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  1. Wish you well. We have some talent at linebacker but you have some experience there as well. Give it your best effort and I believe that you can succeed.
    5 points
  2. KD was good for us, he's wasn't Zac orr though. I like what we have at LB. I think we'll be ok.
    5 points
  3. Still can’t shake the disgust over this. I get it from his point of view but selfishly as a LOYAL fan who gets so rarely rewarded for it, his legacy is entirely tarnished for me. Hope that feels good for him.
    4 points
  4. Hey KC want to put in a few bucks toward the project?
    4 points
  5. Two things… 1) We have more wins than Texas Tech over the last 5 years 2) Kansas has less than 10 wins…but one of them is Texas
    4 points
  6. Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Abner Haynes has been honored by the University of North Texas with a new Unity Plaza. When you think of all of the great running backs employed by the Kansas City Chiefs over the years, it’s important to remember that the all owe something to the franchise’s first great back—‚literally the forerunner for them all—in Abner Haynes. Haynes was the first star running back of the franchise, going back to the days in which the team wasn’t the Chiefs and they were not yet located in Kansas City. Even with the Dallas Texans, Haynes was establishing himself as a beast in the backfield after winning the AFL’s first ever Rookie of the Year award in 1960. From there, Haynes would command the attention of defenses with a hearty 4.8 yards/carry average. Nearly 60 years after he was traded away from the Chiefs, he’s still No. 6 all-time on the team’s rushing yards list with 3.814. read more: https://arrowheadaddict.com/2022/06/24/former-chiefs-rb-abner-haynes-honored-university-north-texas/amp/
    3 points
  7. I'm not overly optimistic. However, the man has taken us to almost 50% (5 of 12, I believe) of our bowl games. Yes, he's lost them all. But we were playing December football under him 5 of the 12 times in our school history. That's a tip of the hat to him, but also eye opening to how poor of a football program we have. I think if he continues taking his team to bowl games, especially given our history, you have to keep him on board. Eventually, the stars will align for that elusive 10-win season/bowl championship. With that said, he's done such a mediocre job, the moment we're 4-8 and watching from the couch he has to go. So, IMO, SL has put himself in a tough position and it's certainly of his own doings.
    3 points
  8. Give the rolling eyes all you want to but the truth is when players leave this program people gush over them and follow them and give updates and yet when we sign players everyone want to point out their faults.
    3 points
  9. September 27, 2008 sitting in Rice Stadium watching a team that was woefully ill-prepared lose 77-20. October 10, 2016. Was given tickets to the Club Level. My youngest son and I then sat through a complete thrashing to freaking Portland State. Having our administration relegate us to D1AA and the Southland Conference. Sitting in Fouts many times when I could have thrown handfuls of gravel and not hit a soul. We are down but far, far from an all-time low.
    3 points
  10. Portland St. End of discussion.
    3 points
  11. The current one-time transfer exception is not good for college football. Even professional athletes have contracts that bind them to teams for certain time periods and allow organizations a fair opportunity to build a winning roster. A transfer model must be adopted that offers athletes the option to explore other opportunities, but still incentivizes schools to invest in and develop players. I propose a model where all players have the opportunity to transfer and be immediately eligible AFTER they have accumulated the equivalent of 60 credit hours at their current institution AND again after they graduate (if they still have eligibility remaining). If a player declines to transfer when they hit the 60 hours, that player loses the opportunity to transfer and be eligible immediately until they are a grad transfer. Any player may elect to transfer during the transfer window at ANY point in their career, but transferring before or after your “free” 60 hour transfer or “free” grad transfer will cause you to sit out a year AND lose a year of eligibility. Hardship waivers are no longer available for anyone. If your dog gets sick and you want to transfer, too bad. If someone in your social studies class looks at you funny, too bad. If your favorite coach gets hired somewhere else, too bad. You can still transfer during any transfer window, but there are consequences for doing so outside of your “free” opportunities. The transfer window also opens and closes in the spring. Let’s say it is open from February 15-April 15. If you opt to explore your transfer option when you are eligible, you cannot participate in offseason workouts or spring football at your current school and you must sign with your new school by X date to be eligible for the next football season. If you do not sign by X date, you must wait until the next year’s transfer window and lose a year of eligibility or you may drop down a level to Juco, FCS, DII, DIII and be eligible immediately. The 60 hours must be accumulated AT the current institution. If you graduate high school with 30 hours of college credit, that doesn’t count. Everyone starts at 0 towards the transfer requirement when they enroll at their school. This proposed transfer model allows players who fulfill their obligations as student athletes the freedom to fulfill their athletic potential while also rewarding schools for the investments they make in these players to adequately plan and build winning rosters.
    2 points
  12. I had/have several jobs, one for 35 years with the same employer. Never had to sign a contract with any of them. I could quit whenever I wanted. An athletic scholarship, however, does require a contract, and a firm commitment on the part of both the school and the athlete. It's really not as hard to understand as you're making it out to be.
