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  1. 12 points
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  3. 5 points
    They should have left the old turf that was 30 degrees hotter on the visitor sideline.
  4. 4 points
    So anywho, the point of the post wasn't for us to shit on current numbers. Way I read this whole thing is that we've long known the numbers have been shitty. Now the athletic department is putting it out there for all to see, which says to me complacency isn't the rule of the day -- they've got a public scoreboard to increase. That's how I read it. Call me Pollyanna, I guess, but as a former sales dude, public comparisons like that would motivate the hell out of me.
  5. 4 points
    Green Crazy said it best. Embarrassing. If your name is not on the list, please join those who have committed to make Mean Green Athletics the best it can be. There is plenty each of us can do. Please don’t look for a reason not to help. Even if it’s $25. per year.
  6. 4 points
    Carlos is awesome. Wears red pants for one week in May every year. Advocate for a lot of meaningful causes. He worked with the wife for 5 years, he comes to all football and most of basketball games. He is for sure going to be a cheerleader for athletics, and truly bleeds green through and through. Trading him for Silva.....this is a good day.
  7. 4 points
    Is her restraining order against FFR still valid? Question, no info.
  8. 3 points
    DRC: https://www.dentonrc.com/sports/draper-thrilled-to-join-ranks-of-scholarship-players-in-unt/article_5e75572c-7c5c-58bf-a23f-7f6e5df5ceb0.html
  9. 3 points
    Y'all need to start loving the look of concrete. It's an amazing building material, and one we do well in Texas and have a long history of doing so. Emil Remond, one of the early members of the La Reunion Utopian Socialist colony west of the (then) town of Dallas, starting promoting the concrete industry after buying up many of the other colony members land in the 1880's. Link: https://dallasgateway.com/cement-city-follows-emile-remonds-discovery/
  10. 3 points
  11. 2 points
    The guy is a team mate of our Westbrook commit Ward. I love his 247 page. If you have not seen it, check it out. https://247sports.com/player/deonte-simpson-46053447 I like the talent we are collecting. This 3 star guy can catch and has a burst.
  12. 2 points
    I was looking at the donor list, and found this page that shows how many donors we have, how much we take in, and how we stack up against the conference and TCU/SMU. Link
  13. 2 points
    So, I was reading the article about Mason Fine and could he throw for 5000 yards when I noticed this article about Throwback Thursday and it featured Houston at North Texas in 1975. I was about 6 when this game was played and my only care in the world back then was playing outside and getting dirty. It was interesting to watch that film. I can't remember the last time I ever saw a receiver get in a 3 point stance. North Texas ran the I formation, the veer, the wing-T and other formations. Haven't seen those in years. What was most hysterical was seeing that Houston Cougar mascot. I bet they are glad that is gone. Haha. Can someone who was old enough to remember Mean Green football that year tell me what they have on the sides of their helmets? I cannot tell because there are really no closeups. https://swcroundup.com/news/2018/5/31/throwback-thursday-1975-houston-at-north-texas
  14. 2 points
    We drop Army and get the flexibility to add Houston. That makes the coaches happy and should make you happy. Having to do that at basically the last minute meant our options were very small.
