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  1. I remember when Mac used to cry about how hard it was to recruit to North Texas. Turns out Mac, you just need to be good at your job. For me this recruiting class shows that Littrell is the complete package. I sure hope he stays for a long long time.
    25 points
  2. This is exactly it. Every time an outsider (or insider for that matter) would say "It can't be done at North Texas," I would think "It can't be done when everything isn't pulling in the same direction." There was never one magic solution. Apogee wasn't going to get us there with a sub-standard Athletic Director. Bringing in a P5 wasn't going to matter if you have a football coach who wouldn't recruit or is over his head. We were always lacking in multiple areas. Even so, that doesn't mean we've arrived. It takes a few years of all cylinders going (a little good luck doesn't hurt either) to build a great foundation. However, in my twenty five years of fandom we've never had it like this. Not even close.
    10 points
  3. We don't do that kind of thing anymore :)
    7 points
  4. I agree! I demand a refund!
    5 points
  5. DRC: https://www.dentonrc.com/sports/players-unt-needs-to-come-through-countdown---/article_3907796f-ea70-5fa0-9b49-f0995524a35a.html
    5 points
  6. I haven't seen this level of professional conduct toward running the athletic department since Hayden Fry was the coach and athletic director.....and Jitter Nolan was President of the University. The exception to that statement would be Corkey Nelson and his very able colleague drex. They ran things very professionally......for all the gratitude (and financial support) they got (NOT) from the administration.
    4 points
  7. Helmet stickers...yes or no?
    4 points
  8. The fact there hasn't been a barbershop podcast @Harry to talk to @TheReal_jayD about all of this is surprising at this point. SAD!
    4 points
  9. And we are live from Pearland Shadow Creek HS where we have just witnessed a shutout! Biagi 2 Wilson 0
    4 points
  10. In the past seasons about this time or a little earlier we were discussing what uniforms to wear to our games. Nice to have other things to talk about then our uniforms. Cant wait for the season to begin. When does fail practice begin this year?
    3 points
  11. Certainly agree, but want to add that the BOR must be the unseen force behind this push. They are selecting or approving the right people and must be behind the increased investment in athletics.
    3 points
  12. He is smart to legally avoid all taxes possible, while evading none. His return is too complicated for using TurboTax at home, so he is smart to hire expert advice and leave it to them. No American taxpayer is honor-bound to pay one cent more than he legally owes.
    3 points
  13. No excuse for this for the AD. It was clear all along what C-USA TV revenue would be for this year, that didn't only come up at the fiscal end. It is also clear that it will be 200k more next season. If he thought that hiring a new SID was too expensive, there is no reason he would have needed to engage in the process in the first place. He endangered a family's economic well being with his incompetence.
    3 points
  14. It definitely feels like the engine is running on all cylinders for once. Rick
    3 points
  15. This could be solved if Congress would do their job and come up with 'acceptable, compassionate legislation'. But they do not want to do this because it would inflame their voter base, and they would rather the Executive branch have to "DO SOMETHING" so he can take the brunt of the outrage and twist in the wind. Our Congress as it stands--and has stood for years--is utterly worthless.
    3 points
  16. I think President Smatresk is the real reason for the success. When he arrived at UNT he wanted to raise the level of athletics. He gave RV a chance and when he didn't perform, he replaced him. Although Littrell was hired under RV I am convinced that it was more Smatresk's choice than RV. Before him, I do not believe any of the Presidents cared anything about athletics. I think they probably viewed it as something you need to have just to keep students here who would choose to go somewhere else if you didn't have sports. The faculty and student body never bought in because the past Presidents didn't make it a priority. Smatresk made it a priority and it is starting to show in the faculty and student body. He excused students from class the Friday before the UTSA game just to convince them to go. They had to take a picture of themselves inside the stadium with the scoreboard in the background or both teams on the field in the background and submit it to their instructors for the excuse to be legitimate. That may seem trivial, but it is small things like that, that will get the apathetic students to buy in.
    3 points
  17. Yeah, I can't blame "the ever-widening gulf between the haves and have-nots" for the terrible handing of this particular no-hire. UAB dropped the ball.
    3 points
  18. 3 points
  19. This is so fun! This is what the off-season is when you recruit! So are we done with commits till the season??
    3 points
  20. I think at our level judging talent and development in the weight room and conditioning is the key. I would like to see all DL and OL red shirted!
    3 points
  21. That's correct especially as they differ. Illegal entry is a federal misdemeanor, punishable by a $50 fine and as much as 6 months in jail.. Illegal re-entry is a federal felony punishable by as much as 2 years in jail and a $250 fine. And if any additional criminal history exists then the felony punishment increases.. And no one is getting their kids taken from them for illegal entry unless officials find that the adults are falsely claiming to be the child's parent, or is a threat to the child, or is placed into criminal proceedings for such things as mentioned above. Apparently the fact that immigrants, even those with a criminal past are stooping to the low point of using other people's kids to enter/re-enter is beyond the left's comprehension as it over reacts with emotion and irrational parallels like "taking my sons from my arms because I step off a curb in Highland Park?".. Rick
    3 points
  22. I am not scared of a person. Where in the world did you get that? This law has been in place and the process has been the same since Clinton was in office, but since Trump is such a polarizing figure that the media likes to attack at every turn, this is now news. Jaywalking and entering the country illegally are apples and oranges. I know you know that, but it doesn't align with your narrative. Why should we, the United States, just ignore our immigrant laws because they aren't convenient? Do you think we should just have open borders? Why is this an issue now but wasn't an issue under the previous administration? Why does this seem to only be an issue on our southern border? Look, I don't like the fact that young children are being separated from their parents or the adults they are arriving with in our country, but these adults/parents know the rules and chose to break them. Why are we punishing the people upholding our laws and being lenient to those that choose to break our laws?
