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  1. Chill out people. Team is improved. SMU is a very good football team and that will show as the season progresses. We gave them all they could handle in the first half.
  2. Hopefully Jason will have a good outing.
  3. I am proud of our fans and feel like we do have a very loyal fan following we just need to feed the masses with more success. I think we are poised to do that with the right coach. The location is phenomenal with all the growth. Good academics, facilities and huge alumni base to draw from. That the thing SMU cannot emulate is our sheer numbers. Are many of them apathetic sure, but we know that we have a solid base to build from. Look at last week, you could have fried an egg on that concrete walk-way to the Hill and yet we had a very respectable showing against an FCS team that bright maybe a couple hundred at best. Could SMU do that? No. I just wish SMU didn't hate us so much. If they could support us we would fly through this thing. They won't but like another said, they won't be long for the AAC anyway since they probably expect to get into the Big 12 when they expand again. I would put how much we have built this program in the past 10 years against just about any program in the country. The only thing we have not done well in is hiring coaches. Part of that was self inflicted because we didn't pay enough but now we are at the top of G5 in terms of compensation. And our recruiting profile is phenomenal with our location and the level of high school talent we have around us.
  4. Did anyone notice the article @Brett Vito wrote regarding the change they made to Seth’s contract in the off-season? If that does not spell out the situation he is in here I do not know what does. Basically it is what you would call the “McCarmey Clause” in that it requires for Seth to go after a new job after being fired for cause which minimizes the UNT contract buyout significantly. He’s worthier going to sink or swim and it will happen in the first 6-7 games.
  5. And what really sucks is we have to defend against Siggurs! Dammit he would be are starter this season and Torrey would be at WR where we wouldn’t have all the drops.
  6. On a more positive note Gabe Blair basically started the game at left guard next to Cole Brown. On the 2nd UNT series he had a terrific block down that opened up that huge Torrey run for 32 yards. He’s going to be a great player.
  7. I rewatched the game today and it’s not good folks. If they NWS had not turned the ball over in such critical situations on our side of the field, this game would have been VERY close! This defense is still very weak. Tyree Davis goes unblocked and makes a big play. Next play he gets blocked and they run for 40. Out linebackers are very small and against a bigger team like SMU they will be exposed. I do think the front 4 is improved. But that’s about it. I’m sorry but Bennett is going to Need to recruit some better linebackers to make his defense work against this schedule.
  8. DENTON, Texas – There were plenty of big plays and turnovers in Northwestern State's season-opening football game at North Texas on Saturday night. Unfortunately for the Demons, they had too many of one and not enough of the other. Mean Green running back DeAndre Torrey rushed for a career-high 244 yards and three touchdowns and the Demons turned the ball over four times, allowing North Texas to pull away for a 44-14 victory at Apogee Stadium. "It's frustrating when you look at the scoreboard at the end of the game," fourth-year head coach Brad Laird said. "The thing I told the guys, you look at the second half, coming out of the half, we get the interception, and we have the touchdown to Jay (Griffin) that gets called back. Those are things, when you're playing games like this, you can't have." The Demons (0-1) matched the Mean Green punch for punch for most of the first half, thanks to a pair of big plays on offense and an opportunistic defense. Down 7-0 after Torrey's first touchdown – a 24-yard run – Northwestern State answered with its first big play. Kaleb Fletcher hit Kendrick Price on a slant route, and Price broke through a one-on-one tackle, turning it into a 65-yard touchdown. "That definitely put a spark in the team," said running back Scooter Adams, who ran for 92 yards on 12 carries and added 36 yards on a team-high seven catches. "That gave us some momentum. We've got to keep getting more explosive plays like that." Adams had the Demons' other big offensive play in the first half. Trailing 17-7, Adams took a second-down carry through a gaping hole 36 yards for his first touchdown of the season, cutting the NSU deficit to a field goal. Adams' score was set up by a Cedric Anderson interception of Jace Ruder. "That came off a free safety blitz," said Anderson, who also broke up a pass in the end zone in the second half. "I have to give credit to (PJ) Herrington. He came in on the blitz and hit the quarterback. I got on top of him, and when I turned around, the ball was there and I had to make a play." While the Demons were able to force Ruder into a pair of interceptions, the Mean Green (1-0) proved more capable at converting the Demons' miscues into points. North Texas turned its four extra possessions into 13 points, backing Torrey's performance, which was the fourth-most yards gained by a running back against the Demons in a single game. "From coaches and players, there are a lot of mistakes we made, but there were a lot of great things we did, too," Laird said. "We'll learn from those mistakes and get ready for Week 2." NSU moved the ball throughout the game – finishing with 418 yards, including 218 on the ground. However, the Demons could not convert a fourth-and-1 from the North Texas 11 in the first quarter of a scoreless game. Similarly, NSU was unable to take advantage of Bartholomew's interception on the first play of the second half. The junior cornerback's eighth career interception extended his streak of games with an interception to four, stretching across three seasons. The Demons appeared to have taken advantage of Bartholomew's diving interception as Fletcher delivered a perfect deep ball to Griffin, who hauled it in around the 10-yard line and outraced the defender to the end zone. An illegal shift nullified the apparent 38-yard score. One play later, North Texas recovered an NSU fumble that led to Roderic Burns' leaping 23-yard touchdown catch from Ruder and a 17-point Mean Green lead. "Our guys competed," Laird said. "Our guys played hard. Our guys made some plays. That was a good thing to be able to get on film Week 1 against a good team that was a bowl team last year. The biggest thing is, when we have those opportunities, to take advantage of them against anybody. That showed itself tonight." The Demons return to action next Saturday at Alcorn. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. in Lorman, Mississippi. LINK: https://nsudemons.com/news/2021/9/4/demon-football-demons-can-t-cash-in-on-opportunities-drop-opener-to-north-texas.aspx
