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  1. Can someone fill me in or direct me to more information on Ray? Intended use, meaning, so forth. Love dogs, am active in animal rescue, and don't want to misuse Ray in anyway. Thank you!
    36 points
  2. I sure hope we keep Wren Baker.
    32 points
  3. It’s time for change. I have always been the biggest Seth cheerleader since December 2015. But after seven year I believe it is more than enough of a sample size to pull the trigger. Disclaimer I don't think Wren will put that trigger until after the last game. But I think it has to and will be done after the season. The stats below are enough to old yeller Seth. Record in non-conference games 12-19 Record in post season 0-6 Combine that with the lack of energy, enthusiasm and charisma. It’s a recipe for disaster. Not to mention the difficulties he has had finding a DC and QB to off the most important positions on a football team. Now I do think Phil Bennett is one of the best DC in the country. I think this defense is just extremely young. Hell, this team as a whole is extremely young. I believe we have between 5 and 7 seniors starting each week. When you have teams like SMU and UTSA starting 18 plus. I think that makes a huge difference. I blame that on Seth roster management. The lack of aggression in the beginning of the portal days. To now you rarely see this team bring in an immediate impact starter that lacks multiple years of eligibility left. I think this staff and roster is the best we have seen at North Texas since probably 2013. But I think they need a new voice and captain leading the ship. I believe the team is as tired of hearing the same "at the end of the day" BS as the fans are. At the END OF THE DAY Seth Littrell teams have falling short in every game that matters. Dickey and Dodge had excuses. McCarthy had health issues. Seth has zero excuses. He has had more resources, budget and facilities than any other coach in CUSA since the day he arrived. And he hasn't converted that into success on the field. Now what will the post Seth era look like. I look at Wren most successful hires so far. Rodney Delong and Grant McCasland. What do they have in common? Head coaching experience, local ties, energy and winning record at multiple records. I don't want to hear that UNT is just a basketball school. We have all the resources to be able to be successful at both. The North Texas program has improved in many aspects in the last 7 years. It just time for change to take the program to the next level. GMG
    31 points
  4. It would be nice and different if some of you could enjoy a victory for at least a day. Than get to your favorite task of criticizing Littrell.
    26 points
  5. 25 points
  6. I know that there have been a lot of questions pertaining to UNT Sports media lately and I wanted to help clarify a few items that I am hearing about from sources: 1). KNTU re-formatted this summer and they no longer wanted to carry sports. That said, their coverage map is almost identical to 95.3 FM. KNTU is what is termed a non-commercial station which makes it difficult to sell sponsorships. So in a way this new set-up is good for us. We just need to get more people on board with the change to 95.3. 2). We also need fans to learn about and take advantage of the Varsity Network App which you can download onto your computer and phone. It is free and can go anywhere you are in the country and the world that has internet. Just go to thevarsitynetwork.com and you can download the app for free. There is a desktop version available as well as phone. It will also house all of the podcasts and coaches shows and broadcasts etc. 3). The AD is taking steps to improve on the ESPN+ product. As UNT moves to The American, a seven-figure investment has already been made to improve cameras and control rooms that create those broadcasts. Starting in 2023, no football broadcasts will originate in-house. All will come via truck through ESPN. 4). The UNT social video team has never been better. The people complaining about Youtube video is coming from the video board show which is largely managed by students and will soon improve. The students working on the video board show are under management of full-time staff, but both of them are in their first fall in their respective positions. They are developing a new training program in conjunction with the academic side. Some examples of the higher level social video are here: 5). UNT has also added a full-time athletic photographer for the 1st time in it department history. See his work here: Good news is that the department is increasing coverage and content for all sports, not only football and MBB. So you will see improvements in all sports. Still work to do but I wanted to get some of the positive things that are happening behind the scenes. More to come. GMG.
