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  1. I can't disagree more. We need games like Texas State--they are in state competition we recruit against and that is a team we have a ton of history with from way back when. Looking down on them is nothing different than what SMU and UH do to us, yet both still play us
    16 points
  2. I don’t know, I thought this one was pretty good
    14 points
  3. Even if SMU and Houston stayed in the AAC, it's still a G5 conference. How much easier would it be to convince your friends and family to see East Carolina and Tulsa on a back to back? After arriving at UNT as a student in 1988 I've seen us go from "Literally anything, anything!!!!!, is better than Division I-AA" to "Literally anything, anything!!!!!, is better than the Sun Belt" to "Literally anything, anything!!!!!, is better than Conference USA." If a spot opened for us in the AAC it would probably be because SMU, Houston and other schools left the conference and we'd soon be "Literally anything, anything!!!!!, is better than the AAC". As a UNT fan I'm done waiting for the stars to align and for the ancient wrong of not getting a Southwest Conference invitation in the 1970s to be made right. My previous school UT-Arlington killed football entirely in 1985. UNT plays in the FBS, has a sweet stadium and we dumped Eppy for Scrappy. I'll just enjoy wherever we play and get some pleasure from watching the big schools betray their longtime conference mates and destroy conferences and rivalries.
    13 points
  4. If Wren leaves I think I’d prefer that it be while Smatresk is still here.
    13 points
  5. His 24/7 page needs updating but according to his Twitter his other FBS offers received in the last 3ish months were: Texas State, Utah State, UTSA, UNLV, Charlotte, LA Tech, UAB, Indiana, Marshall, and Buffalo. Any time we beat out 10 other programs for an OL recruit (including 5 from our own conference) I'll consider that a big win.
    12 points
  6. How perfectly North Texas (the university) to have the DMN write a story about how what’s good for North Texas (region) is good for the state, then not mention us…
    12 points
  7. Rumor is @Harry and I will be recording a podcast tomorrow night. After a long and busy off season I am excited to get a weekly podcast started back up. Any questions or topics you guys would like to hear? Looking forward to a great season.
    11 points
  8. Awww, poor ol' Baylor. I feel SO bad for them.
    11 points
  9. Not a fan of UT or TAMU, but this is funny. https://streamable.com/dbjm7a
    11 points
  10. While I do not believe OU and Ut will actually stay until 2025 it is very likely Big 12 or Medium 8 aren’t adding anyone with an effective membership date before the two leave. Simply no reason to open the door to departure penalties. That means everyone is in theory thinking, planning, studying and working out the politics. It hopefully means no dribble and drop moves. CUSA looks like it does today because the politics got messy. Going in the consensus was CUSA was adding one or two. UNT and maybe FIU. ECU formed a bloc to get greater eastern representation and then the next dribble, they are gone. Not being in a hurry in theory means higher probability of rational rather than emotional responses.
    10 points
  11. Keep Fighting the good fight Senator Springer 😅
    10 points
  12. Not Darden news but still UNT related.
    10 points
  13. If our success is tied to SMU than we have the wrong strategy. I believe our leadership is strong enough to grow us out of SMU's shadow. All adversity creates opportunity. We just have to find the best ways to exploit situations.
    10 points
  14. Is ESPN3, CBS Sports, American Sports Network and Bein conspiring with the Sun Belt to take all of the CUSA teams, to get out of its $11,217 contract with Judy? GMG
    10 points
  15. UT’s President may need some aloe vera for that burn 🔥
    9 points
  16. 1. How does the extra year of eligibility effect upcoming recruiting classes. 2. Conference realignment. What will our options look like? (probably too early to tell) 3. No berm talk. 4. McCasland's secret "left handed fetish".
    9 points
  17. If this is a challenge for Ruder, we wasted a scholarship on him.
    9 points
  18. Move #7 all the way to the top for me...for sure the single most important question mark. I'm optimistic they'll improve enough for our record to be better, but will they be good enough to get us 3+ more wins? Excited to find out.
    9 points
  19. Happy Birthday Wren. Birthdays are better celebrated in Denton. Good health and many more.
    8 points
  20. PM me your personal info and I will forward it through to Mr. Baker and extend your car's warranty.
    8 points
  21. Did you see where the Buffalo Bills have mentioned moving to Austin among other possible destinations ? The threat of a move is because the Bills are unhappy with their home stadium. The Texas Longhorns have apparently met fire with fire as they have been in discussions contemplating a move to Buffalo, New York in an effort to make the SEC a more regional conference. if Buffalo moves and the Longhorns stay, Austin would be the smallest market in the US with two professional football teams.
    8 points
  22. Arkstfan is always the voice of reason which is whyI enjoy his comments.
    8 points
  23. Is there a college "brand" more over-hyped and over-valued than Texas? They remind me a lot of the Cowboys. Fans continue to watch and support no matter how crappy the product on the field.
