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  1. In my opinion, there simply is not a "one size fits all" answer to this question. Several things must be taken into consideration including the industry the firm represents, the customer base the firm is targeting, the employees of the firm and on an on. Like most things, it depends on a lot of things, not simply the fact (or not) that the applicant has piercings, tattoos or a certain hairstyle. Work in the food industry these days...pretty much anything goes. Work in a customer outside sales position...depends...and on it goes. Plus, for me, it would also depend upon the applicants "attitude" regarding such things during the interview process. Just way too many factors involved to have a blanket "yes/no" answer. But, I will say, having hired and fired lots of folks during my career, that if, for whatever reason...protected status or not...I did not want to hire someone...I would not! Period, and I guarantee you that I would have a legit reason why not. If an employer cannot figure out how to hire the individuals they think best fit their organization, they need to let someone else do the hiring and firing. When I was but a young lad, they wouldn't hire any male who had long hair....Beatles type hair was a complete no no. When I entered the Air Force tattoos were a no no in the military as well...and an earring on a male...nope...no way...not gonna happen. Point is, times and customs change and employers need to change as well as best their industry/firm allows. I would not "write off" any applicant until and after the interview process. To write-off an applicant simply due to the fact that they have a tattoo or two, or "different" hair, etc. is silly in my opinion. Hire the best candidate, period, for the position open. True story, one of the steps in the interview process for me, when hiring upper level positions was to take the candidate to lunch. After that, dinner with his/her spouse or significant other. One can tell a great deal about people over a meal and how they respond and act in social settings. Was about to hire one guy once UNTIL we had lunch together. Guy's table manners were TERRIBLE! Could not have him representing the firm. Done! Hired the lady that was my second choice after having dinner with her and her then boyfriend. Was forever glad I did not hire the guy! Didn't know if she had any tattoos or not! But, about that man bun thing...don't even darken my doorstep!!!! Ha!
  2. Yes, but a glance at "other conferences" does not give me a lot of hope they can't fill their bowls. But, I have not analyzed every conference and all the bowl tie-ins either. Just a glace at the standings and records in Monday's paper. Will keep fingers crossed for sure.
  3. I see a possibe issue for UNT should it get to 6 wins. Look at the number of bowl eligible CUSA teams already...and those that have 5 wins in the books. FAU - 7-3 La Tech 8-1 Marshall 6-3 So Miss 6-3 UAB 6-3 W. KY 6-4 Several of the above have some "should win" games left on their schedules, and Charlotte and FIU sit with 5 wins each. So, with the number of bowls allocated to CUSA, does six wins get UNT into a bowl? I count six bowl tie-ins for CUSA this year (First Responders, Gaspirilla, New Orleans, New Mexico, Frisco and Bahamas) with six CUSA teams already at 6 wins or more. If the current six win teams each win one more to get to seven wins...well, that would spell trouble for a six-win UNT. So, who do the six win teams have left to play you ask? Marshall has La Tech, Charlotte and FIU yet to play; So Miss has UTSA, W. Ky and FAU to play; UAB Has UTEP, La Tech and UNT to play, and W. Kentucky has So. Miss and Middle Tenn to go. So, it is somewhat logical to assume all of the current six-win bowl eligible teams will win at least one of their remaining games. Thus, CUISA ends up with six 7-win plus teams and six bowl tie-ins. Leaving on the sidelines any 6-win team. Not trying to be a "Debbie Downer" here, but the odds are not looking to be in UNT's favor at the moment. So, question...are there any other bowls that might take a six-win CUSA team should they not be able to fill? BUT, first things first...BEAT RICE...then BEAT UAB and we will see where the chips fall. Go Mean Green!