    25 points
  7. We almost made it two weeks without a post about SMU. I'd call that progress.
    24 points
  8. Recieved this e-mail at 9pm tonight. Mean Green Family, I want to thank you for your support at Apogee Stadium on Saturday. We are fortunate to have such a great fanbase and strive to deliver a high-quality gameday experience for you, our fans. After a thorough review of our gameday operations and your collective feedback, it is clear we fell short in several areas. We appreciate those of you who have reached out to share your experiences through various channels, including our online fan survey. We want you to know we hear and understand your frustrations. We have reviewed every comment and our staff is working diligently to address any operational challenges, both in and around the stadium so they can be corrected before this week. The following enhancements will be made to improve the fan experience: Additional parking attendants will be distributed across all working gameday lots. Electronic message boards will be placed at North Texas Blvd and I-35 as well as Bonnie Brae and I-35 to assist with wayfinding for fans to get to their appropriate lots. The Blue Lot will move to a pre-purchase/pass only lot for games featuring premium opponents with no passes sold the day of the game. Attendants will be added to restrooms in the HUB Club and Suite levels at Apogee to monitor paper towels, soap and cleaning needs. Wristbands will be provided to all HUB Club ticketholders upon arrival to the First State Bank Club and Suite Entrance to allow for increased freedom of movement for HUB Club guests between the club level and concourse throughout the game. Note: Wristbands DO NOT grant access to guests in the Suite Level. CSC staff will be added to assist with this function and ensure wait times are minimized for entry into Apogee Stadium. Grounds crews will mow all high-traffic areas no more than 48 hours prior to kick off (weather permitting) to maximize use of tailgating spaces. Additional parking passes will be required in the Blue Lot for both vehicles and tailgate setups. This will be strictly enforced to ensure we have an accurate count of available spaces in the lot. Updates will be made to the Northeast auxiliary video board to ensure an assortment of in-game statistics are available. Feedback has been provided to the team shop, and as inventory becomes available, they will increase both variety of products offered as well as higher quantities in all sizes. Your patience and loyalty are not something we ever want to take for granted. To that end, please to claim free tickets that we will upload to your account for a future Mean Green athletic contest in 2022-23. We are very grateful for each of you and your continued love and support of the Mean Green, our student-athletes, and our programs. We look forward to seeing you this Saturday as we take on Texas Southern. Go Mean Green! Wren Baker
    22 points
  9. Thoughts? I like it! More photos:
    21 points
  10. Thank you for the info. That's sad, I hope it worked out. I've used it once when I thought something was cute - like a cute dog sticker - not sure how I think about it now. LOL @ everyone that "Ray'd Up" my initial post 🤣🤣 I wasn't expecting that.
    21 points
  11. Can I just point out that not only was that posted at 1am but it was edited at 7am.
    19 points
  12. What do y’all think?
    19 points
  13. I didn't realize that 95.3 was a replacement for KNTU, not an addition. The college radio station should be broadcasting the college football game. That's just basic functionality.
    19 points
  14. I'm clearly not as close the situation as some of your longtime fans/alums but it seems like North Texas has made significant strides towards being competitive. I'd argue that UNT's facilities are in the top ten among G5 programs nationally. Financially the institution and program have the infrastructure to succeed in the new AAC. It seems like UNT is committed to putting together a pretty decent NIL collective too. This will serve you well in the transfer portal. Just comes down to hiring the right coaches and holding them accountable. Really that's the only missing piece. I think a big problem is seeing SMU as the bar. That is just not realistic moving forward. SMU is going to be one the leading NIL/transfer destinations in the country regardless of conference affiliation. I do think UTSA, UAB, and Memphis should be good measuring sticks for North Texas. Absolutely no reason the Mean Green can't be right up there with those programs.
    19 points
  15. I can’t lie this was nice for a change - we played with pride and resolve - They made a game plan this week, had a good week of practice, and Executed for a change! Great overall performance except for the Pic 6 again. Give credit where credit is due - Good Job Team.
    18 points
  16. I’m done…don’t care how many wins. He hates the fans, he’s terrible with the media, and he is Eyore. And I don’t think he understands how the portal works. Nobody I know ever sees him out in Denton and I don’t think he does a good job of selling Denton. When the basketball coach can get the fans more excited about football than the actual football coach does, he’s not the right guy for the job.
    18 points
  17. Texas roots aren't essential. Gary Patterson was 38 before he lived in Texas. Matt Rhule didn't live in Texas until he was hired at Baylor. Mack Brown won a national title and first gig in Texas was at UT. Hire good coaches, give them what the need to the extent of your checkbook and focus less on clicking off a magic box on a checklist.
    18 points
  18. Our program is in better shape than when Littrell took over.
    18 points
  19. 18 points
  20. I gotta say, aside from the on-field product, I didn’t really have any issues Saturday. Just the same, I respect Wren for trying to increase the value of the fan experience by listening to those who did.
    18 points
  21. I'm pretty sure a Ray is +2. It's the highest honor a post can achieve.
    17 points
  22. My decades following North Texas football have taught me exact the opposite.
    17 points
  23. Temple, Navy, South Florida. I think Tulsa could be a close game.
    16 points
  24. These are sick as hell
    16 points
  25. Ok hear me out! Wren gets hired and he takes SL with him.
    16 points
  26. Doesn’t Aune also have 1 more game played than most QB’s (0 week game against UTEP)?
    16 points
  27. "We commend Coach Littrell on how he finished the season, and while that may be good when compared to our past, we are raising the bar at North Texas and investing in a program that should go to the next level. The first step in this process is hiring a new football coach who will take us to where we expect to be. We want to thank Coach Littrell for his part in building this program and wish him the best."
