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Everything posted by untjim1995

  1. Most likely, the CFB world will make the playoff include the Power League Champions, then add in 8 others, of which they will say that ANYONE can be included, but in reality, the G5 will have very little chance of getting anyone into the playoff. For example, if it was this season's current top 12 teams were in play by 2025, it would look like this: (1)UGA, (4)FSU, (3)UT, and (2)Michigan would be the automatics, getting byes. (5)Ohio State vs (12 Alabama in Columbus (6) Penn State vs (11) Notre Dame in Happy Valley (7) Washington vs (10) Utah in Seattle (8) USC vs (9)Oregon in LA There isn't a real CFB journalist in the world who will campaign for Wazzou, Oregon State, or Fresno State to be included (these three are currently ranked and will not be in a power league by then). Currently, two other G5s are receiving votes: Tulane (33rd) and Air Force (36th). Most likely, Washington State would be given the right to play in the Fiesta Bowl against LSU, the last team not making the playoff (ranked 13th). Sadly, the G5s will probably love that deal...and the G5 fans, players, adn coaches will continue to be the only ones who never can celebrate even a hint of a chance at a national title opportunity.
  2. I’ll be shocked if the powers at be allow this. There’s too much money to be made and too much media that only want certain brands included. And then you have the gigantic fanbases to cater to that the G5s just don’t bring I’m comparison. if Aresco can help to pull this off and we actually see a G5 make it, that would be amazing. But I feel like we are gonna hear the BS that we need the 12 best teams and G5s are gonna be eligible to make it like everyone else, then we get 12 teams from the Big 4 Power Conferences and ND every year.
  3. This needs to happen. That G5s allowed themselves to be bought off without getting any real chance at a national title is so very, very sad. Heck, that ought to include another third or Half of the P5s, too. Just ridiculous.
  4. He’s a typical CFB media elitist. They all looked down on us back then because we played teams they all thought shouldn’t be playing Division 1-A football at the time. As with almost every SWC media outlet, we are almost always looked down upon. Most of that is our fault, as we gave up on football for basically 20 years, many of which overlapped the SWC being filled with highly ranked teams. Today, almost all of the DFW media either ignores us or just looks at us as some “special” program that doesn’t fit in with the rest. It’s really too bad.
  5. Yeah, what could Congress possibly have ahead of this important problem that needs solving? I mean, they have crushed it on budgets, border policy, homelessness, and crime enforcement...I'm sure this would definitely get solved perfectly with their involvement.
  6. Mac Engel is a douchebag, but he is right about this. It's not like it isn't obvious. What has always been the saddest part if the entire SMU-North Texas history is that SMU only plays us when it helps them, while we act like its the most awesomest thing ever to play them. We pack their stadium, we get all fired up, and we completely panic our players and coaches the moment they fall behind when playing them, which leads to the eventual ass-kicking we receive. SMU, who brings a few dozen people to Denton in a good year, benefits amazingly, when we bring THOUSANDS of people to Ford Field each time we play there. I've always hated playing them and I wish our fans understood the awful effects that getting drilled by them almost every time we play has caused. But we won't do that--we will cry and gripe for years when SMU drops us from the OOC schedule, even though it will be the very best thing that we could have happen. Let them go their way and enjoy never playing anyone from Texas going forward. Let their oil money pay more for this ACC project, which will be really fun to see when oil eventually drops back to its $30 a barrel level again in the years ahead.
  7. Well, let them enjoy those 3-4 hour flights each way. The biggest issue is dropping them from any schedule, just like TCU did, as well as Baylor, Tech, and UH have done.
  8. They don’t care and the SWC media feels sorry for what happened. This morning on The Ticket, two UNT alums glowingly talked about SMU raising all that cash and being in the ACC. What UNT needs to do ASAP is stop playing then in anything. It really has never helped us anyway, but now, every Texas team needs to avoid them like the plague. Make recruits know that their parents have to travel to Louisville for the closest conference game. San Francisco to Boston to Miami… good luck with all that.