    2 points
  13. They are all commitments. Sorry if you don't think players should be held accountable for their actions, but they are. At what age do you think it's ok for them to be treated and act like adults?? Welcome to the real world...
    2 points
  14. Bro, it was so bad we stormed the field after that game
    2 points
  15. As soon as someone tweets at Matthew Brune and/or Gabe Brooks and asks them to.
    2 points
  16. Funny, had this suggestion seen the light of day a year or so ago, the wrath of the NCAA likely would have crashed down upon us. Now, we make such a suggestion on our own fan board. SMU was ahead of their time.
    2 points
  17. Happy Day!!WICHITA FALLS, Texas — North Texas head soccer coach John Hedlund on Thursday was awarded as the Midwestern State University Student-Athlete of the 1980s on Thursday at the school's 2022 Nexstar Sports Awards held at the Wharehouse event center in Wichita Falls, Texas.The awards were given out in honor of MSU's centennial. Hedlund, who founded the UNT soccer program in 1995 and enters his 28th season as its head coach this year, was a Mustang men's soccer student-athlete from 1980-84 and graduated with a criminal justice degree. A two-time All-American, Hedlund guided his teams to the NAIA National Tournament three times, in the 1983 National Tournament Hedlund scored a record four goals in one game, earning Tournament Most Valuable Player. He scored 26 times and dished out 12 assists while wearing the maroon and gold. During his time in Wichita Falls, Hedlund also played for the U.S. National Team."Truly honored to receive this award tonight," Hedlund said "Some of my fondest memories throughout my career were wearing the Maroon and Gold!"After his time at MSU, Hedlund embarked on a successful 12-year professional career, before coming to North Texas.At UNT he has become the university's all-time winningest head coach by leading the Mean Green to 373 wins, 16 conference championships, seven NCAA Tournament appearances and zero losing seasons in his almost three decades in Denton.
    2 points
  18. NONo no! He has gotten bowls with 5-6 wins. That is not acceptable in year 9!
    2 points
  19. I want to laugh at this comment, but in today's college football landscape it is so true.
    2 points
  20. Bye. Hurry off campus. College football is pitiful.
    2 points
  21. The difference between now and previous downtimes is that now just feels hopeless. Any decent player we get, will just leave us for more money. How much would a P5 school have paid for a sophomore Brandon Kennedy or a freshman Jamario Thomas or a junior Mason Fine? Hard to invest in this when you get gut-punched by your all conference linebacker transferring (at the end of June!). I don’t know what the solution is, or if there will be a solution. All I know is that since the selfishness of NIL and the transfer portal hit college football, I care about it less and less.
    2 points
  22. Am I the only one that this guy started to lose a little bit of credibility when he never mentioned Tommy Bush, but then lost all credibility when he said we have one of the top WR corps in the Sunbelt?? Lol
    2 points
  23. I have a suggestion. If a player transfers and gets a NIL at the new school, they have to pay the original school the cost of attendance for the time spent. If they are going to use as as farm teams, they should have to provide some compensation.
    2 points
  24. Y'all are in an ugly place. Maybe it's wisdom, maybe it's stupidity, but with the money we are spending and with Wren in charge, I can carry confidence through this adversity unlike any previous administration/generation. When we were getting hew HCs under RV, usually after a awful situation that involved firing the previous HC, I never felt this confidence. I was always like, "Well, crap let's hope the next guy is a home run but it's probably just another next-in-line-to-be-fired guy."
    2 points
  25. Nevermind. I'm wrong. This would have to be the worst.
    2 points
  26. That's odd because when I go to MeanGreenSports (desktop & mobile) and click on "Tickets" it tells me Away tickets will go on sale 7/6 at 9 AM. No idea how you managed to find an old article
    2 points
  27. Well deserved. No need for a new $90 mil arena (save the money for a Real football coach!!), the SuperPit is a great venue, just needs some tweaks.
    2 points
  28. Aren’t scholarships renewed annually? So really you’re talking about a one year “contract” anyway.
    1 point
  29. It’s pretty serious. My mom has to basically use a cane and she has it. Being a head football coach takes some athleticism and you don’t see any of them on a cane.
    1 point
  30. I tend to agree. Especially now it is not fair to take a spot someone else wants.
    1 point
  31. It’s deeply disheartening and so bad for the program. I blame Littrell.
    1 point
  32. Looks like we're sooooo gonna own the AAC!!!
    1 point
  33. I would be willing to donate to a “pool” for NIL.
    1 point
  34. You make some very valid points. Although NT Football can have down years (like the past 3 years), we are in a geographic area that allows quick recovery with the right head coach (which we don't currently have). Similar to Smut's situation, good and awful phases recently. I do think our lack of SWC membership stigma is finally starting to fade. The Big?12 continues to morph and with each change the old SWC glory days becomes more fuzzy. Next year we join Smut in a conference. Also same with Memphis, again. We have reached another level, even as bad as we have been.
