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Everything posted by MeanGreenZen

  1. Is consistently average-ish the best we can hope for as North Texas football fans?
  2. That team is just better than us. Better players. Better coaches. Way more fans. Sucks.
  3. How many old coaches ever get fired and then find IT again at a new school? Maybe Mack Brown. Not Dennis Franchionne. Not Larry Coker. Not Howard Schellenberger. Anyone? Gary Patterson had TCU with a losing record last year. They ditch Patterson and with the same dang team will probably play for a national title.
  4. Was Wren Baker perfect? Hell no. Was he pretty damn good? He was. MBB coach was a home run hire. Managing realignment into American was great. He kept Littrell when we were all desperate to keep Littrell (although that turned out lukewarm). Softball improved under Wren and soccer remained excellent. Using the consultant to create the Mean Green Maniacs was also a great move. He did his job well here. I wish him success. I also expect his replacement to do just as good. Managing change is a big part of college athletics. We can do this!
  5. Traylor was already offered a good P5 job at Tech and turned it down. He is getting paid at UTSA and has them in the Top 25 and now moving up a conference. Way easier to win at Tech than WV. Wren has no shot at Traylor. Now if Sark can’t ever figure it out or if the Aggies can afford to buy out Jimbo…
  6. Love Mac. Successful programs get their coaches poached though. Successful programs get another good coach. We can do that.
  7. The The 30% are the good players that you wouldn’t want to lose.
  8. You can’t control what the concession workers wear. We are just lucky to have concession workers. If someone likes the Green Brigade more than the football, good. Their kid is probably in the Green Brigade. Need more of those parents to attend. I arrived off the highway on campus a full one hour before the game with my blue parking pass (that I donate extra to the MGSF to secure) and my two sons. We sat in traffic and finally made to park in the dirt. We missed the first two series of the game. That is the part I am disappointed about. Of course, I would have probably forgiven it all with a win over SMU.
  9. I don’t see anybody else starting up a Mean Green collective. Are you starting one? If not, why not be grateful that someone is?
  10. Ticket office is just trying something different to increase attendance. I like it. The deal they are offering is FOR A BUSINESS. So it is not really fair to compare it to what you get for individual season tickets. If you can get a couple thousand extra people into the door over the course of a season and convert a couple hundred of those into repeat customers then this promotion is a great success. It is a loss leader. Don’t get offended if you are a long-time season ticket holder. You are important. You are also “Old business”. This is about “New business.”
  11. Not really. Any good players will just transfer for their junior and senior seasons.
  12. The current one-time transfer exception is not good for college football. Even professional athletes have contracts that bind them to teams for certain time periods and allow organizations a fair opportunity to build a winning roster. A transfer model must be adopted that offers athletes the option to explore other opportunities, but still incentivizes schools to invest in and develop players. I propose a model where all players have the opportunity to transfer and be immediately eligible AFTER they have accumulated the equivalent of 60 credit hours at their current institution AND again after they graduate (if they still have eligibility remaining). If a player declines to transfer when they hit the 60 hours, that player loses the opportunity to transfer and be eligible immediately until they are a grad transfer. Any player may elect to transfer during the transfer window at ANY point in their career, but transferring before or after your “free” 60 hour transfer or “free” grad transfer will cause you to sit out a year AND lose a year of eligibility. Hardship waivers are no longer available for anyone. If your dog gets sick and you want to transfer, too bad. If someone in your social studies class looks at you funny, too bad. If your favorite coach gets hired somewhere else, too bad. You can still transfer during any transfer window, but there are consequences for doing so outside of your “free” opportunities. The transfer window also opens and closes in the spring. Let’s say it is open from February 15-April 15. If you opt to explore your transfer option when you are eligible, you cannot participate in offseason workouts or spring football at your current school and you must sign with your new school by X date to be eligible for the next football season. If you do not sign by X date, you must wait until the next year’s transfer window and lose a year of eligibility or you may drop down a level to Juco, FCS, DII, DIII and be eligible immediately. The 60 hours must be accumulated AT the current institution. If you graduate high school with 30 hours of college credit, that doesn’t count. Everyone starts at 0 towards the transfer requirement when they enroll at their school. This proposed transfer model allows players who fulfill their obligations as student athletes the freedom to fulfill their athletic potential while also rewarding schools for the investments they make in these players to adequately plan and build winning rosters.
  13. The difference between now and previous downtimes is that now just feels hopeless. Any decent player we get, will just leave us for more money. How much would a P5 school have paid for a sophomore Brandon Kennedy or a freshman Jamario Thomas or a junior Mason Fine? Hard to invest in this when you get gut-punched by your all conference linebacker transferring (at the end of June!). I don’t know what the solution is, or if there will be a solution. All I know is that since the selfishness of NIL and the transfer portal hit college football, I care about it less and less.
  14. Y’all need to quit whining and support the team. I renewed my football season tickets and will bring my family to every game I can. I also bought basketball season tickets for the first time ever last year even though I could only go to three games since I live so far. Renewed those too. My Mean Green basketball season tickets cost me about what I paid to go to ONE Mavericks playoff game. Great things happening across the athletic department for those who care to look. If you support it, more will come…
  15. … and we get a punter transfer from Texas Southern…
  16. Happy birthday to Stone Earle’s dad?
  17. Absolutely. UNT athletics pre-RV vs. post-RV is unrecognizable. RV’s mustache alone deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.
  18. Drez was great. Such a smooth shooter and played hard on defense. I loved watching him. Kinda ruins his legacy by transferring. I understand a kid transferring if the team sucks or if he isn’t getting to play. But Drez played a big role on winning teams in front of some decent crowds. Why transfer?
  19. SMU is no blueblood. Why would Grant go to a school with as many challenges as SMU where a 23-win season (barely missing the NCAA tournament) and a trip to the NIT gets you run out of town? Better play for Grant to stick with North Texas until a real blueblood comes calling. And they will.
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