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  1. 18 points
    Watching the game last night I couldn’t help but think back to Littrell’s first three recruiting classes. We don’t have many Mccarney recruits left and a lot of the JUCOs we signed early on are gone. In year four we’re at the stage where we are leaning on the early high school signees to be the upperclassmen and leaders of the team. According to 247, the 2016 class was ranked 8th in CUSA, the 2017 class was ranked 11th, and the 2018 class was ranked 8th. And by my metrics based on offers, these classes were even a little below the last two Mccarney signed. The turnaround since then is well documented but those guys from the 2019 and 2020 class are years away from being the upperclassmen of our roster. What also hurts is that we only signed, by my count, 10 high school signees in that first class in 2016. It was always a peculiar decision to go so JUCO/transfer heavy right away in a rebuild. And while some of it definitely paid off early, it definitely would be nice to have another 5-10 seniors and redshirt juniors, especially at some of the positions where we are not looking great. At this point the roster is what it is. We are recruiting better at most positions, and that took time to turnaround our reputation. We have won the last two years without having great depth, and we’re going to have to do so this year as well. All this to say I don’t need to go into detail on where the team needs to improve, but based on recruiting results this team should be an average to slightly below average CUSA roster with a really good QB and that’s what we’ve looked like this year.
  2. 18 points
    I have been home now for several hours and have had time to reflect on what I witnessed tonight. Something has to change and quickly or we will lose any and all respect and momentum we have gained. I walked out of Ford Stadium tonight disgusted and sick from what I observed. I was not alone. Many I walked with to our respective vehicles were expressing the same feelings. Why can we not take the next step? This is year four for SL and company and we are not seeing results. There is a disturbing trend starting to repeat itself. In 2016 we roll into West Point and whip Army on their field, only to crap the bed against UTSA the following week. It’s year one, but we are making baby steps. Moving to 2017, after a pool party and an ass whipping at the hands of FAU, we somehow manage to get to the Conference Championship only to get our ass handed to us again by the Lane Train. But things are forgiven, as it’s only year two. Let’s not forget a close HOD Bowl loss to Army and a NO Bowl blow out to Troy along the way. But we are making progress, right? So now let’s move onto year three. We start 4 and 0 with a P5 win over a struggling Arkansas team which SL says was not an upset. Another baby step in the right direction? After a win at Liberty we roll home to Apogee and dedicate a statue to a UNT Great, only to squander a double digit lead and take a crap on our home turf in a loss to La Tech. The next disaster would come a few weeks later at ODU when the heavy favorite Mean Green would piss away a 28 point lead in a loss to a conference bottom feeder. Don’t forget, this was after blowing a lead on the road at UAB in a game we were picked to win. With all of this said, I won’t even go into the New Mexico Bowl. Yes, I know Fine went down early but I think if we are being honest with ourselves, we all knew where this game was headed before the injury. Now we find ourselves in year four. We had a great first half in the home opener before letting things slide late against a weak FCS team. We were told the team lost interest. Really? So what the hell happened last night? Did the team lose interest again? This has got to end! We should not tolerate this kind of result in year four. This team has too much talent for this kind of performance. Anyone else see a trend here? The season is young. Will it be a success or filled with disappointments? GMG
  3. 16 points
    For better or worse he is the best coach (by winning percentage) we have had since Hayden Fry left for Iowa 40 years ago. 40 years! Cool your jets and be grateful we aren’t just striving to be bowl eligible anymore. We are trying to hit 9 these days instead of 6. Although that loss sucks hard because of who the opponent was, we still have an entire conference slate coming that could be a totally different season from this start. And those of you saying Seth isn’t going anywhere because no P5 would want him forget that he was a staff disagreement from being the KSU head coach despite losing to Old Dominion and blowing several 21+ point leads. Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it.
  4. 16 points
    He was only at Arkansas State for one year. I agree it’s premature. So was Littrell’s first raise. I think Baker and his crew believe in their coaches and are willing to pay them for what they are going to do more than what they’ve done. Our administration is doing everything and committing as much as possible in nearly every facet to make our major programs successful. Including keeping our coaches happy and making it clear that we’re about keeping them, doing what we can to help their programs, and keep them focused on what they can build here long term, rather than keeping an exit strategy in mind. Whether or not it pays off is another question. But that’s just my explanation of the rationale.
