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  1. 4 points
  2. 4 points
    I just dont see Litrell going back to Texas Tech. He is a big suporter of Leach and a Leach disciple. The way Tech ran Leach out on a rail was wrong and disrepectful, and i dont believe Litrell would go there out of respect for Leach.
  3. 4 points
    That would be ideal. If we can bring both basketball programs up because Soccer is already there, then maybe the Big 12 makes us an offer and cans that mess down in Waco.
  4. 3 points
  5. 3 points
    Wouldn't it just be awesome if UNT went to Arkansas, and gave him a shot with a few seconds left and he kicks the game winner? If that happens, then I want somebody to make and post a video of the reaction of the person who posted this video
  6. 3 points
    That's an awesome self portrait!
  7. 3 points
    My two cents.....he'll wait for one of the two Oklahoma jobs to open up. Why drag your family to west Texas. Hopefully, he has his ego in check.
  8. 3 points
    Hopefully Littrell can take UNT to the highest level and accomplish both. Just keep winning. Be the Gary Patterson of UNT.
  9. 3 points
    IMHO, Seth Littrell will not be leaving North Texas for some other gig, especially a dump like Tx Tech. Here are my thoughts. Some people are forgetting Home Boy is the HFC at Tech. Home Boy shows any improvement he will stay another year or longer. All the sports talking heads are trying to come up with news stories daily stating Seth Littrell will not staying at North Texas which is their big news. I have seen the same story probably 50,000 times, this year alone! Towards the end of the season, the same crap story will feed the sports talking heads with more fodder for their sports reporting. Seth Littrell has what all coaches want - an administration that supports all athletic programs, the University President that supports the coaches and their work, and a AD that is developing all North Texas athletics! Salary is not always the number on factor. Look at Frank Solich at Ohio- he is still working at Ohio and has a great team every year. Solich has turned down better offers. Solich likes where he is at! I believe Seth Littrell likes where he is at, and likes what he is doing for North Texas. Seth Littrell will be at North Texas for a long time to come! So stop with the speculation that Littrell will leave North Texas. Littrell knows what he is doing and he can see that North Texas is a very good gig to have!
  10. 3 points
  11. 3 points
    That, and previous stories like it, is a VERY tough read! Every time I see an article like that, I want to ignore it...but I can't. A song starts to play in my head and I am reminded of the words of the immortal Etta James..."I would rather go blind, boy, than to watch you walk away from me." 😞
  12. 2 points
    This is a relief. I am glad that he is not a Red.
  13. 2 points
    I didn't say anything about anyone's opinion or point of view. I didn't say anything about UTA's attendance. As far as your comment, "The argument is not about gate revenue"... Personally, I agree that we're probably not ready for baseball. But the argument going on here about ticket revenue is not that relevant to UNT sports.
  14. 2 points
    Just when I was beginning to have some confidence in the recruiting ratings, I began to scrutinize the figures assigned to our offensive line. Either we recruited some very mediocre linemen or the rating gurus don't give o-linemen any respect. Our only 3-star lineman is the former starting center Creighton Barr. He checked in at .8080. There was only one .79; former starting tackle Jordan Murray at .7905. Three were given marks in the .78s: newcomer Daizion Carroll leads with .7892. Backup backup center Dakoda Newman comes in next at .7824 and Cole Brown follows at .7803. The largest group given ratings were the .77s. Jacob Brammer was rated at .7790; Chandler Anthony .7750; Brian Parish .7709; followed by projected starters Thomas Preston III and Sosaia Mose at .7700. Two in the .76s were Jordan Redfearn and projected starter Manase Mose. Redfearn was rated .7691 and Mose .7642. In the last rated group were Jevin Pahunui at .7483 and arguably our best lineman...Elex Woodworth received a rating of .7481. The three remaining all transferred from a four year institution and thus did not receive a rating. One was the remaining starter Riley Mayfield and squadmen Ted Fausak and Chad Hickson. Edit: I inadvertantly left off Brendon Weatherspoon from the list. I found that he was given a rating of .7750...the same as Chandler Anthony and about the middle of the pack. That, in fact, is better than the average of the starters (.7631).
  15. 2 points
    They are going to be tough. I just wonder if Kiffin is on the up and up when it comes to recruiting. He sure grabbed a lot of P5 retreads that had problems resulting in them leaving their respective programs.
