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  1. 10 plus offers and 3 star ranking. This staff is really finishing strong. A couple more committed unannounced should be announcing soon.
    24 points
  2. Beating out Oklahoma State is a big recruiting win for this staff. Rauschenberg will look to replace Ethan “Money” Mooney this season.
    18 points
  3. Joe has been incredibly generous with his time. He already makes the trip from his home in beautiful Flower Mound just about any time that he's asked. He's not as young as he used to be, but he still gives 100% effort.
    18 points
  4. The last weekend before NSD. North Texas is trying to close out the first class of the Eric Morris ERA. I know I always look at things with green tinted glasses. But this glass has the real potential to be a special class with all things considered. Coach Morris was behind the 8 ball from the moment he was hired. But this staff has worked double time to put together a very nice class. It is well balanced with talented additions in all three phases. The class has a mixture of ready to play now guys as well as developmental guys. This weekend will be the last chance for the staff to put finishing touches on the glass prior to next Wednesday. Vistors for this weekend. Jayven Anderson North Shore (Houston, TX) Safety 6-0 / 205 https://247sports.com/player/jayven-anderson-46116359/ This would be a huge pick up late. He would be a top 5 recruit according to rankings according to 247 in the ranking’s era. He has double digit offers including multiple P5 offers. Not to mention he also plays a position of need, not to mention a very important position in the new defense. Desmond Magiya McKinney (McKinney, TX) Offensive Tackle 6-4 / 270 https://247sports.com/player/desmond-magiya-46138430/ The current commit will make the trip up to North Texas. This kid is a raw offensive tackle prospect with only 2 years of football experience. He reminds me of a Jacob Brammer type. Long athletic specimen than can develop into an all-conference type OT. Kollin Lewis Gladewater (Gladewater, TX) Defensive Back / Wide Receiver 5-11 / 170 https://247sports.com/player/kollin-lewis-46113827/ Kollin Lewis is the next recruit coming into town. He is a freak athlete from #bEASTexas. He is being recruited as both a CB and WR. The staff has said he has the talent to play both sides at D1 level. As we have learned in the past, the kids from deep in the heart of east Texas have a lot of room to grow. Very exciting prospect with some good upside. Matthew Moore Ellison (Killen, TX) Linebacker 6-2 / 210 https://www.hudl.com/profile/13382540/Matthew-Moore https://www.kwtx.com/2023/01/04/classroom-champions-ellisons-matthew-moore/ Matthew Moore may be the steal of the class. He is highly underrated, but the staff is very high on his potential. He is a 6-2 linebacker that has 4.5 speed, and you can see it on film. Not to mention he is a star in the classroom. Joseph Kim Lawton High (Lawton, Ok) Kicker 5-10 / 190 https://www.kohlskicking.com/player-profiles/joseph-kim Big time kicker prospect. Currently the number 7th ranked kicker in the country. Can never be too set at the kicker postion. It can win and lose you a game. North Texas has been spoiled the last decade. Will be interesting to see who carries on torch after 'Money" Mooney. West Wilson Lovejoy (Lucas, Texas) TE/DE 6-2 / 245 https://www.hudl.com/profile/15357246/West-Wilson The tight end room has been depleted this offseason. Wilson is a name that can come in to add some depth to that room. He also can flip over to the other side of the ball and play some DE as well. Visited Boise State last weekend.
    16 points
  5. North Texas Big Board Signees Marcus Moore Coffeyville C.C. (Coffeyville, KS) Defensive Line 6-1 / 295 https://247sports.com/player/marcus-moore-46056652/ Landon Sides Guyer (Denton, TX) Wide Receiver 6-0 / 180 https://247sports.com/player/landon-sides-46136085/ Damon Youngblood McKinney (McKinney, TX) University of Louisiana Lafeyette Safety 5-10 / 180 https://247sports.com/Player/Damon-Youngblood-46114591/ Larry Moore Fort Bend Marshall (Missouri City, TX) Texas Tech Offensive Tackle 6-5/ 275 https://247sports.com/Player/Larry-Moore-46079314/ Phillip Hill Klein Collins (Spring, TX) UNLV Safety 6-0 / 183 https://247sports.com/Player/Phillip-Hill-46040111/ Trey Cleveland Arlington (Arlington, TX) Texas Tech Wide Receiver 6-3 / 175 https://247sports.com/Player/Trey-Cleveland-46056921/ Paula Vaipulu Channelview (Channelview, TX) Georgia Tech Offensive Tackle 6-3 / 305 https://247sports.com/Player/Paula-Vaipulu-46080006/ Chandler Rogers Lake Ridge (Mansfield, TX) University of Louisiana Monroe Quarterback 6-0 / 194 