  9. SMU uses their money to get into the club...everyone else in the Power Level club uses their combo of fans, media, money, and political power. The rest of us don't get the luxury of going into that club, so we all need to find our way forward. To me, the Powers are going to separate soon enough, probably withing 10 years. The top 40 brands will get to be NFL-lite teams and then there will be the next 40-80 teams that will look like more traditional college teams. Quite honestly, this cannot happen fast enough. We have had all of about 20 college teams dominate the CFB world over the last 60 years. That's colossally boring. The NCAA Tournament for basketball proves this point, as Americans always want the underdog to have a chance to beat the giants. But CFB media, politics, and money control that product so hard that its almost impossible to get included without winning so much that you cannot be ignored. This means finishing in the Top 10 on multiple occasions AND having a major market to sell. Hence, TCU, UH, UCF, Cincy, and BYU being able to jump upward. And those 5 teams are probably biding time until the future schism I mentioned above finally happens. I don't have any issue with UNT trying to be the best it can be with programs that are on our level with funding, fan interest, and media coverage. Sadly, that eliminates all the SWC teams, except Rice. But it does still include schools in the AAC, CUSA, SBC, MWC, and MAC. And that's still a lot of schools to compete against to be a great program. And I think we can do just that IF we can ever get the right mix of great coach, great roster, and both regular season and postseason wins.
  10. That RV really knew how to schedule OOC games, didn't he?
  11. Just because they were down to their 6th string QB (true story, not exaggerated) and we were at home, that late 4th quarter TD saved us the indignation of probably the worst season of all time. Remember, it included the Portland State debacle that season.
  12. Greatest punt return in CFB history
  13. We already get their money. If they want to show up for what they pay for, ok. But if not, that’s ok, too.
  14. Probably so…I wouldn’t even mind seeing it happen. I’d be all for those NFL-lite teams leaving the rest of us to be under the NCAA.
  15. https://www.outkick.com/new-report-says-ncaa-could-dissolve-top-teams-could-partner-with-nfl/
  16. At a minimum, we should be playing a Saturday spring scrimmage in The Star, just to make inroads over in Frisco. And I’d do the same thing with basketball too—play some spare OOC game over there, just to get people in the UNT Frisco community a chance to see us play.
  17. The portal is the worst part of college football these days…and that’s saying a lot, since there’s strong competition for what ruins the game the most. That said, who knows what will work in terms of the portal to get players here from anywhere…plus, if you are any good or have any talent, some P5 or G5 with cash is gonna buy you away from the current roster, so it comes down to who you can get to come here from another program. Getting to play is usually the biggest factor for a player at the level we play at, but it’s not like people are jumping up and down to play in a stadium that is slightly more than half full on a really good day. So it’s really anyone’s guess as if Morris can really make the transfer portal work for him.
  18. G5 coordinators are kinds like bank employees. If you are any good, you are moving up really fast, either within the same bank or another bank, or you are getting replaced really quickly because its obvious you cannot handle the job duties in a very competitive industry.
  19. What Dickey took over was a paper house. He basically built up something that was more like cardboard. It held up until Tulsa poured water on it and the entire thing fell apart. Dodge comes in and takes the wet cardboard and sets the thing on fire. McCarney took over as the university decided to build up an actual house for the program because of the embarrassing level in which we lived, only to see that support get set on fire, too. What SL inherited and built was going from ashes into something to actually live/work in. And what Eric Morris appears to be doing so far is douse this place in gasoline.
  20. Wow…we got an original back. I really am starting to think we are back in the SBC…
  21. I’d like to see it. I had us losing to La Tech at the beginning of the season, but beating FIU. We could be feeling better if we can get to 2-2, no doubt. I fear 1-11 is very, very possible, though.
  22. McCarney remains the first coach we have hired since Bob Tyler to have had FBS head coaching experience. That has really shown, ESPECIALLY with the two worthless HS coaches we hired. Everyone else, except Corky Nelson, has been an OC at FBS levels when they got hired here. Corky, a DC, probably did more with less than anyone. That’s why I wanted Gary Patterson. A defense first guy in a state where everyone else focuses on offense first. I’d like to think he could do what Hayden Fry did coming here from the other DFW private. But it’s a moot point now.
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