  16. 2 points
    While we all hope Seth will stay for a long time the reality of the "business" is that coaches move on in many cases. If he does I would hate it, but be thankful to him for answering the question "Why not NT"? I am confident that Wren will have his "list" ready and if it's in the cards have one of the current assistants ready to step in.
  17. 2 points
    Pronunciation help from one of the coaches: “Teek - oh - neenk - oh” said fast. “Tiki” for short nickname."
  18. 2 points
    I'm with you. He was the best I've seen in a long time...maybe ever. I never worried when the game was on the line and the offense got him a reasonable shot. Very cool and focused under pressure.
  19. 2 points
    Texas Tech is a good job that pays well, with fan and university support. If offered Littrell should take it.
  20. 2 points
    I certainly hope that you are right. My only concern with the Solich analogy is that Solich did coach at Nebraska when they were in the Big 12 right after Tom Osborne retired so he has tried his hand in the P5. Littrell has yet to be a HFC at the P5 level, I just often think that maybe in the back of his mind, he wants to prove he can win at the highest level of college football. You are right when you say it is not all about money, but most of these guys have big egos and that is what drives them to prove that they can win at the highest level. Otherwise, college coaches would not jump ship to the NFL when they are making just as much or more money at the collegiate level. They go to the NFL to prove they can win at the elite level. If they fail, they run back to college. Nick Saban, Chip Kelly, Steve Spurrier, and Bobby Petrino come to mind.
  21. 2 points
    Thanks for sharing. That was fun to watch. I sent it to my Iowa relatives who will enjoy watching it as well. PS we should never stop hating smut
  22. 2 points
    Looks like he’s been shooting the ball well from deep. Pretty efficient play, and a great experience for him. This dude is a tailor made stretch 4, and might be the biggest wildcard on the team
  23. 2 points
    If coach Littrell has the season we expect him to have the Red Raiders will have to get in line as everyone is going to be knocking on his door.
  24. 1 point
    You can tell by the height. I can’t see the whole picture. Is that a bottle opener he’s holding?
  25. 1 point
    My hope is our guys are fired up enough after getting their asses handed to them twice to take them down. Hell I'd even take a close loss lol I just don't want some 55-10 nonsense happening in Apogee.
  26. 1 point
    Well, he is back home. Dad is a great soccer coach. I know that has nothing to do with it that his dad is a great soccer coach, but maybe dad can work on some kicking with him. A lot of soccer players are great kickers. However, I think him being close to friends and family can give him the confidence he needs. When he failed on kicks at Arkansas, there was no family around. Sure he had other players. Sure he could have called home. However, nothing beats face to face and having family around face to face to pick you up when things don't go so well. It goes a long way to build you up.
  27. 1 point
    They may not be rated highly, but I trust this staff will get it right and get what we need regardless of how many stars they have. Murray was recruited by Mac and he has more stars than Woodworth, but he is not hardly as good as Elex is. Long story short, trust the SL process. We are seeing results on the field and in a short time. As long as they continue to win, I wouldn't give a damn if they were rated zero stars.
  28. 1 point
    I"d love to counter point this article but FAU is going to a tough squad. But a key injury or quarterback struggles could change things.
  29. 1 point
  30. 1 point
    I think that getting ratings right is probably harder for the O-line than pretty much any other position. Given that O-linemen don't collect any stats and one does not always know what their exact assignment on a given play is, given that opposition quality usually differs more on the lines than any other position between different high school classifications, I feel size and high school of origin is never more overvalued in the rankings than there. And yet it is obvious do you do need size at that position. That said, there really is not much to argue that UNT recruited all that great at OL the past seasons. p.s.might it be that overall, there are less highly rated OLs than there should be given how every team is starting 5 each game?
