UNT 17's boy. That relationship was obvious to anyone who looked at it. The BOR told RV stay in budget and don't complain, so that's what he did. RV told the UNT 17 they'd get preferred treatment for donations. Basically, BOR cared about costs only, RV cared about job security only, and the UNT 17 cared about access only. None of this involved winning, above lip service. 2.) UNT90 should be lauded for his ongoing battle and rant against RV and the UNT17. He was proven right, especially with that banner, which got plenty of attention in this report to represent how unhappy the few fans that were still around and tried to care had become with the constant losing, lack of care, and lack or communication from the AD's office. And his point about Hank being an absolute disaster as the next AD is dead-on. If Hank wants to keep broadcasting and still be the face of UNT athletics behind the scenes with the Denton Chamber of commerce and other civic groups, that's fine--but he needs to have NO responsibility in running anything in the athletic department. The same goes for 99% of the AD employees that served under RV. They learned laziness and incompetence and never even tried to do anything different. 3.) I feel like the recruiting part of this isn't bad at all. Kids want to play and earn a degree. Parents want to know the coaches will take care of their kids. High school coaches want to know if you are going to win. All of those are still available, no matter what this report has publically brought out what a lot of us already knew. 4.) Costs are going to have to be increased on the MGC, season tickets, and individual games for football and basketball. Until we get more butts in seats, the revenue has to get raised on the people who will pay for it. If you are paying for any of this now, you have shown that you will pay for it pretty much anyhow. Meanwhile, the new AD staff will have to identify ways to attract people to be interested in our teams that have never really shown to be very interested--and they have to do it without have anything to really hang their hats on from a winning standpoint. That's gonna be tough, no doubt, but if we are to move forward, its a must. And its entirely possible that our culture that caused this mess may not be changed--its going on 50 years of not giving 2 $hits about sports and having the leaders of the university, faculty, and within Denton that have openly opposed athletics in every way possible. Its what Wren and company have to defeat or else this thing has no chance to stay at the highest level of play in college athletics when the final realignment occurs and the Power Leagues and their affiliates pull away from the lower level G5s and FCS for good.
    2 points
  41. None of that pesky "give back to the community and do a dangerous, thankless job for incredibly low pay" either, eh?
    2 points
  42. I would never wish a job in UTSA's Athletic Department on anyone.
    2 points
  43. Wow pinch me. We're actually building a team of aggressive go-getters and being transparent, and making a plan. Fires me up!
    2 points
  44. The DMN and DRC are both owned by Belo. I write for both.
    2 points
  45. Pretty sure the decal on the white helmets is the exact same as the decal on the black helmets. Not a fan of this unofficial nickname for the white helmets that a small few are trying to grow.
    2 points


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