  5. 15 points
    https://www.npr.org/2019/08/19/751247794/tobe-nwigwe-tiny-desk-concert NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series is a big deal, especially for up and coming artists.
  6. 14 points
  7. 13 points
    This game felt like #olddenton
  8. 13 points
    I’d cut him some slack. He was the only bright spot of the night. And it is first real go at it. He should be happy with his contribution. Regardless.
  9. 12 points
    12-2 Hoping to get a solid Cal fan reaction gif this year.. Throwback to last years "body bag" game:
  10. 11 points
    Nevermind that other coaches are paying attention as well, and can see that NT is paying their coaches well & extending them constantly. So in the event we do lose one or both of them, there will be plenty of quality coaches knocking on the door for an interview because they know NT will pay them!
  11. 10 points
    I wouldn’t confuse his nervous smile with pleasure. This may have been the first time for him to be interviewed like this. Probably a little surreal. He was just answering the questions given to him.
  12. 10 points
    Oh man...I’m really excited to see what it spells out!!!! Be sure to drink your Ovaltine
  13. 10 points
    I am as big a fan of Hedlund as anyone, but I am still baffled that Trevor Moore has never been picked up or invited back to a camp.
  14. 9 points
    $14.99 good deal and it's WHITE for the white out game.
  15. 9 points
    I dunno. Maybe I'm blinded by past head coaching blunders at UNT, but I think McCasland the guy we need.
  16. 9 points
    14-0. A conference championship, a bowl win, a top 15 spot in the national rankings, and a first time ever Heisman winner.
  17. 8 points
    Ready for the old guy rant? What is it that I do every year on signing day (now days)? I look over the list of QB's/WR's/RB's that everyone else is salivating over and ask the same question..........WHERE'S THE BEEF? It's really simple people, who is consistently getting pressured and who is consistently applying pressure in a game? Who got sacked five time last night and who got sacked only once? On both sides we are (and have for God knows how long) being dominated at the line of scrimmage. I started really worrying last week when Abilene Christian started doing their Old Dominion imitation. DON'T WE EVER SCOUT OURSELVES? I MEAN REALLY AND VERY CRITICALLY SCOUT OURSELVES? SMU ran the same long pass plays, and same long running plays to the exact same side of the defense that ACU did! Someone commented on another post that (hopefully) the team will get mad and take it out on UC? Really? Getting 31 points scored on them by ACU didn't make them mad? So much so that they would have/could have gone down to Dallas and taken it out on SMU? As the character "Hobart" said in "Silverado"......"It's a bad start boys"
  18. 8 points
    I agree. If you have corners that struggle on an island, then don't put them on an island. If they play 5 in the box, run it until they quit it. If your defense line is getting blown back, get them on the move. I think it is obvious we have some kids that are going to have trouble playing in last year's scheme. As coaches, you have to ask your kids to do what they can do. And catch the ball. Too many drops by people we count on to come up big.
  19. 8 points
  20. 8 points
    ....at Texas. 😘😘😘 Rick
  21. 8 points
    Jeff Wilson just scored a TD on MNF! Go Jeff!
  22. 8 points
    Just F'n with ya! Ha! So glad we don't have to worry about this for another season. Go Fine!
  23. 8 points
    Guyton should have stayed in Denton for another year and everyone but him knows it. He hasn't been the same since Army. He will be fodder for another week, maybe.
  24. 7 points
    My one thought I woke up with this morning before heading off to work..., ....”Did we really go for a 4th and one and fail from our own 45 with a pass out of the shotgun...while down 14-0,....then later settle for a field goal facing a 4th and 3 down 35-17 late 3rd quarter?” Rick
  25. 7 points
    Hope they didn't hire this guy to do the work.
  26. 7 points
    Back-to-back 20 win season doesn't at least open the conversation? Also, last year's 20 win season was without the help of an extended post-season.