  4. I love Jalie Mitchell, but her "in-game" coaching, or lack thereof, has always puzzled me. I attended both the TWU and the Mid-American games, and came away from both shaking my head. We have women's season tickets so we go to most every home game and an away game or two from time to time. The lack of "shooters" is puzzling, but what is more puzzling to me is Coach Mitchell's response during games to scoring droughts. She never seems to change her expression, never seems to get excited...thus her teams never seem to get excited...rarely gets on an official, never "chews out" a player on the bench, often leaves players in the game after making multiple turnovers, rarely calls a time out to stop an opposing team's run.....I just don't get it. I am nowhere near ready to "throw in the towel" on Coach Mitchell. I think she has the potential to become one of UNT's all-time best coaches, I just do not understand her "in-game" coaching style. In the Mid-American game, as Mid-America was draining threes over the top of UNT, Jalie never had her team go out an actually guard against the three. Just seemed to sit back and say, "well, they can't keep doing that" much longer. But, then again, what the heck do I know about coaching basketball? Pretty much nothing...except that I only lost one game over a two-year span coaching one of Argyle's 6th grade basketball teams back in the day. Does that count? Ha! OK, let's just say I was a much better recruiter than coach. I think there was a rule added after my two years about having to live in Argyle or go to school in Argyle to play on an Argyle team now. Hey, no such rule when I coached...hmmmmm...recruited my way to the championship two years in a row! Ha! I just hope the Mid-American fiasco (they are 4-0 on the year) was an "outlier", and things will get better starting with the next game. I do have faith in Coach Mitchell and believe she will get things straightened out. The team if full of newcomers and it was obvious in the first two games that the new comers have not gelled into the team as yet. Most are playing their first Division I games and seem to be a tad "lost" at times. This will certainly change as the year progresses, so, for me, I'll keep the faith and keep attending.
  5. I am not at all concerned about the QB position...if we don't get some O-linemen (and some D lineman as well for that matter)...it won't matter.
  6. Ya get what ya pay for.....
  7. Hey, young whippersnapper, any idea what our school colors actually are? Maybe that's why us "old guys" like unis that are green and white. Ya think???? And, what makes you think green and white combos can't be "sexy" for the young uns?????? Lots of possibilities for creative minds using green and/or white.
  8. Well, you could switch to the program UNT does sponsor...Air Force ROTC. I know...I know, but I am a proud AF ROTC grad. Got my commission that way and a few extra dollars while in Grad School at OSU. I, too, would love to see UNT sponsor all the service ROTC programs...Air Force, Army and Navy, but that is pretty unrealistic these days. Folks, these are great programs and they do offer scholarships which can definitely help reduce the necessity for student loans. Plus, the GI Bill is there for you as well. Good luck to you Salsa Verde, and thanks for your service....past and present. Appreciate your commitment to serve this great nation of ours.
  9. All I know is the Smith is injured and Pirtle was out a game or two with injuries as well...this from Coach Littrell at the radio show a couple of weeks ago (after the show as he does not want to chat about injuries on the show). And, he did not say anything and "what" injuries. Also noticed Pirtle back in the game against Houston. After that radio show Hank confirmed to me that Coach Littrell does not even tell him "what injuries". Coach simply does not like to talk about player injuries. I can respect that...just wish I knew if Smith would be back at all this season. We need BOTH our tight ends.
  10. Man, I recall (and not too long ago) when folks were saying..."well it is our facilities that are holding us back", "recruits notice that stuff", "we will never get a great recruiting class until we upgrade our facilities, "it isn't the coach, it is the facilities", "the star recruits will not come to UNT because our facilities suck"...and on and on. Well...…………………………..
  11. It seems to be going to happen whether I like it or not....which I do not. Lots of personal reasons and probably too many to go into here. But...there is good news for me. Would cost me a lot less! If and when scholarship college athletes start signing with agents and being paid, I can and will stop donating to college athletic scholarships. That would help my pocketbook a good bit. But, long way to go before this settles out. So, I’ll just wait and see what and how it develops....or not. The NCAA will certainly not be silent on this bill.
  12. Love the new court...glad they added the battle flags!
  13. See my post...almost a full house in the Hub Club...lots just, sadly, stay inside throughput the games! Boo!
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