  15. 2 points
    Things will get better as long as we keep winning. The future OOC schedules are better than they have been since the early 00's, which helps brings in other fans who might not be otherwise interested in coming to Denton for a game, but will entertain coming here for SMU, Army, Houston, Wyoming, Cal, Memphis, Texas Tech, etc. This is why the OOC games with FCS spares (basically anyone but SFA or SHSU) are just horrendous, though--until you get more fans to show up to games and create demand, these games give you nothing. I remember the Nicholls State game in 2014 at Apogee. We beat a team that didn't look like they could play Denton HS close, 77-3. People on here were just super excited about a mobile QB named Dajon Williams. Game didn't draw anywhere close to what was announced in attendance that day, probably about 13K in butts in seats, and although we got a win, that game didn't help us in any way other than getting to 4 wins instead of 3. Dajon Williams couldn't play against FBS competition, just like the other QBs on the roster couldn't. The point is that a huge "win" on the scoreboard didn't produce anything of real value to us. And, of course, the next season, at Homecoming, against FCS Portland State, we got murdered in the worst loss in modern college football history, 66-7, when even the few fans who come back for a game because of the homecoming stuff just shook their heads and left Apogee, thinking this was no different than playing at Fouts and getting killed by some SLC or SBC team back in the decades previous. Wren Baker is a breath of fresh air--he wants to succeed, he wants to be open about the situation. He's basically shown to be the opposite of his predecessor. Whether he can fix the .28% athletic donor from the alumni base figure to even just double within the next few years remains to be seen. Its very, very possible that it just can't be done here because of the culture and location of the school. But I believe he will give it his all and will do anything he can to make this place care about sports as much as it wants to care. The previous AD didn't, and he got a pass from the BOR and administration for about 10 years too long, because he cozied up to the right people to make sure he stayed within budget. Thank God those days appear to be in the past--in almost every way imaginable, too..
  16. 2 points
    I remember a lot of similar comments when Mccarney was here. I'm not going to give any staff a pat on the back for being early on a guy who ends up with multiple P5 offers. If we see a guy who ends up going P5, I sure hope we are good enough at evaluating to recognize that kid is worthy of an offer from a CUSA school. That being said, it does seem like this staff is good enough at evaluating players who are more borderline. They're also starting to actually land some solid prospects, which is the most encouraging.
  17. 2 points
    Not on the field, but on the court:
  18. 2 points
    Yes, this is concerning/depressing/embarrassing. However, this comes back to the timeless question of how do we make our alumni actually care about their university? I think it's a much larger problem than just athletics. Most folks don't own UNT. We have to do what we can to make students that are currently at UNT love the university and our athletic program. I'm okay writing off everyone that came before "new denton" for the most the most part. Outside of our current loyal fanbase, there really isn't much hope. Probably an unpopular opinion...but hey. If we want to revitalize our alumni that were here before the Wren era, I think that starts with sending mass mail to families and offering them free tickets if they call the box office for a game(a low profile game). Reach the families that have never been to a game. Give the people that otherwise wouldn't pay a dime to watch UNT football a reason to show up. Show people how great something is, and the level of change that has gone on. Maybe, just maybe people will change their old ways. Food for thought, granted we've all heard similar theories before, but its the offseason 😄
  19. 2 points
  20. 2 points
    They are having custom made endzones done that will be installed in early august!
  21. 2 points
    Without digging back through the video, was pass interference a spot of the foul penalty back then? They called interference on Houston in the end zone and put the ball on the one. It looked like the line of scrimmage was farther back than the 15. Overall, what a completely different game. That no step place kicker frightened me.
  22. 2 points
    She was a grad assistant for Boise the past two years working directly with recruiting. For the most successful G5 program the last 15 years. Ill take it.
  23. 1 point
    Was watching Texas vs A&M yesterday wishing we had a team. Also where can I get a baseball hat from our club baseball team? Thanks
  24. 1 point
    The Super Pit looks great! https://youtu.be/v-dfygYIfLs
  25. 1 point
    http://www.hudl.com/profile/5297195/Jake-Jones I noticed Jake on the new roster. He evidently is a walk-on from Willis, TX. 6'4" 250 lbs. DT/DE. His video reminds me a little of Andy Flusche coming out of HS. Pretty raw, but has a good motor. Will be interesting to see how he develops.
  26. 1 point
    Guyton could be a game changer. He will get a lot of double teams. Will be interesting to see what schemes the coaches come up with to get the ball in his hand and take avenge of the other players who are receiving weaker coverage
  27. 1 point
    Ben's making a valid point: It doesn't matter that you can identify talent if you're not bringing that talent it in. Early on this cycle, though, we seem to be doing better. Still early in the process to say "Hey we're doing awesome!" or to say "See we still suck at this!", but so far so good.