  27. 7 points
    A husband & 3 kids just lost their rock. It's going to be very tough for Coach Anderson to adjust to coach life with 3 kids on his own. I would not be surprised to see him step down after this season. We all know coaching requires a ton of hours each week. He's not going to be able to keep that up and raise those boys flying solo at the same time. The Anderson family will be in my prayers for sure.
  28. 7 points
    More fantastic content from Matthew Brune https://247sports.com/college/north-texas/Article/North-Texas-Mean-Green-football-challenging-Mason-Fine-134567742/
  29. 7 points
    So 8 of those transfers are paying SMU tuition?
  30. 6 points
    Seth’s gonna earn some experience stripes with this bunch. He has to pick their faces up off the ground except sig’s and get this team to compete. Meanwhile we have 2 brutal teams to lineup against this months and our always expected grinder with UTSA. Does it feel worse to lose like Washington did last night or get curb stomped? Not sure but this beat down last night was unexpected and yet I am ready to turn the page. On to the next cheer. GMG
  31. 6 points
    Of course we are. If we weren’t you wouldn’t be here gloating. Rick
  32. 6 points
    Too many long pass routes. Just my opinion. Short routes could’ve changed the whole game. Quit looking for a home run on every play. Take what the defense is giving and move the ball down field
  33. 6 points
  34. 6 points
  35. 6 points
    A friend of mine, an ACU graduate, told me a story about an uncle of his, a professor, who came the ACU to deliver a lecture. His uncle went out to dine at a well known local Steak House and ordered wine. The waiter had already engaged him in a brief conversation and was aware of his employment. When he ordered the wine the waiter asked "Would you like that in a mug?". He asked "Why would I want it in a mug?". The waiter stated that "Usually when the professors order wine they ask for it in a mug." He had it served in a wine glass. Perhaps if we offered beer in a mug or perhaps a plastic soft drink cup with a lid and straw it would help with sales.
  36. 6 points
    It's also important to note that 18 of those Southern Meth wins came before the end of World War 2. Wins, yes. But relevant to 2019, hardly. 6 for Heisman GO MEAN GREEN
  37. 6 points
    This is the most likely outcome, so I'll go along with this. HOWEVER, if we beat Cal, SMU and Houston, then it's most likely a 14-0 season. I kind of made the same prediction last year when I was talking to KingDL1 at the first game's tailgating event. I remember saying that if we beat SMU and Arkansas, then we'll go 12-0. He looked at me like I'd had just taken the Lords name in vain in the middle of a revival meeting. I believe he thought that I had jinxed them.........and I probably did. HOWEVER (2) They SHOULD HAVE gone 12-0..........................😠
  38. 6 points
  39. 6 points
    Give me Punter Alvin Kenworthy...cause you can’t spell punt without UNT. Rick
  40. 6 points
    This is still Joe Greene Hall, but the corner of it facing the intersection of Ave A and Eagle Dr. There is also a new Welcome center right behind this hall along Maple St.
  41. 6 points
  42. 6 points
    I'll stick with my guy for year 3 and go with Rico Bussey Jr. Last year, my prediction for his stats came in way under. I think Rico is going to be around the same #s this year as last year, but with the faster pace Reeder brings, he'll have more opportunities. Give me: 74 Catches 1150 Yards 15 TDs All Conference WR. Belitnikoff SEMIFinalist. NFL Combine invite. Drafted to the NFL. EDIT:
  43. 6 points
    For the 3, 999th time, his name is Greene, not Green.
  44. 6 points
    He's on another level. In a time where dudes like Future and Migos can outsell Kendrick Lamar & JCole, you cant just be a lyricist in the hip-hop game anymore. You have to be something different. Tobe's words aren't the typical hip-hop fare. He's actually saying something. And when he brags on himself, it's not the typical money/hoes/clothes/things-I-got... It's on a soul level. Gotta get this dude to Apogee for a pre/postgame show.
  45. 6 points
    I saw Craig James play in high school. He was pretty impressive before he developed his nasty habit later in life.
