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Everything posted by untjim1995

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. That RV really knew how to schedule OOC games, didn't he?
  5. 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.
  6. Greatest punt return in CFB history
  7. We already get their money. If they want to show up for what they pay for, ok. But if not, that’s ok, too.
  8. 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.
  9. https://www.outkick.com/new-report-says-ncaa-could-dissolve-top-teams-could-partner-with-nfl/
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Wow…we got an original back. I really am starting to think we are back in the SBC…
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. I went back to look at some things from when we joined the SBC in 2001. Because that is when we started playing in a conference we could compete in and we began making headway with students and alumni of that era. But I also wanted to see how who we have beaten to try and see what our records have been against teams people have heard of and care about. Our record since 2001 is 109 and 163, .401 winning percentage. Of those 109 wins, 99 are against FBS teams. We have 10 wins against Middle Tennessee, 7 versus Rice, 7 versus UTEP, 6 against Louisiana-Lafayette, 6 against Florida Atlantic, 5 against Florida International, 5 against Idaho, 5 against Louisiana-Monroe, 5 against Western Kentucky, 5 against Southern Miss, 5 against UTSA, 4 against Arkansas State, 4 against NMSU, 3 against SMU, 3 against La Tech, 2 against Utah State, 2 against Troy, 2 against Ball State, and 2 over Army. Single wins over Cincy, Baylor, Indiana, South Alabama, Tulsa, UNLV, Marshall, UAB, ODU, Arkansas, and Liberty. Our FBS record has been 99-162, a .379 winning percentage. We are 10-1 versus FCS. Against teams that are currently Power Schools (not SMU), we have won 4 games, with wins over Cincy in the NO Bowl, Baylor and Indiana here in Denton, and at Arkansas. Against FBS Texas teams in that span, we are 0-2 against TCU, 0-1 versus Texas Tech, 0-4 against Texas, 1-1 against Baylor, 3-8 against SMU, 0-3 against UH, 7-5 against Rice, 7-3 against UTEP, and 5-6 against UTSA. 23-33 (.411) against FBS Texas teams since '01. Conference record vs SBC and CUSA was 82-85 between 2001-2022. Obviously, we have found conferences that we have been competitive in, for the most part. Hoping the AAC will show to be that way, too, over the next decade or so.
  18. Good grief, who, besides UNT, would hire a coach with that kind of performance on the defensive side of the ball? We deserve what we get.
  19. Who is at the press conference from the media besides Vito and the NT Daily reporter? Because that is also an issue in that nobody from DFW cares enough to send anyone up to Denton to ask tough questions, too.
  20. Going by this HSO, we should have about 500 people at the next game.
  21. I give SL all the credit in the world with getting Mason Fine here. He knew Fine was better than anyone he inherited or could bring in. His contacts in the Oklahoma HS ranks helped him get Fine, but SL pulled it off. Like McCarney, when SL lost that solid QB, it was over…just took a few years to prove it.
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