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  1. North Texas appeared dead in the water when it came to its bowl hopes just a few weeks ago. The Mean Green had lost six straight games after falling to Liberty back on Oct. 23. UNT was 1-6 at that point and faced a tough set of circumstances. The Mean Green needed to win five straight games to become bowl eligible at 6-6. UNT hadn't won five in a row since 2017. The odds didn't look good. READ MORE: https://dentonrc.com/sports/colleges/mean_green/five-key-moves-sparked-unts-run-to-become-bowl-eligible/article_be097434-80ff-5bfa-8862-481902b63819.html?utm_source=dentonrc.com&utm_campaign=%2Fnewsletters%2Flists%2Fmean-green%2F%3F-dc%3D1638381620&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline
  2. In the span of two days, the head coaches of two of the biggest college football programs in America have jumped ship, wooed by even greater challenges — and the almighty dollar. Driving the news: Lincoln Riley is ditching Oklahoma for USC in a deal reportedly worth $110 million. LSU poached Brian Kelly from Notre Dame with a reported 10-year, $100 million contract. USC is reportedly buying Riley a $6 million home in Los Angeles and giving him 24/7 access to a private jet. Kelly broke up with Notre Dame via text Monday night — a week after saying he'd never leave South Bend. Why it matters: The college football coaching carousel has always been a theater of the absurd, from flight trackers to mysterious boosters. But there has never been a 24 hours like this one. Read more: https://www.axios.com/college-football-coaches-ncaa-leaving-c386993a-d4e3-49a2-be0b-3405cc6ac6d3.html?utm_source=pocket-newtab
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  4. Join @Evan @Harry @BeyondTheGreen and @TheReal_jayD as they recap the big win against FIU on the road as well as look ahead to possibly the biggest home closer game in the history of North Texas football against bitter rival and #15 ranked UTSA. They also discuss potential coaching changes that could be on the horizon. Direct audio link: https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/gomeangreen/ringr_172902_174715.mono.mp3
  5. Join @Evan @Harry @BeyondTheGreen and @TheReal_jayD as they recap the big win against FIU on the road as well as look ahead to possibly the biggest home closer game in the history of North Texas football against bitter rival and #15 ranked UTSA. They also discuss potential coaching changes that could be on the horizon. Direct audio link: https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/gomeangreen/ringr_172902_174715.mono.mp3
  6. The National Collegiate Athletic Association recently predicted when UTSA football will likely have its first loss of the season. UTSA football protected its perfect record with a wild 34-31 victory over UAB on Saturday, November 20 at the Alamodome. The win came within the last three seconds of the game when Oscar Cardenas caught a tipped touchdown from QB Frank Harris. The win secures the Roadrunnersthe top spot in Conference USA's West division, earning UTSA a berth in the conference championship game for the first time in program history. The football program, which has never won more than eight games in a season, moved to 11-0 and 7-0 in Conference USA, standing as one of three remaining undefeated teams in the FBS. read more: https://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/amp/NCAA-predicts-when-UTSA-football-will-lose-16641627.php
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  8. Get ready for an off-field showdown the likes of which college football hasn't seen in generations. Dan Mullen’s firing at Florida on Sunday means there are three consensus Top 10 college football head coaching jobs open at the same time: Florida, LSU and USC. And they are open amid a candidate pool that could be rapidly shrinking due to contract extensions and timing of the upcoming hiring process. And that leaves a lingering tension that’s going to hang over the upcoming weeks, ratcheting up pressure on the athletic directors involved and potentially increasing leverage for the coaches who are attainable. Everyone’s head is on a swivel to figure out how – and when – these coaching dominoes can fall. After those Big Three, there’s still very good jobs like Virginia Tech, TCU and Washington, who have competed at the highest levels of the sport this generation. Then there’s the potential opening at Miami, who has a storied history but little of it recent. (The overwhelming expectation at TCU remains that SMU’s Sonny Dykes fills that job, according to sources.) “LSU, Florida and USC are going to want some of the same people,” said an industry source. “Someone is going to get left out of the musical chair game. Every athletic director’s desire is to look like they got their first choice, even when they didn't get their first choice.” Overall, 14 jobs have opened in this cycle. Three have already been filled – Texas Tech (Joey McGuire), UConn (Jim Mora) and Georgia Southern (Clay Helton). So who fills the rest of them? Timing will play a bigger role than preferences and available budgets as the timeline of the hiring cycle continues to mutate. read more: https://sports.yahoo.com/who-will-coach-at-florida-lsu-or-usc-timing-is-everything-002549496.html