    15 points
  28. Little to early for Wren....he has some great hires but the big hire has yet to happen... HFC......just my opinion
    15 points
  29. Seth Henigan from some place called Denton in Texas is a stud. Last year wasn't the man for much of the season but 25 TD's to 8 picks. This year 6 TD's to 0 picks. Super dangerous running the ball. Either doesn't want to run or the coaches don't want him to run but if the pocket collapses and there is a hole, he can eat you up. They've got some receivers who can break away but watch out for Cade Prieskorn their 6'5" TE he's fast for his size. One of his TD's he wasn't the target but the ball was deflected at the line of scrimmage and he kicked it in gear like a great center fielder and hauled it in for a TD. Defensively they aren't great but if you get in a position where you can't do something and they can sellout to stop, they can be dangerous. If you can balance run/pass throwing short/long you can score on them. One of our TD's they sold out to stop the run and fairly short route and quick throw went to the house. We milked the clock with 32 rushes vs 34 pass attempts and had a shot at winning with under two minutes until an OL injury caused a complete meltdown of back to back false starts and then a wild snap that killed any hope. If you can balance the attack and pressure the secondary they can be beaten.
    15 points
  30. Shouldnt this thread be named "Tony goes to Vegas" since its literally just a tweet of him lol
    15 points
  31. Narrator: It was the end.
    15 points
  32. The coverage map may be the same, but there's an issue when the school's own radio station does not want to carry the school's athletic events.
    15 points
  33. Thought I could add a positive topic to the board. Hope I added the screenshot in right. Jeff Wilson Jr is now RB1 for the Niners. They do seem to have a running back by committee, but hopefully he gets a chance to shine on Sundays.
    15 points
  34. Me seeing Nebraska firing Frost:
    15 points
  35. Masochism, mostly. It's been pretty much like this for a few years now. I have no excitement. I just love my university and refuse to jump ship.
    15 points
  36. Not positive, but I believe that it refers to the beginning of basketball season.
    14 points
  37. I too have finally arrived at this point after yesterday. It’s over.
    14 points
  38. Uh how about the fan base. I traveled to Vegas and spent over a grand on flight, hotel, food ect and I left this game about 7 min early. I am fed up i am a diehard. Imagine the average fan. If you want to nuke your fan base, feel free to keep him on
    14 points
  39. This coaching staff's best play call for 4 and less than a yard is to snap the ball 7 yards deep and run a dive with a QB who doesn't read the end to run an option off of it! Just a 7yd straight dive! Then, just keep repeating the play hoping that it eventually works!
    14 points
  40. I know that there have been a lot of questions pertaining to UNT Sports media lately and I wanted to help clarify a few items that I am hearing about from sources: 1). KNTU re-formatted this summer and they no longer wanted to carry sports. That said, their coverage map is almost identical to 95.3 FM. KNTU is what is termed a non-commercial station which makes it difficult to sell sponsorships. So in a way this new set-up is good for us. We just need to get more people on board with the change to 95.3. Why would anyone care what some NT administrator/faculty member wants to do or worse yet a student relative to radio coverage? You don't throw away decades of tradition because someone doesn't want to cover sports. Terminate that employee or give an option to cover sports or resign.
    14 points
  41. No. Absolutely not. Scott Frost has only had ONE winning season, though it was a VERY good one. The other 6 seasons he's been a head coach, he's had a losing record. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Frost#Head_coaching_record) The sample size is big now, he's not a head coach worth hiring. It's worth mentioning too, that the 2017 season likely wasn't even with his own recruits. Absolutely not interesting in Scott Frost.
    14 points
  42. Well said. I have a Radio, TV, & Film degree from UNT and we definitely learned how to match exposure and white balance the camera so the color temperature would match across all TV cameras. Steps involved 1. Set up camera and make sure it’s level on the tripod. 2. Clean the lens with a true lens cloth. Start in the center of the lens and in a circular motion work towards the outside of the lens. 3. Turn on all cameras and point them all at the big white logo at the 50 yd line. 4. Adjust the exposure levels so all camera match. Use the iris meter on the camera or in the TV truck to dial it in. 5. White-balance all cameras (Note, this will need to be done once before the game and once when the sun goes down, typically happens during a commercial break/halftime.) 6. Locate the pan and tilt knobs and loosen the friction a bit. Find the sweet-spot where the camera is supported but it still allows the camera op to pan and tilt smoothly. Why this entry level information is now not being taught to the camera ops or the TV truck is beyond me. Also we’re using TV camera equipment that is absolute booty cheeks for 2022-23. Yes we do need to upgrade to 4K cameras immediately. How we look on TV is important to recruits and fans. My guess is the TV camera equipment is from 2011 when Apogee opened. This is embarrassing.
    14 points
  43. Soccer over College Football? Isn't that treason?
    14 points
  44. Good communication. Now for the follow through.
    14 points


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