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  1. 41 minutes ago, Harry said:

    We have to start having real expectations as well as telling the truth about the past.  How can we ever get better if we aren't willing to admit to and honestly evaluate our past mistakes?

    Was I lying about the past?  Are my expectations not real?  I wish he would have panned out, but he didn't due to continuous foot problems.  There are young men on scholarship that rarely if ever see the playing field.  Are they a waste?  English never bailed on his team and continued working to try and play, it just didn't work out.

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  2. Do we have 25 scholarships to give this year?  If so, how do  we see the remaining 5 pieces fitting in?  By we, looking at you @TheReal_jayD or someone else with inside information.

    1.  Do we try to fill up the class by next week?

    2.  Do we go with JUCO's to fill these spots?

    3.  Do we go with a mix of JUCO's and high schoolers?

    4.  Do we save a few spots for transfers and spring commits that might fall through the cracks?

  3. I hate throwing English under the bus.  He didn't want to be injured.  The young man tried to contribute, but he just kept breaking down.  Happens to some young men.  Sometimes their frames are built to support the weight and stress they put on it.  I wish we could have seen him at 100%, but I won't criticize him for trying only to be stop due to injuries.

    I wish we would go put a full court press on the DT from Duncanville, Mitchell, that is currently committed to Colorado State.  CSU just fired Bobo and haven't hired anyone yet.  He may be waiting to see what happens there, but we should be in his ear.  Get Siggers after him, but we need another DT from high school to develop.  I love the Dempsey committment and his video, especially the first interception where his sideline is going crazy, but we need some youngsters to come up in the program.  If we can't sway Mitchell, then we need to get Sumbo from Katy, or hell, let's get both.

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  4. 9 hours ago, FirefightnRick said:

    Dodge wanted to retain Kenny Evans but RV told him no to any DD staff member.  Then,...RV changed his position on this but by the time they got to Coach Evans he had signed on with Dooley at La Tech.  

    And we have to give TD credit for realizing his mistake and trying to correct it.  He fired Mendoza and brought in De Loach.  It just happened too late.



    Never knew that about Evans.  What an idiotic and ego driven move by RV that really hamstrung Dodge.  Say what you want about him, but his hiring could have been a huge success for us as he was/is one of the better QB coaches around and has an incredible mind for offense and scoring points.

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  5. 19 hours ago, El Paso Eagle said:

    I still believe that TD's biggest mistake was his loyalty to the damn coordinators he brought on board. I wish the AD, or President would have convinced him to start with experienced college coordinators.   With the excitement that Dodge was creating if he had been successful ...... 

    This 100%.  He sabotaged his own success by bringing the entire staff on board.  Actually, offense under Dodge was never and issue, but man, the defense was another story.  He should have never been allowed to bring in Mendoza as his coordinator.  I can only imagine what Dodge could have done with a great coordinator and staff on the defensive side of the ball.

  6. 2 hours ago, TheReal_jayD said:


    Appreciate  your information.  I didn't mean that to come across wrong, if it did.  I sincerely appreciate your inside information and fully understand your needing to be tight lipped on a majority of the information you have access to.

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  7. 20 hours ago, NorthTexasWeLove said:

    Splitting up the sunbelt and CUSA to create an actual geographic footprint that makes sense for everyone involved. 

    I would be all for that as well, but as we have learned in the past, we can wish in one hand and crap in the other.  Guess which one fills up first?

  8. 19 hours ago, forevereagle said:

    There was at least one of the P5 conferences on Fox and another on CBS.

    True, but the SEC were on CBS' national broadcast and the Big XII (I believe) was on Fox's national broadcast.  Everybody else was basically tied to ESPN in some way except us.  Commish Judy got us on the CBSSports cable channel, which is included on a lot of cable packages, but, if like mine, is buried in the channels and not one you run across unless searching for it.  Obviously, the conference has to get a better media deal.

  9. https://247sports.com/college/north-texas/Article/North-Texas-Mean-Green-football-receives-commitment-from-JUCO-DE-Davontae-McCrae-140239678/

    "I'm very excited," McCrae said. "Been waiting for a long two years to show I'm another Miami, Florida baller that's going to change somebody's team. Fans are going to get a high energy guy, very emotional for the love of the game and a dedicated hustler. I'm trying to win and prove myself."

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  10. 45 minutes ago, BillySee58 said:

    Novil, Dempsey, Leblanc, and Colvin has the makings of a decent 2-deep. Not the makings of being the strength of the team necessarily, but certainly not a group that projects as being a weak unit like some of us were afraid of.

    Add McCrae to the line at DE with the youngsters coming up and maybe another potential JUCO and our front 6/7 is looking better.

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  11. 37 minutes ago, Cr1028 said:

    I’m happy to see Riley doing well. He always gave max effort for us, his body just couldn’t take the punishment. He is an up and comer in the coaching ranks and will be snagged by a college program soon, that is if he wants to coach in college again. (Remember he was a QC coach at Texas helping out with quarterbacks and was a grad assistant at A&M working with Kingsbury)

    I agree, but I would give another recent North Texas QB a shot before him should his NFL aspirations not come together.

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  12. 59 minutes ago, jtm0097 said:

    He had a program at Gilmer where he would get kids with rough backgrounds to be sponsored by members of the community. A kid I played little league through 9th grade was one of these kids. His sophomore year he moved to "Dallas", but his junior and senior year he was living with an older couple in Gilmer. They gave him a car, and bought him pretty much whatever he wanted. Our little league coach passed away a few years ago, and he was telling us all of the details at the funeral visitation. I had heard similar stories when I was in high school, but to hear this account first hand from a former player was ridiculous.


    That is crazy.

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