  46. 6 points
    I don’t want to go into “kill the clock” mode. That is what killed us last year. Keep the throttle on full and blow teams outs. I was at the ODU game...
  47. 5 points
    One thing that REALLY bothers the shit out of me is we saw ACU expose #9 LAST WEEK. LAST WEEK!!!!!!!!! So after two and half quarters of the same tonight and he’s still out there does that mean we have no one else? Skladany would have yanked him at half time. Anyhow,....all my fears about this defense has come true. Hard to stomach that. Rick
  48. 5 points
    Further, the building that stands between the Indoor Practice Facility and Apogee Stadium will be renamed the Mason Fine Heisman Trophy Athletic Center. If not, I will demand that Johnny Jones be fired immediately. 6 for Heisman GO MEAN GREEN
  49. 5 points
    https://thedraftnetwork.com/articles/3-group-of-five-sleepers-for-the-2020-nfl-draft?fbclid=IwAR19FOvsR78Q1CQ9xxWvcGWcdwT0e9PX_FgGCqOHSu6doP_O0PwvZGwIJwQ From the article - The more I watch North Texas quarterback Mason Fine’s tape, the more I get excited about his projection to the next level. Keep in mind, Fine is only 5’11, 200 pounds, so he will be off most draft boards strictly because of size thresholds. However, he has a lot of the quarterback-specific traits you look for in a next-level prospect. Fine has a live arm and can uncork throws from every different angle with accuracy and velocity. His ball placement is fairly consistent across the board, whether in or outside the pocket, at all levels of the field. Also, he is a much-improved decision maker, throwing 10 less interceptions in 2018 than he did in 2017. What I love most about Fine’s game is his toughness. He’s taken a beating the last three years as the Mean Green’s starting quarterback. Yet, he will stand in the pocket and deliver strikes with pressure right in his face. It often results in him taking big hits, but you have to respect his fearlessness and composure. Fine has improved each year at North Texas in all areas of the game, and I think he will be an intriguing Day 3 prospect that every quarterbacks coach will want to get their hands on.
  50. 5 points
    12-2 ACU - W: Should be put away by halftime. @SMU - W: Should be a much better game than last year's slaughter, but NT is still too much. @Cal - L: I think the travel and whatnot combined with their defense (impressively shut down the Pirate last year) will do us in. UTSA - W: They're not very good. Houston - W: Apogee advantage helps the team pull off a close one. NT & Mason start getting more national attention & the 'Littrell is leaving' fire starts up again. @SoMiss - W: It's going to be close because the team will still be on a high from the Houston win & all of the chatter. But I think they learned their lessons from last year & will remained focused enough to get this win. MT - W: They're going to have a tough year without Stockstill, and this game will bury them. @Charlotte - W: This is a game similar to last year's ODU game. The team will remain awake for all 60 minutes this time & win going away. UTEP - W: This is a bad team. We cannot lose, and it's not going to be as close as last year's weird close one. @LATech - W: Both teams come into this game looking to take the reigns on the West division. LATech will have 1 conference loss already (either FIU or USM) & play with too much urgency. Close, hard fought win. @Rice - W: Still rebuilding under Bloomgren. UAB - W: Coach Clark, although an awesome coach, will see his team crash back down to Earth this year. It will still be competitive, but NT Wins. Conference USA Championship Game @ Apogee Stadium - W: A sold out Apogee advantage helps NT beat FIU in a great game. Bowl Game - Not sure where it's gonna be, but with NT being 12-1, C-USA champs, and getting votes (probably ranked), I don't think we get the NY6 spot, but ESPN is going to shuffle some bowl games around like they always do, & grab NT to put them against a solid P5 squad in a bigger bowl game. Probably taking one of the many SEC spots that someone is not going to make... Something like the Texas Bowl VS Oklahoma St. or Iowa St. The stage will be too big, and the guys won't be able to handle the national love, in which many will pick them as a "sleeper" I'm afraid we lose this one in a squeaker. **Silver lining in losing the Bowl game: Littrell returns! If we win, he's gone.**

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