  28. 1 point
    Haven't seen that site in a while... ...and I was hoping to get some work done today
  29. 1 point
  30. 1 point
    Ha! You sound like one of those feed the impoverished children/SPCA ads. For just 7 cents a day (yes, that's the actual amout) you too can help an underfunded athletic department. With your donation we'll send you a picture of your adopted student athlete. If you dont help, who will? 🤣 I laugh to hide the pain.
  31. 1 point
    As much as we all love Littrell. His inability to raise recruiting significantly is worrisome.
  32. 1 point
    I know many if not most on here would scoff at the idea but if we wanted to add a new sport that would be nationally relevant overnight the answer is men's soccer.
  33. 1 point
    Congrats DJ! Dammn it. I still want McCasland's shirt! Well, not his shirt, but one like it.
  34. 1 point
    Glass windows replacing glass block in the weight room. Wood doors replaced with glass next month. Gives a view of the deck and stadium! GMG
  35. 1 point
    The arena looks awesome. Few nice shots of the Jumbotron with "North Texas" very prominent.
  36. 1 point
    The cost of stained concrete can vary greatly. For a basic application of a single stain color with sealer and minimal surface prep, most contractors charge between $2 and $4 per square foot. So it would have been very expensive.
  37. 1 point
    While they are at it, I wish they would paint the silver metal frame of the steps from the concourse to the upper deck. A nice, you know, green would be good.
  38. 1 point
  39. 1 point
    Wow. I've never seen anything like this before. I've always wondered about a shooter that could get the inbound, turn, and hit it from 7/8 court. Do these guys have any eligibility left ?
  40. 1 point
    I actually hate the sport of baseball so I have not been clamoring for it to arrive at UNT. However, I do see the need. You do not have to like something to know that it is needed. It is a great way to elevate the athletics department. I am all for it if they get it. If not, I won't think about it because I am not a fan of the sport. I expect down votes here because I know we have some baseball fans out there.
  41. 1 point
    Looking at sports-reference, there have been 15 passers with 5,000 yards in a season (with repeat QBs like Harrell). 14 winning teams. 1 losing team (5-7 Mahomes' Tech). Passing a lot on a team built to pass a lot works, y'all.
  42. 1 point
    If before the Littrell era you would have told me that we would look forward to a Thursday night game vs FAU I would have puked in my mouth a little bit.
  43. 1 point
  44. 1 point
    DRC: https://www.dentonrc.com/sports/unt-men-s-hoops-team-heading-to-italy-this-summer/article_2d255429-feab-5788-96b6-433b790a6b5f.html
  45. 1 point
    I'll take 4,000+ and a Heisman trophy. No, I won't put down my pipe.
  46. 1 point
    It was better in person. And even better than that after I turned around from where I had been standing on the sidelines and met eye to eye with the smart ass Georgia fan sitting on the front row who had been heckling me and our players since the start of the game...and with a surprised look on his face gives me an accepting grin, a thumbs up and yells out..."Y'all gotta a good team, dude!". He was cool from that point on as were everyone else during the walk back to the car. Rick
  47. 1 point
    He also may have been starting because there was no better option. Sub-par is still better than a human turnstile(Which Murray was quite a bit at times) Clearly the staff thinks there's a better option. Especially 3 years into recruiting their guys for their system.
  48. 1 point
    Personally, I think it is a crazy idea. Sorry @greenjoe. But, I do remember always trying to track down and date a gymnast from TWU. Something about a crazy flexible girl was appealing.
  49. 1 point
    When I realized how consistently dirty they play, especially Captain Cheapshot out there in the secondary, I was more than happy to let them off the schedule. I was kinda disappointed in their fans at Apogee as well. Maybe I'm just being idyllic, but I expected better.
  50. 1 point
    Sorry, but this is incorrect. The Texas Instruments facility was built in the late 70's/early 80's, if memory serves me right, on land that was previously undeveloped. I also believe TI never even moved into the facility. The missile site was operational in the 60's, or roughly a little over a decade prior to the TI facility ever being built.

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