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  1. Like many of your, I pull what little hair I have left out while watching Aune at times. But, honestly, 10-ish years ago, anyone that sat near me can recall me screaming "OMG THOMPSON WHAT ARE YOU DOING???????", before his senior season... Aune, in a way, reminds me of Thompson going into his senior season. I recall his junior year, I think Thompson threw 15 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions, +/-.....Going into his senior season, the writing was kinda on the wall for Derek. He'd played 3 seasons, and it might be time to start working in a younger kid to learn the system. A lesser QB might have just rolled over, but I recall Derek (even in some write ups/interviews...) saying he was going to work as hard as ever to win that starting job his senior season, which he did.... Thompson wasn't the greatest QB in the world, but the guy was a LEADER, and really great at managing the game and making good/consistent decisions. If Aune puts in the time during offseason, fights for the job, and we have a good QB coach,, coupled with great depth at RB, the backfield will be very tough. It doesn't have to be Heisman-worthy, just consistent, well managed, minimize mistakes, have a sense of urgency...
  2. Hey, you forgot to add "and could possibly pass our program by/beat us..."
  3. I happed to be standing very close to that play when it happened. Agreed, it did look REALLY suspicious, and we all know the QBs intent was to just get rid of a live grenade.....So alot of stuff was happening there...Biggest sin that was committed, is he was clearly in the grasp, failing and flailing, being dragged off balance by at at least 2 UNT guys (maybe 3?, I dont remember...) The whistle SHOULD have been blown, his play was going nowhere... As for other rules, I'd be interested to hear a Ref's complete explanation. Yes, he did throw the ball, no-look, backwards over his shoulder...But, as odd as that looks, I dont think there's any rule about exactly "HOW" you throw a forward pass... He was outta the tackle box, and the very close to the sidelines when it was chucked...He got extremely lucky on that call...
  4. Please dont tell me E-Sports...
  5. Losing, to a better class of people.....ok ok, it was a JOKE, dont downvote me! Looking forward to new conference rivals, different road trips.
  6. I've always said this....I'm sure SMU is a fine institution, has a renowned Law and Business School...But it's the PEOPLE there, the entitlement D-Baggers that ruin their own image. For F sake they should FIX that....But I digress. It doesnt suprise me that they'd put up a fight...Yes - they're D-Bags, I hate em, but lets be honest, they're program's star is WAY on the rise, and we'd trade places with them in a heartbeat I'm sure... Schools are like competing companies trying to gain customer attention. If we're in the same conference, theyre going to have to work harder at recruiting, and likewise, so will UNT... So they're mad....They can get over it...If they're as good as they appear to be, (and regardless of past years, claim their so much more superior of a program, even when they would go 5-7) then good for them....They can work hard and see if they can jump ship out of the AAC one day. Now...Who's ready to buy a billboard ad on 75 Central, close to the Hilltop?
  7. Could he re-gain my support? Absolutely, IF he could win the next 7 games...That would be an amazing story...But, speaking on behalf of those fans that have lived through the tenures past, we've seen this movie too many times. All of his intentions might very well be noble and he really wants to turn it around. But the plane is in a very bad nose dive....and it's on fire, all of the crew is dead.....And there's a scarey guy dressed as a clown in the co-pilots seat... When SL got here, man, I had a man crush on the guy...Now that's a coach...Tough, smart, driven...he's gonna get it done...And he's had some success.. And IF he could manage to keep us at 7-5, 8-4 or 9-3 seasons, I'd stay on board...True, no bowl wins yet, but odds are the scales will tip in our favor, eventually, if you keep up those kinds of records. So for the people (that are likely younger...) that feel like maybe the ship can be "righted" in some miracle way, all of us older guys, speaking from years of experience, it's a math problem that likely cant be solved. Last year was bad...This year is bad....You could let him go, even as soon as now to get a head-start on re-building the future...Or you can wait it out and see how it goes next year....So think about this, after watching last weeks loss, again... Are you ready to lose the next 6-7 games? Or are you ready to lose the next 18-19 games? I will fully admit and completely own this...I was one of those guys that repeatedly said "Todd Dodge IS a good coach, he's gonna turn this around, just give him another year!" It just never happened and UNT shouldve parted ways with him way earlier. If youve ever had a bad employee, that needed to go, but you just keep giving them way too many chances, it's not fair to the company, the customers or the employee.....In Dodges case, keeping him too long wasnt fair to the School, the Fans and even to Todd Dodge... He was let go, and still found a way to come out on top of HS football...Good for him... I love SL...And it's painful to me, but it's time to make the change...The next couple games will confirm it....Maybe he'll prove me wrong...I certainly hope so...