https://247sports.com/Player/Chandler-Rogers-45572576/ Unsigned Commits Dietrich Moore Broken Arrow (Broken Arrow, OK) Linebacker 6-0 / 205 https://247sports.com/player/dietrich-moore-46133206/ Desmond Magiya McKinney (McKinney, TX) Offensive Tackle 6-4 / 270 https://247sports.com/player/desmond-magiya-46138430/ Evan Jackson North Shore (Houston, TX) Safety 5-10 / 170 https://247sports.com/player/evan-jackson-46133196/ Dylan Brown-Turner South Oak Cliff (Dallas, TX) Linebacker 6-1 / 200 https://247sports.com/player/dylan-brown-turner-46098983/ Brian Nelson Shadow Creek (Pearland, TX) Cornerback 6-0 /181 https://247sports.com/player/brian-nelson-46132014/ Isaac Sohn Aledo (Aledo, TX) Offensive Tackle 6-5 / 280 https://247sports.com/player/isaac-sohn-46128071/ Pending Offers Jayven Anderson North Shore (Houston, TX) Safety 6-0 / 205 https://247sports.com/player/jayven-anderson-46116359/ Keith Smith South Oak Cliff (Dallas, TX) Defensive Line 6-2 / 280 https://247sports.com/player/keith-smith-46114927/ Matthew Moore Ellison (Killen, TX) Linebacker 6-2 / 210 https://www.hudl.com/profile/13382540/Matthew-Moore Kollin Lewis Gladewater (Gladewater, TX) Defensive Back / Wide Receiver 5-11 / 170 https://247sports.com/player/kollin-lewis-46113827/ Taylor Starling South Oak Cliff (Dallas, TX) Cornerback 5-10.5 / 170 https://247sports.com/Player/Taylor-Starling-46097953/ Brody Bujnoch Hutto (Hutto, TX) Linebacker 6-3 / 220 https://247sports.com/Player/Brody-Bujnoch-46097431/ Unsigned Portal Commitments Ethan Miner Kingswood-Oxford School (West Hartford, CT) Arkansas State Center 6-2.5 / 283 https://247sports.com/player/ethan-miner-46054744/ Noah Rauschenberg Union (Tulsa, OK) Baylor Kicker 6-2 / 185 https://247sports.com/Player/Noah-Rauschenberg-46058161/
    16 points
  6. He already comes in ahead of Brett Maher in the DFW kicker power rankings
    16 points
  7. 15 points
  8. 15 points
  9. That was De Long's choice. He chose to improve on Lovelace Field, instead of waiting for a new stadium later. Since he chose to stay at the Lace, the program has a new field, walls & outfield fence, batting cages, bullpen, and video board. The athletic department wouldn't have added those facilities if it was just going to be a temporary home for the softball program. The choice was obviously smart, because the girls are ranked #24 heading into the season.
    15 points
  10. 13 points
  11. There is a lot of mystery at this point on who will be the Saskatchewan Roughriders starting quarterback when they begin the season on June 11 in Edmonton. Entering his third year with the Roughriders, Mason Fine is looking forward to competing for the position when the team begins training camp this May. The Riders quarterback was a guest on Tuesday’s edition of the SportsCage with Michael Ball. Fine said his goal entering the 2022 season was to build off his rookie campaign as he continued to make the transition to the professional game. At the beginning of his sophomore year with the Riders entrenched as the backup, the North Texas product was hoping to provide Saskatchewan with a solid backup plan at quarterback. He felt that he got off on the right foot. “I think I had a great training camp to start off the season and I really think I took some strides there with all of the reps that I got. ” Last season, Fine saw the majority of his action in three games. He came in relief for Cody Fajardo against the BC Lions on August 19 and was the team’s starting quarterback for their final two games of the season against the Calgary Stampeders. The QB ended the season with 690 passing yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. The 25-year-old hopes to take his game to another new level in 2023. “I think I made great strides from 2021 to 2022, now I need to take a bigger step forward and get better overall as a quarterback.” read more: https://www.620ckrm.com/2023/01/25/308260/#.Y9Ge12lJczd.twitter
    13 points
  12. This is the second administrator that has been hired from a lower classification school. Jared Mosley's experience was at Abilene Christian, where he was VERY successful at fund raising. Dr. Smith seems to have been successful at fund raising at a much smaller school. In both cases I'm assuming they had to work harder (and I assume smarter) and with fewer resources to become successful. My experience has been that those type people don't make up excuses for not being successful and reaching their goals. I could be wrong, but I am anticipating a significant culture change regarding how the athletic department is going to be run.
    13 points
  13. This might have been talked about and I just missed it but lightthetower.com got an update. Features what looks like an updated Athletic Center expansion plan.