    1 point
  35. Could someone translate what this means and how we can use it to support Manase? Thanks.
    1 point
  36. Yes this is a great idea and I would be willing to chip in as well.
    1 point
  37. I agree some restrictions over the timing of free transfers needs to be implemented, but this is just silly and you guys hold 19 year olds to much higher standards than yourself. Your reasoning that athletes need to stay where they decide to go when they are 17/18 years old and nobody else has to is what? The school is offering them a scholarship so they should be forced to stay? Do you think students on academic scholarships should have the same limits? The extremely large majority of student athletes transferring schools is because they aren't getting playing time, many find the grass isn't always greener on the other side but they should have that right to do that if they want. You mentioned professional athletes as a comparison to these students, but forgot to mention the biggest difference..they are getting paid. A scholarship is not payment and never will be. Why should athletic scholarships be viewed any differently than academic or band or anything else? When an athlete transfers they lose their scholarship and it's up to another institution to determine if they are worth another one, just like any other student. And no hardship waivers?? You have to be kidding. I totally agree the waiver program is broken, and more often than not the NCAA passes waivers for transfers to bigger schools regardless of the reason. But to rob a kid who has a dying parent or loved one of the opportunity to be closer to their family is absurd. Everyone here is passionate about UNT I get that, and losing a player like KD at this time of year sucks and those people who tampered with him should be punished. But if he had left 3+ months ago I wouldn't be upset and none of you should be either. Lots of hurt feelings around here simply because we lost a good player, but I didn't see anyone crying about the system when we landed transfers from Georgia, Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska, LA Tech, North Carolina, Texas Tech, Alabama, the list goes on and on.
    1 point
  38. Looks like a good player. I wonder where he will transfer to
    1 point
  39. Yes, sad, we can never feel secure with star players again. It's too easy now for kids to be recruited away to other programs while in a program, either with the lure of NIL $ or the chance to play on a bigger stage. There needs to be designated time-limit windows, and perhaps compensation to a losing school, in both cases.
    1 point
  40. Yes, please take it down. I’m tired of seeing Jimbo’s face. Guaranteed that our players look at this page and are seeing it to. Doesn’t help at all.
    1 point
  41. A guy like Carthel will WANT it to work, and figure it how. Need recruits? Find an ace recruiter. What the hell is NIL? Hire a guy who knows. Does the idea of learning on the job seem off-putting to you? I agree, but I'm equally frustrated by a guy who had a winning formula at one place just setting up shop here and assuming his formula will work in Denton. Then he doesn't know what to do when it fails. This job has become so complicated. It's not about having a guy that can do it all. It's about having a guy that will surround himself with the right people.
    1 point
  42. I dunno man, at least in the Dodge era you would get excited only to be disappointed a few minutes later. The last 2 years of Dickey was like watching your favorite car rust away. It was brutal.
    1 point
  43. Just my opinion, but Littrell raising the floor to 6-6 - that we feel disappointed by that prospect - shows just how far the program has come since he started.
    1 point
  44. 1 point
  45. I think morale was pretty low during the Dodge years. But the expectations were extremely low back then, so it didn't seem so bad. Back then, we'd have been extremely happy with 6-6 football. Expectations are now higher than they've ever been (thanks to Smatresk, Baker, & 2016-18 Littrell), so now that we're spinning wheels at .500 football, it seems like it's the worst it's ever been.
    1 point
  46. Such a weird card to play. I've had jobs to do that I didn't want to work, but I did them anyways. The difference here is, the burden is on SL to totally fake out 80+ student-athletes who are itching to see whether you are sincere or not. If SL is half-assing this job, he's fooling a ton of people that have incredible insight.
    1 point
  47. And the Mean Green makes another great addition to their roster by picking up a commitment from Oklahoma State transfer, Tatum Sparks (utility player). A national-level prospect who attended Shawnee High School (Shawnee, Oklahoma). Extra Inning Softball ranked her as the nation’s No. 25 prospect … Hit .538 with 14 home runs and 53 RBI in the 2020 Class 6A season … Had a 1.220 slugging percentage during the 2020 season … 2020 Large East All-State selection … District 6A-3 offensive player of the year and was a first-team all-region honoree in 2020 … District 6A-3 first-team shortstop her junior year … District 5A-3 offensive player of the year in her sophomore year … District 5A-3 first-team utility player as a freshman … Also played basketball … Member of the National Honor Society. Welcome to the Mean Green Family, Tatum. Fly Like An Eagle.
    1 point
  48. Uhm, can't wait for softball season (reason #37) GMG
    1 point


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