  9. Can someone get some stck em for the receivers hands?
  10. DENTON, Texas – A short-handed North Texas soccer team lost its first match of the 2021 season Thursday night with a 2-0 defeat at home to Baylor. Down three starters and a key sub, the Mean Green (3-1-1) gave up two first half goals to the Lady Bears (3-2). It's UNT's first lost at home to BU since 1997. "It was a very disappointing loss for us at home," said head coach John Hedlund. "We never got pass the questionable penalty kick that was called against us. We have to be stronger mentally and stay with our style of play throughout the game." Baylor struck first in the 16th minute when they converted on said penalty kick following a handball call in the box. They'd score again roughly 15 minutes later when a breakdown by the North Texas defensive backline allowed for BU's Mackenzie Anthony to be left alone and sneak behind the UNT defense for a clear drive and 1-v-1 opportunity, which she didn't miss. The Mean Green had opportunities in the second half to score. They had four corner kicks in the last 45 minutes but got just one shot out of the four and it was blocked before getting close to the Lady Bears' keeper. "Credit to Baylor they're a good team," said senior captain Brooke Lampe. "We worked hard but at the end of the day if you don't communicate well and don't put the ball in the back of the net it doesn't matter as much. Yes the missing players hurts but we know we can do better and we'll go back and look at the film and see where we can improve." With the lean roster, Victoria Altieri and Hadley Williams had their first career UNT starts on Thursday and seven North Texas players saw a season-high in minutes. The Mean Green will be right back at it on Sunday when they travel to Oklahoma to face the Sooners for a 5 p.m. CT first kick. Sunday's match will be broadcast on Bally Sports Oklahoma.
  11. Whether or not we have one our ship is basically tied to SMUt. Sad to say it but true it is
  12. Love me some WACO football. Go Midway home of JoJo Ward!
  13. Not NT related but an incredibly interesting story that someone will make a movie out of someday: By his own count he had played in 70 college football games at four colleges under two names. There was a pathology to it, no question. Living in a college dorm at the age of 30, shuttling between two identities, remembering not to order his preferred Absolut martini on dates, maintaining the ruse for one reason: to be a reserve cornerback. Lines, legal and ethical, were definitely crossed when he copped an acquaintance's Social Security number and accepted a full scholarship at the University of Texas under an assumed name. But Ron Weaver did get to play Division I football, which was all he ever wanted. Whether you regard Weaver's hustle as unethical, as criminal or as part of that great American tradition of becoming whomever you want to be depends on how much of a stickler you are for the law and for the NCAA's rules of eligibility, which say that a student-athlete generally has no more than five years to play four seasons of football. The view from Texas is unequivocal: Officials there wasted little time pinning the Longhorns' 28-10 Sugar Bowl loss to Virginia Tech on Weaver, whose true identity was discovered on the very eve of the Dec. 31 game. The team, say those officials, was deflated by the revelation and played poorly as a result. The school then proceeded to float rumors about Weaver, who, the officials said, was involved in gangs, gambling and general skulduggery. Texas, which hasn't backed up any of those charges, is threatening legal action, possibly to recover the value of Weaver's scholarship. read more: https://vault.si.com/vault/1996/01/15/the-great-impostor-ron-weaver-tricked-texas-into-prolonging-his-life-in-football
  14. Too many to mention but I'd keep an eye on these on offense: Bryson Jackson the juco transfer WR - was a 4 star recruit coming out of high school. Tommy Bush the Georgia WR transfer - https://meangreensports.com/sports/football/roster/tommy-bush/5252 DeTraveon Brown WR that was highly rated and tons of offers. Was a bit forgotten in the covid year as a true freshman - https://meangreensports.com/sports/football/roster/detraveon-brown/5058 Ikaika Ragsdale Running Back will play a big role this season after Oscar's injury - https://meangreensports.com/sports/football/roster/ikaika-ragsdale/5117
  15. Read more: https://www.ntdaily.com/column-jace-ruder-will-be-given-the-chance-to-prove-himself-in-denton/
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