    13 points
  14. Truly amazing what this staff has been able to do after such a late start and being under the gun. The future of this program is very bright
    12 points
  15. Mac and the team climbed up into the student section after the game.
    12 points
  16. Excited for this one. This will be my son's first game (he'll be 5 months old next weekend).
    12 points
  17. Patience you will be happy with way they finish out class. Got some already committed…
    12 points
  18. Baseball would be nice, but it's not more important than improving our current facilities/sports to compete as soon as possible in the American. I hope we get baseball too, but let's be real about the timeline of when that's actually gonna happen. Looks like Dr. Smith has some fundraising chops, so lets hope he hits the ground running at UNT to make these improvements as quickly as possible.
    12 points
  19. Those of you wanting to add Baseball, this should be your knight in shining armor.
    12 points
  20. You guys can kid around all you want but there have been several legitimate reports of the PAC 12 and Big 12 considering SMU as a component of their expansion plans. It is becoming evident that we will not be staying in the AAC for very long. I know it is a big step up for you guys and I do wish you well in the AAC.
    12 points
  21. Student section filled out pretty good tonight.
    11 points
  22. Join Harry and North Texas Football recruiting expert JD Davis as they analyze the latest commitments and signings for Eric Morris and his newly hired staff as they edge closer to finalizing the Mean Green 2023 signing day class. Audio Link: https://gomeangreen.libsyn.com/gomeangreencom-barbershop-podcast-232-jan-25-2023
    10 points
  23. Joe has had season tickets in the Club since Apogee opened. while I don't "take roll," I would say I see him there more than not.
    10 points
  24. D’Andre Payne joined the UNT Football staff in January 2023. He serves as a defensive analyst. Payne came to North Texas following four seasons on staff at his alma mater, Iowa State. He was a quality control assistant for the ISU defense from 2021-22 following one year as a graduate assistant in 2020. Payne was a student assistant in 2019. In Payne's four seasons on staff, the Cyclones appeared in a three bowl games: 2019 (Camping World Bowl), 2020 (Fiesta Bowl) and 2021 (Cheez-It Bowl). Iowa State ranked in the top-three in the league in scoring defense every season of his coaching tenure. The Cyclones finished No. 6 nationally (285.6 ypg) in total defense in 2022. Payne was a star in Iowa State’s secondary from 2016-18, starting 31 games while racking up 130 tackles, 13.0 TFL, 14 pass breakups and two interceptions in his outstanding Cyclone career. The Cyclones made bowl games and won eight games in both of his last two seasons, earning Honorable Mention All-Big 12 accolades in 2017 with 48 tackles and 6.0 TFL. Payne won the 2016 Dury Moss Award as the team’s top newcomer and participated in the 2019 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl after his career ended. The Washington, D.C., native is a 2017 graduate of Iowa State.
    10 points
  25. Mr. Greene has been more than gracious with his time supporting North Texas. I think UNT has milked that for about all they can get.
    10 points
  26. They have several committed that haven’t announced yet
    9 points
  27. We get a week off to get ready for Rice. Huge game that we need to separate ourselves safely for the 2 seed.
    9 points
  28. Looks like this is a fund raiser and will be during the Spring Practice timeframe
    9 points
  29. These ugly wins are getting old. Especially against bad teams. Our center should not have as many turnovers as he did. 5 at least? Two travels, a palming, a backcourt violation, and a pass to the camera man? I love our team but Abou is especially frustrating. He reminds me of myself playing 2K. I can't remember all of the controller button combinations to make actual post moves on the game. It often looks like he's just pressing buttons out there hoping to find the right combination, and when he shoots, he lets go of the shooting button too soon or too late. Meanwhile, Tylor's back continues to hurt since he has to carry our team to the finish line. What is it going to take for some of the other guys to get more comfortable in the last part of the game? Do they need to run a drill in practice where whoever misses the most shots gets cut from the team? Lol. Meanwhile, students showed out, even if a lot were sitting, despite the disappointment from the Rice game. It's been the alumni that have had a weak showing the past few games.