  8. Funny how people probably arrive at their prediction. Myself included. We lose, no doubt. But from what I’ve seen the past couple weeks, I just don’t think this offense is capable of scoring 17 points against any FBS Team. 2 QBs that don’t have stellar passing. A run game that consists of about 3 different plays. Yes, defense seems to demonstrate they work very hard at times, forcing turnovers, etc. But they run outta gas if they offense can’t stay on the field. I told my friends at the game last week that our punter is gonna have to ice down his foot after the game. It’s gotta be killing him. LaTECH 35 UNT 10. (Maybe...)
  9. OK - Someone needs to explain to me (who's NOT the greatest offensive mind in the world, but...) what is the theory behind this offense? Yes, everyone is losing their mind with "lets do an inside hand-off right up the middle for no yards, every....single....first....down.... Yes, the defense is going to clue in on that, after the second time you try it...And you know who else will? Every single opponent that watches tape... I know I might be dumbing it down a bit, but it just seems we have very little plays in our book. Maybe there's a little bit of an off-tackle run kinda thing? But not sure Ive seen any type of "sweep", a counter-play, play action, or a decent pitch play. These are just fundamental run plays, that I'm not sure I've seen or seen done very well at all.... Is our running game playbook THAT thin? And when we go in for what feels like every single 4th and 1 (and, NEVER make it...seriously, we must own some kinda record on that...) do we have a scheme for that, like put in all the big guys, or do we just leave everyone out there from the previous play? Just pooch kick if we dont have the ability or confidence they can covert...
  10. Yeah - apologies for that screaming moron...Here's how bad that is....I was NOT at this tailgate, but I'm fairly certain I know EXACTLY who this idiot is...He's at every UNT home game, doing the same thing, and you can hear him completely across the entire parking lot...I'll all for school spirit, but someone/cops needs to shut this guy down, there's ALOT of kids at the tailgates. He'll do it at this tailgate, and I've seen him and his entourage of friends walking to the stadium and he screams out every 30 seconds.....Idiot...
  11. Their stadium, blech...I think it's closing in on 20 years old now. And I have to admit, when it was built, and even now to a degree, just how it looks from Mockingbird/Central is nice. It's depressed down so it's not so towering over all the homes. But that's where my compliments stop. People compare Ford to Apogee and Ford has slightly more seating, but those extra seats were shoe-horned in by take inches out of the rows of seats...Anytime someone had to come sit in your row, you have to do that sit/stand/turn as sideways as possible dance with a barrage of "excuse me, excuse me excuse me, sorry, excuse me..." If you notice when youre at Apogee, there's like an extra 6" width per row, and it makes all the difference. You can easily walk by people and they barely have to shift in their seat. The circulation/flow around the concourse at Ford is a disaster. It's too small, concession lines serpentine back n forth, cross over the path of people trying to work through there. God, I just wanted a hot dog and I felt like I had floor seats at an Aerosmith Concert. Oh, and the Men's bathroom...like 25 urinals, 2 toilets...Makes total sense.
  12. So I've shown this before, but it gets more fun each year. 9 years ago, we started celebrating "College Colors Day" at the office, and back then, everyone just showed up with a T-Shirt...Over the years, it grew to people bringing tailgate snacks, then desk decorating contests, then your teams "Pod" decorating contest, then we actually set up an indoor tailgate inside a big studio area that we have... The past few years, its evolved into a month long, single elimination corn-hole tournament...You find your opponent and play then when you get a break at work, ultimately culminating to the Championship Game, in front of the entire office at the Indoor Tailgate. The company caters in Wings, and all of the employees bring Pot-Luck side dishes. Prizes given out for best foods, most spirited costume, etc. It's a great event that's really got steam behind it. Enjoy some pics. Alot of decor complete with a full mock-up stadium with thousands of fans snapping pics with their cameras....See video below... BTW, the two finalists for the Championship Game are both UNT grads.... IMG_5206.MP4
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