  31. 1 point
    It seems to me that the other positions have a decent amount of 3* or near 3* athletes. For those that don't (or didn't) we have been able to recruit better talent or the ratings didn't match the talent. In other words we've been able to find those athletes that were underrated. For example, look at quarterback. Mason Fine was a less than average recruit (.7743) who was sadly underrated and has blossomed beyond all expectations. That's been true for nearly all positions. Jeff Wilson didn't turn any heads but he was very successful. Kelvin Smith at tight end didn't get much attention but I believe that he has done a more than acceptable job. The same has been true for virtually every position except the offensive line. For some reason, we weren't able to get any 3* recruits on the o-line and none of the other recruits have blossomed to acceptability although I'm hoping that Manase Mose breaks the trend. Was it the coaching, the coaching evaluation, or the recruiting? Whatever it was it doesn't appear to be working.
  32. 1 point
    Little different stage, confidence is everything to a kicker. He was one of the top kickers in the nation coming out of high school. This is the Cole Hedlund who will return to Apogee Sept 1st, book it.
  33. 1 point
    Weird, he has not posted the offer on twitter.
  34. 1 point
    That's just 247. The further out from metroplex the less their analyst see these kids which means they talk to them less to "gauge" how they are leaning. I don't put much if any stock in their interest etc via 247. Granted when they do start adding who the player is warm on etc or predicting they're pretty good there.
  35. 1 point
    I still have no idea how Trevor wasn't first team all CUSA last season.
  36. 1 point
    In Tech's case, as hinted in the article, they will want him and Filani as well. And they are probably not the only school that would want the whole package, thereby gutting us and bombing us back to the Stone Age.
  37. 1 point
    I think that is the way to go. However, if the right job(s) opens up, I think you might have to root for more than one other school. I don't think T-Tech is the right job. Agree. Its that or an SEC or super high profile ACC job (Miami, FSU, Clemson, with the only likely one to possibly open and him taking it being North Carolina, but don't think he'd take that either). Beyond that I think he will stay another year or two to build his resume while enjoying being close to home and taking advantage of the improved recruiting. UNT DID do what is UNTs power to make this a nice place for him. If he leaves, there oughta be no regrets. Overall, reading the article I also think that Tech fans slightly overestimate their schools place in the college football universe. For example, Sonny Dikes is on there just behind Littrell. I doubt they could poach SMUs coach after just one season.
  38. 1 point
  39. 1 point
    What has our O-line ever done or shown to make anyone think they should’ve been 3*?
  40. 1 point
    Give me an average O line! Please
  41. 1 point
    Well considering how many times Fine gets hit this a seems right so far.
  42. 1 point
  43. 1 point
    Not sure I liked all the parts of his game there, but the part I sure did like was his shooting and general behavior in the clutch situations at the end.
  44. 1 point
    Then I suppose basketball has different rules? Every NCAA presentation I've seen says they can't do that.
  45. 1 point
  46. 1 point
    This is a dumb argument. You do know that no sports at UNT break even via ticket sales, right?
  47. 1 point
    UTA averaged 108 fans per home game for 26 games for total of 2,800 for the season. At $5.00 a head that's $14,000.00 for the season.I have no reason to think UNT would do better.
  48. 0 points
    The argument is not about gate revenue, but about interest and attendance. If UTA averages only 100 fans per game, what makes you think we would do better? Also, just because a someone offers an opinion different from yours does not make it dumb, but rather you for not at least accepting that there are points of view other that your own.
  49. -1 points
    It feels like many on the board here are rooting for failure from this move and based on the reputation college hoops has right now - one where it's thought corruption and under the table dealing runs amok - it's easy to question the integrity of things here, but... if we only look at what we know to be true, CUSA just added a player who is a projected lottery pick in whatever draft he comes out in. This will bring much needed attention to our league - from scouts , media, and fans alike. The last player to be drafted out of a current CUSA member school...Tony Mitchell. This needs to change and the added attention Bassey will bring should help many of our deserving players get looks they otherwise may not.
  50. -3 points
    --- Nope it did not start with the current administration .... but it needs to stop... Because it once existed greatly doesn't make it ok now. Some of us are so old [ pre 1960's ] we can remember when certains groups could not attend SWC colleges, eat at many restaurants, stay at many hotels, go to many public schools in their hometowns, or even live in some neighborhoods... I could name a fair-sized town near where I lived as a kid that none even lived in that town or were welcome... There was a Baptist college in my hometown that would not admit them either when I registered as a freshman... how Christian of them... !! I am talking about one group mostly... but it also applied to some others. A lot of people much younger than me really don't understand how things were... reading about it and seeing it is a lot different.

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