    3 points
  23. DRC: Alcindor, a native of the U.S. Virgin Islands, spent last season in a Missouri Prep school https://www.dentonrc.com/sports/unt-lands-prep-school-forward/article_0623724a-80ba-5747-b6eb-62cd3745123b.html
    2 points
  24. DRC: Senior is expected to hold down the middle of UNT's defense at nose tackle, and allow Roderick Young to finally move to defensive end https://www.dentonrc.com/sports/players-unt-needs-to-come-through-countdown---/article_95d1f6f3-353e-5feb-aca4-59bab50d4c35.html
    2 points
  25. DRC: Jackson, high school teammate Jevin Murray are headed to UNT together to fulfill their plan to play at the same college https://www.dentonrc.com/sports/unt-picks-up-commitment-from-slot-receiver-jackson/article_3da193b6-8caf-520b-be55-03469f053212.html
    2 points
  26. i find it funny the left is going to protest Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, no matter it who it is. I love they are so opened minded. I really think the USA should break into to countries. The divide in politics has become so big I think we may see the next civil war soon. The states could vote to be socialist state or a republic. Kinda like new coke vs old coke. Then California and New York can have their own laws on immigration and other laws they seem to ignore. Then we could all be happy again. The illegals would have a safe place to go and live in the friendly socialist states. But I now see Canada wants us toe force our borders better so people stop showing up in Canada so maybe socialist states might change their tune. I watch Drug Wars on focus TV sometimes and it is interesting that some of the kids they pick up don't belong to any of the adults in the group. First the conversation they are the children of the group, then it is a relatives child they taking to the USA and then it is a friend's children. They are using the children as pawn to enter the country. I saw a documentary on the same channel and it was about an illegal alien family and they had it all thought out, anchor babies, bringing it relatives, they knew the immigrations law very well. The are not dumb and know who to use the system. Once the anchor baby arrives the government benefits start. One other concern I have for the people of North Texas is effect of the rapid growth on our natural resources. I kayak the area lakes and I can tell you lakes are getting low, so much so that some boat ramps are closing down. We go into a drought and with the increased demand on our water supplies and we will all be in trouble. The illegals do cost the tax payers a bundle of money but can also put more strain on our natural resources. We run out of water , we are out of water and spiral downward will follow..
    2 points
  27. Someone else just asked this same question:
    2 points
  28. It’s the DMN. It will probably stay opened until SMU passes UNT. So it may never close.
    2 points
  29. This is what happens when your school is under the umbrella of one Board of Regents. We are fortunate we have our own Board and I believe the Med school in Bnhm is under UAB, but still controlled by Bama Board.
    2 points
  30. Has 'bama infiltrated the UAB offices and plotted to ruin them from the inside out?
    2 points
  31. This should be front page of the Birmingham Hillbilly Paper... What crap. Every athlete in that school should be up in protest how he was treated! AD should be fired!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    2 points
  32. I think we can. It may happen late, but I believe we can land one.
    2 points
  33. Maybe they'll hire him back? They cut football like a bunch of morons then brought it back. That athletic department is run really bad.
    2 points
  34. Bet you can't find what these guys were all "rated" before our offer... sure it's cool but I'm more concerned with the fact we're beating out multiple 6+ FBS schools for recruits. This staff can identify and evaluate talent prior to that talent blowing up. But some people will always find some reason to itch and gritch
    2 points
  35. This is the type of situation that bothers me about the ranking system. Roland is not rated, for whatever reason, prior to his committment to us and then they throw a number out there. Based on what? His evaluation by our coaches, offer and committment? They, 247, weren't sitting on an evauluation based on their assessment or anyone else's, saw we are signing a class full of 3 stars, figured Littrell knows what he is doing now and gave him a low 3 star rating. This young man is the third ranked DL in OK. That ranking was given by OK Preps, people that follow these kids on a consitent basis. On their evaluation, he ranks just below Cole Mashburn, a .8778 rated 3 star, so dropping to .7998 would assume the remaining on the list are high 2 stars. I find that hard to believe and to be a result of not getting seen for one reason or another.
    2 points
  36. If we get one more 3 Star we will both be at 15 and we'll have one more 3 Star. Who's counting though...
    2 points
  37. And with that, UNT moves into 4th among G5 teams, way ahead of all other C-USA teams. Really the only slightly sad part about that is that SMU is in first.
    2 points
  38. Nope, probably looking at us taking 18-20 kids, keeping 5 open for craziness late in the game (Jan/Feb). I’m hoping we can get 90% of these commits to sign in December keep P5s from poaching us late as they panic and offer bc guys they waited on went elsewhere
    2 points
  39. Starting with #1 . . . doesn't that actually make this a countup? The points on Wilson are spot-on, though.
    2 points
  40. Just got back from vacation, and found a CBI Champions poster signed by Coach McCasland in my mailbox. I guess it was one of the prizes for filling out the basketball fan survey. Pretty cool. Better than coming home to piles of bills, that for sure!
    2 points
  41. Despite the fact that no one had a problem with children being separated under the Obama administration...here is an interesting read and information on the subject.. https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/illegal-immigration-enforcement-separating-kids-at-border/#slide-1 Rick
    2 points
  42. How many times have you seen snopes give a negative report to anything the liberal media purports as truth?
    2 points


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