    8 points
  24. 1. I think Gabe Blair is our starting left guard this season. 2. Aune game 1, but I think he’ll be erratic at some point early in the season and open the door for Ruder and he won’t look back. Feel confident both will be above average starting CUSA QBs when they are on the field. 3. Adaway. By a lot. Torrey splitting out to the slot when we are in 11 personnel and the defense is situated accordingly, only to have to put an LB on him when he splits out should help us get more of those short-yardage pass plays instead of so many incompletions like last year. Adaway will be the feature guy and his size/speed combo gives him a chance to be special at this level. 4. No because it sounds like Mccrae is a 3-tech defensive tackle now. Was starting there in the spring and is now almost 280 according to his Twitter. We’ll see if he can hold that spot down next to Novil but I expect him there this season, not at defensive end. 5. Sure, just seems like we have so much talent at receiver I’m not concerned who the number 1 guy is. Tommy Bush had 36 P5 offers out of high school, Bryson Jackson had 20, Caleb Johnson had 10, Detraveon Brown had 3 and Loronzo Thompson had 2 and those guys are our 3rd-7th receivers. There’s just so much talent at receiver we don’t have to rely on any one guy being at a certain level. 6. Adaway or Murphy twins. All 3 showed all CUSA potential and head into the year with experience they lacked heading into last season. Gaddie is another candidate. Lot of talent and he has experience at safety instead of switching there mid season. 7. Yes but mainly because we are just so much better personnel wise than we were heading into last season. A LOT of 1st year players last season who now have a year of starting experience, only one starter lost, plus 5 D1 transfers, 4 of them being full-year starters at their previous school. Just like receiver, we aren’t sunk if a guy underwhelms. We have a lot of options of guys who are experienced and talented.
    8 points
  25. Not a fan of the grass end zones and watching kids slide or roll down the grass during the game...I'm sure the kids love it, but it just screams small time football to me. If you want to do something other than the wing (or is it a tail?), then come up with something interesting and unique and not just what a bunch of other stadiums have done.
    8 points
  26. This. Just accept that we aren’t ever going to be in a conference with SMU or UH, much less Tech, Baylor, or TCU. Our conference sucks balls, but our conference divisional setup now is the best we have ever had. We play three other Texas schools that are FBS—we also play La Tech, USM, and UAB in our division, all of whom have accomplished a lot, much more than we ever have. We can either enjoy the setup we have or you can walk away, just like the other 98% of the UNT Family. This setup isn’t the SLC, Big West, or SBC, where we had our closest conference games in Eastern Arkansas, Monroe, Louisiana, or Lafayette, Louisiana
    8 points
  27. I'm sure the AAC would love all 8, but the probability is that they get 2 or 3. It wouldn't surprise me at all if the AAC lost a few members, either. I guess the same goes for the MWC in all of this, as well. As I said, its pretty clear to me that, while the playoff will expand to 12, it will be for the 4 major conferences, ND, and whoever finishes at the top of the teams in the AAC, Big XII, and MWC, as well as BYU. Its effectively over for the Lower G5s, as has been predicted for a long time now. It probably should be, too. The SBCUSA and MAC schools don't have budgets/deep pocketed alumni to compete with most of these schools above us. Do I still think it will be fun to go to Apogee and see us play against other SBCUSA schools? Of course--it has been these last 10 years, so this won't be changing. What killed our chances was the 1-aa Fiasco of the 80's and early 90's. We nuked a fanbase, albeit one that wasn't huge, but had potential to be great IF the university showed any interest in the sports world back then. We would have been so much smarter to have followed Louisiana Tech, Arkansas State, Tulsa, and others back then and either avoided i-aa or gotten up from it ASAP. Its my belief, that unlike the schools I just mentioned (save for Tulsa), we would have been in the AAC/MWC already had we done that. But we didn't and the years that followed saw our fanbase decline significantly and never recover as we basically just moved up to I-A in 1995 and ran the entire athletic department off of bodybag games for the next 15 years. We earned our place at the conference table/classification we sit at today. This place isn't Rice, where the small academic school in Houston got into the SWC in its infancy, only to watch the entire landscape leave it behind. We never even got the chance to play with the cool jocks--we always had to be the band kids, the ones who had their own club, except we had no one else in the club, as literally nobody else put music and arts in front of their sports programs as the window to their university. The price to be paid for that viewpoint, athletically-speaking, came home to roost decades and decades ago, yet we have had many who believed, as I once did, the university might FINALLY be able to use its advantages geographically and enrollment/alumni wise to get into better conference setups. That day never came. And in the end, it is what it is. UNT Football will still be fun to go watch at Apogee with your family and friends, it just will never be a place to go watch our team have the chance to make our way up into the playoff scenario in the years ahead, which was always something I wanted to see happen, even if my head knew my Mean Green Heart was lying to me about that possibility. SBCUSA and MAC schools have been FCS-like for the Power schools, buying us for easy wins and getting our ticket money for the opportunity to watch us get crushed the clear majority of time. That model has lasted a long time, but the NIL and TV deals eventually killed this setup, as people just wouldn't watch and the media began howling about the reality of these games being wipeouts. The networks and the fans want their money going to see power-on-power matchups, so the 12 team playoff setup allows for losses to not hurt as bad anymore--and it makes the rich get richer.