    9 points
  30. Getting kids from state championship teams is a good strategy 👏
    9 points
  31. Met this guy and Demarcus Ayers yesterday. Really good dudes! Happy to have them aboard!
    9 points
  32. DENTON, Texas – Accomplished athletics administrator Dr. Connor Smith has been named UNT Athletics’ new Associate Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Vice President and Director of Athletics Jared Mosley announced Tuesday. “I’m excited to welcome Connor, his wife Cami and their daughters Coraleigh and Copelynn to the Mean Green family!” Mosley said. “Connor brings a wealth of leadership experience that will serve our student-athletes, coaches and staff well as we transition into the American Athletic Conference and continue to build on the momentum we have within our programs. He is highly respected across the industry and will be a great resource for us here at UNT.” Smith, who joins the Mean Green following a stellar eight-plus years as Director of Athletics at Dallas Baptist University, fills the position vacated by Mosley when he was promoted into his new role by UNT president Neal Smatresk on December 10. “I am thrilled and honored to join Jared Mosley, UNT Athletics, and the entire Mean Green family,” Smith said. “I look forward to serving and working alongside the incredible student-athletes, coaches, staff, and community as we strive to Build Champions and Prepare Leaders. The future is incredibly bright for the Mean Green, and I can't wait to get to work in Denton, Texas.” A native of Cedar Park, Texas, Smith was named Director of Athletics at DBU in June 2014. He was promoted to Vice President and Director of Athletics in November 2022. During Smith's tenure as the program's Director of Athletics, DBU won its first NCAA Division II National Championship when the women's golf team captured a national title in 2021. The Patriots also won 47 conference championships, advanced to seven NCAA Division I Regional appearances in baseball, including one Super Regional appearance in 2021, 21 NCAA Division II National Championship appearances, one NCAA DII Final Four appearance in women's soccer, and became one of just seven men’s basketball programs in the country to reach five consecutive NCAA DII tournaments. Additionally, the DBU Cheer and Dance programs both captured back-to-back National Championships (NCA and NDA) during the 2022 competitive season. At the conclusion of the spring 2022 semester, DBU Athletics earned a 3.4 cumulative grade point average across each of the NCAA varsity athletics programs, which marked the second highest average GPA in department history. A few of the additional academic honors for DBU Athletics during Smith's tenure as Director of Athletics included a baseball program record for NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR), Women's Academic Award of Excellence, NCAA President's Award of Excellence for an Academic Success Rate of 90% (earned in back-to-back years) and the Heartland Academic Award of Excellence. Additionally, Smith and the Patriots launched Patriots Prepared during the 2019-2020 academic year with leadership programming that prepares and equips student-athletes for life and their professional careers after graduation. Furthermore, Patriots Prepared helped provide networking opportunities for internships, employment, and aids with NIL education for DBU student-athletes. Under Smith's leadership, Patriot Athletics experienced unprecedented growth in revenue generation, corporate sponsorships, and fundraising. In March of 2019, Smith and DBU Athletics launched the Patriot Athletic Fund, the departments first-ever annual fund and department-wide booster program to support and advance all 25 intercollegiate athletics programs. During Smith's first year as athletic director, Patriot Baseball introduced a new booster fund program called the Dugout Club with the goal to advance the University's sole NCAA Division I program. Since its inception, the Dugout Club has experienced consistent growth and membership for the university's Division I baseball program. Growth was a constant theme under Smith's leadership as DBU Athletics continued to provide new opportunities for student-athletes through new sport additions. From 2014-22, the Patriots added six new sport programs and increased the total number of student-athletes from 301 student-athletes to 449. He also played an integral role in the development and completion of more than 15 capital campaign projects and facility renovations during his time with Patriot Athletics in addition to guiding the department through a pair of conference transitions joining the Lone Star Conference in 2019 and baseball competing in Conference USA in 2023. Smith was also instrumental in the launch of the Patriot Broadcasting Network, the department’s sports broadcast and streaming platform. He oversaw the negotiation of DBU’s first-ever television agreement with Bally Sports Southwest to televise multiple baseball games and a full DBU Athletics rebranding project which produced three new athletics marks along with a multi-year agreement with brand management and licensing partner IMG College Licensing (IMGCL); the first-ever athletics ticketing platform and website, DBUTickets.com. Smith has previously served on the Division II Athletics Directors Association (D2ADA) Board of Directors, the NCAA DII Regulatory Affairs Committee, was a mentor in the D2ADA Mentoring Program, and on the NCAA DII Volleyball and Women's Golf Regional Advisory Committees. Smith is also a past Chair for the Lone Star Conference Council of Athletics Administrators as well as an advisory board member for the sport of STUNT, the YMCA Grand Prairie, and AD's for Christ. Smith is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) as well as the National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD). He was a four-year letterman for the DBU Golf team from 2005-09 and served as the team captain in his junior and senior seasons. Following his playing career, Smith served as the team's Graduate Assistant Golf Coach in 2009. He got his start in collegiate athletics as Assistant AD for Internal Operations at DBU from 2011-13. Smith earned a pair of degrees from Dallas Baptist with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management from in December 2009 and a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Project Management in December 2011. He completed his Doctor of Education in Higher Educational Leadership from TCU in November 2022. Smith and his wife, Cami, have two daughters, Coraleigh and Copelynn. https://dbupatriots.com/staff-directory/connor-smith/47
    9 points
  33. They could also run out to “Back in Black” by AC/DC to get @ADLER’s blood pumping.
    9 points
  34. 9 points
  35. That won’t confuse potential donors at all. 🥴
    9 points
  36. Selfishly, I hope the Battle Flag will be more available on products/
    9 points
  37. the Eagle wings are so much better than the plain north Texas we had on side before.
    8 points
  38. NT 63 UAB 52 final
    8 points


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