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  1. Rico was a great player for us...really fun to watch! Clearly, there is more to this story that we may never know. Like everyone, I found it strange that right after the injury against Cal, it was like he was gone from the team...never on the sidelines and very little information being reported about him and brief, guarded, mentions by Coach Littrell. Was he on the sidelines at practice or ever in the locker room during this time? It’s interesting that it took this long for him to enter the transfer portal if his intention all along was to leave. If he tore his ACL to any significant degree, his best chance at full recovery would be an immediate surgery. Putting it off could lead to other issues down the road that would make it worse. And were there other issues that he had with teammates and/or coaches? I have no idea. Anyway, this all continues to be a mystery. However, there is no doubt that Rico Bussey, Jr. exceeded his 2-star expectations and played his way into becoming one of the top receivers in UNT history...and it would have been even more impressive with one more year!
  2. I agree on Simpson...very solid when he was in the game! And just as I thought when I watched him play in the 2018 state championship game (Beaumont Westbrook vs. Longview), I believe he is going to be a big-time player for the Mean Green!
  3. I think you are on to something there, because he has been very slow to get up after taking hits, getting sacked, knocked down, etc... this season, especially the past several games.
  4. It’s a great question, because as I look through the roster we have quite a few numbers not being used. I guess they let the players choose and as long as they don’t duplicate numbers on one side of the ball, they can do it. But it confuses announcers and stat keepers that don’t follow our team regularly.
  5. Lawrence actually had one catch for 15 yards, but the box score, at least the one I saw on the CBS Sports app., incorrectly credited defensive player, Joe Ozougwu, the other number 32. Same thing happened with not crediting Loren Easly for his rushes...gave them to the other number 23, KD Davis.
  6. There was one player that didn’t quit that day. It was Jeff Wilson, Jr. He was still running hard throughout the game and trying to fire people up on the sidelines, but literally no one, players or coaches, showed any fire that day and just stood there, blank, as Jeff tried to fire people up. Perhaps no surprise since I’m pretty sure he’s the only player that played in that game that is still playing football.
  7. I’m not sure if this has been mentioned by anyone, but I saw this week that Chris Beard, head coach of Texas Tech men’s basketball, had been an assistant coach at North Texas from 1997 - 1999. That’s pretty cool!
  8. I was at the game cheering on Longview (my kids are in LISD and my daughter is a drill team officer). Great win for the Lobos! I got to see Deonte first-hand and he is very impressive as a receiver and returning kicks! He should be a great addition to the Mean Green!
  9. I remember that was QB Jason Mills’ last, and probably best game of his career...I couldn’t attend the game and had to listen to the game on the radio and I remember how they talked of how exhausted Jason was after leaving it all on the field!
  10. Great, gutsy, win! They dug deep to get it done! It did feel a lot like the Mean Green rally power from last year!
  11. I am a fan of Seth Littrell, but this was a monumental failure of coaching and team execution. Most of us will never know what it’s like to make $1.4 million a year, but he should donate back this week’s pay to the general scholarship fund as this was an unacceptable failure of doing his job.
  12. Monumental collapse! This team has serious issues when it comes to protecting early, big, leads. They (players and coaches) need to learn how to stay focused and disciplined and finish games. Very disappointing loss!
  13. Very confused as to why we are making these risky play calls when we don’t need to...we’ve fed ourselves right into a dogfight now. This is not a good job of coaching today. And certainly some lack of execution on the team’s part.
  14. From watching Beyond the Green, I noticed that OL Thomas Preston was on the sideline at the UTEP game in warmups. I’m assuming he is injured, but haven’t heard a thing about it.
  15. Great win! Nice adjustments at halftime for the offense! Torrey went beast mode! D was solid all afternoon!
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