    8 points
  28. Like I said, I admire AAC's gumption here...but I still look at if from OK State and TTech's point of view. Both of which have been ranked in the top 10 and been in big national championship implication games the past few years. As they ponder that situation, look at being in a conference with Temple, Tulane and Tulsa and say "thanks....but we'll just go indy if we have to for now" There is NO WAY those schools go to the AAC. Their fans and alumni would revolt.
    8 points
  29. Don't know why the mods allow him for so long. DOn't know why they think allowing him to continue is some kind of noble thing to do, or if a ban is some kind of immoral thing. It's a freaking private internet sports board. Just f'n delete and ban him! His life will go on. This board will go on. Until then, we have the power to remove his sense of power: stop replying/quoting him. Even if you have the upper hand. Even if you think you have a "gotcha" post, don't post it. Even if you have a moment of actual, reasonable debate that doesn't feel like trolling. don't! Stop replying/quoting him! Just in case I wasn't clear: stop replying/quoting him.
    8 points
  30. If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a million times. Nothing is more pure than college athletics folks 😅
    8 points
  31. Rhoades said the financial implications could put into question upcoming projects -- including the building of a new basketball arena -- and affect academic opportunities for students. Rhoades said the school, like others impacted, will also struggle to attract and keep talent on the field and in coaching staffs. "The economic impact is real," Rhoades said less than four months after the men's basketball team won the NCAA championship. "If we are no longer a member of a Power Five, we will sell less tickets, we will sell less merchandise, we will raise less money and we will have less corporate sponsorship." read more: https://news.google.com/articles/CBMikQFodHRwczovL3d3dy5lc3BuLmNvbS9jb2xsZWdlLWZvb3RiYWxsL3N0b3J5L18vaWQvMzE5NDU0OTIvYmlnLTEyLWNvbW1pc3Npb25lci1ib2ItYm93bHNieS13YXJucy01MC1oaXQtdHYtY29udHJhY3QtdmFsdWUtdGV4YXMtb2tsYWhvbWEtbGVhdmUtc2Vj0gGeAWh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmVzcG4uY29tL2NvbGxlZ2UtZm9vdGJhbGwvc3RvcnkvXy9pZC8zMTk0NTQ5Mi9iaWctMTItY29tbWlzc2lvbmVyLWJvYi1ib3dsc2J5LXdhcm5zLTUwLWhpdC10di1jb250cmFjdC12YWx1ZS10ZXhhcy1va2xhaG9tYS1sZWF2ZS1zZWM_cGxhdGZvcm09YW1w?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen
    7 points
  32. I haven’t watched the film but I know our tackle depth is not great right now. Jacob Farrell was supposed to be our starting left tackle this season and Erik Williams was looking like a potential heir apparent to Jacob Brammer at right tackle. Both left the team in January. We brought in one high school tackle in Rayvon Crum who looks very promising but it makes sense to bring in someone a little older to provide the immediate depth this season.
    7 points
  33. Didn’t seem to bother them when they left Houston, Smut, TCU, and Rice behind…
    7 points
  34. @UNTLifer There is a long way to go to national signing day and a lot that can happen, but I do expect UNT to sign a smaller class.
    7 points
  35. Just found this video. The Beyond the Green series was the first & most comprehensive video on UNT’s IPF, but AD Wren Baker sheds a bit more light & (perhaps) new information for some in this newer one.
    7 points
  36. No thanks. I would rather enclose the wing than add a grass hill or something. I personally like the wing, it makes Apogee is more unique stadium. I mean most G5 stadiums have that one spot in the stadium that’s not full all the time (section facing the press box at SMU) If we were to ever get rid of it, do something that makes it different but not less. Less capacity makes it look not good on paper and would put us at the bottom half of capacity.
    7 points
  37. Actually, if you want to read the manifesto today, you have to pay for it. On a side note, if SMU and the Unabomber played, I would sit on the Unabomber side of the field.
    7 points
  38. Why do the mods/admin allow this guy to just constantly shit on our school as if he brings anything new to the table?
    7 points
  39. Wren deserves to be considered. The last thing you want is an AD that nobody else wants. If he stays, good for us.
    7 points
  40. We have at least 1 opening every year after 2026 and SMU has hardly anything scheduled past 2024. There is certainly room to continue the series if both schools want.
    6 points
  41. I mean I see the benefits. Playing a Texas school, some place our alumni can travel (you live in Temple, I better see you there lol). Maybe we tried to shoot our shot with Ok State, Arizona and it wasnt there.
    6 points


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