  9. Billy Napier owned the week. Depending on what (and who) you believe, Louisiana's head coach is the axis on which much of the coaching carousel is currently spinning. While there are certainly major jobs like USC and Washington where Napier doesn't (seem to) factor, there's a growing network of good CFB gigs where the G5 darling is at the center of the speculation: TCU: The Horned Frogs pursued Napier in between separate conversations with SMU's Sonny Dykes. At one point, TCU felt convinced that its offer to Napier would be accepted but will likely end up on the pile of schools that previously felt like they had a shot. Don't feel too bad if you're a Horned Frog — about half the SEC is on that list with you. Expect Sonny Dykes to be the name here. LSU: When Ed Orgeron was fired in October, the prevailing thought was that A.D. Scott Woodward would poach his longtime friend, Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher, whom he hired to that position when he was in College Station. Fisher is staying put, so LSU has moved on to names like Michigan State's Mel Tucker and Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley. Napier is the wild card here because old guard LSU boosters don't want to hire the coach from lowly Louisiana, but Napier's stock is rising as Woodward keeps searching. Virginia Tech: Is Napier the reason that Tech pulled the trigger on Justin Fuente this week instead of waiting for his buyout to drop in December? If Napier ends up in Blacksburg, yes! If not, of course not! That's the game: You never admit to a swing-and-a-miss publicly. The reality is that Tech has a strong candidate pool, but it would score a huge coup if it could get Napier to the ACC. read more:https://athlonsports.com/college-football/college-football-hot-seat-watch-whats-next-billy-napier-latest-virginia-tech-miami-florida
  10. As of this post, TCU has not announced the next head coach of the football program. Reading the tea leaves, though, it seems as if the search has narrowed to one. Of course, the administration will still say that at least four candidates are still being considered: SMU’s Sonny Dykes, Louisiana’s Billy Napier, Clemson OC Tony Elliott, and Iowa State’s Matt Campbell. However, as Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star Telegram wrote on Thursday, Sonny Dykes has been and seemingly continues to be the frontrunner. Dykes has been offered a contract extension by SMU but he has not signed it, and when asked about it earlier this week, Dykes responded, “We’re just getting some details kind of, you know, finalized. See where it goes.” read more: https://www.frogsowar.com/2021/11/19/22791156/tcu-coaching-search-update-do-the-frogs-have-their-man
  11. “That financial narrative on our commitment is dated and tired,” Babcock said during a Tuesday news conference. “... We’ve added 8-10 recruiting positions, and we have a further plan for that, and the fundraising will certainly help us get there. We are certainly limited somewhat, but there’s a few things that make me bristle, and when people don’t think we have a commitment to football and it’s not important and we don’t care, I don’t like that too much.” Beamer’s program thrived in a smaller recruiting universe that didn’t demand constant reinvestment. Besides, he was a Hall of Fame coach and Hokies icon. Fuente and Babcock work in a global environment that includes nationwide recruiting, social media, transfer freedom and name, image and likeness monetization. So for all of Virginia Tech’s assets, the job has become more difficult. Hired in late 2015, Fuente appeared eminently qualified to tackle that challenge. read more: https://richmond.com/sports/college/teel-hokies-recent-decline-under-justin-fuente-wasnt-all-on-him/article_67f76b3e-c313-517b-9b4f-f52818794300.html
  12. In-state foes will clash on Thursday night when the UT Arlington Mavericks visit the North Texas Mean Green at The Super Pit. UT Arlington is off to a 1-2 start after losing a heartbreaker to the Abilene Christian Wildcats on Tuesday by an 80-71 final in overtime as a one-point home underdog. North Texas is also coming off a tough loss as it dropped a 69-66 decision to the Buffalo Bulls on Monday as a 1.5-point home favorite, and is now 1-1 on the young season. This is historically a competitive rivalry with the Mean Green holding a narrow 30-26 advantage all-time. North Texas has won two straight over the Mavericks, including a 77-66 road victory in the most recent matchup in December of 2019. After an up-and-down season offensively last year, UT Arlington is averaging 73.3 points per game on a healthy 62.1% shooting from two and 27.3% shooting from three. The Mavericks defense has fallen off from last year to start the season, allowing 81 points per game on opponent shooting splits of 39.2% from two and 36.9% from deep. With the Mavericks' top two scorers from a season ago gone, Azore is now the No. 1 option at 14 points per game to start this year. JUCO transfer Shemar Wilson is adding 9.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game, while Akobundu-Ehiogu is averaging eight points and 2.7 blocks per game on a whopping 84.6% shooting from the floor. There are no reported injuries for the Mavericks heading into Thursday's game. read more: https://winnersandwhiners.com/games/ncaab/11-18-2021/ut-arlington-vs-north-texas-prediction-4271/
  13. We’ve compiled the first version of our coaching board, which will feature several names, many of whom probably aren’t even under consideration. Still, their names have been bandied about through various outlets. On Tuesday, athletic director Whit Babcock said he would prefer someone with head-coaching experience, and his previous hires in other sports indicate that line of thinking. We will still include some coordinators on this list for different reasons. Herman, 46, is working as an offensive analyst in the NFL with the Chicago Bears this season. If you recall, he was a part of the 2015-16 hiring cycle that featured Fuente. Herman was hired by Texas and lasted five years before being fired in January. Herman checks some boxes, as he is an outstanding recruiter. Outside of that, though, he doesn’t seem like a natural fit at Virginia Tech. The new coach needs to fit the culture at Virginia Tech. That doesn’t feel like Herman. read more: https://www.gobblercountry.com/platform/amp/2021/11/18/22786837/virginia-tech-hokies-football-coaching-hot-board-version-1-0
  14. Napier was involved in several Power Five openings last year, but ultimately opted to stay at Louisiana, where he's on the verge of another impressive season. “I think Napier would be the 1A, but I don’t think Chadwell is that far behind," Kanell said. "He would infuse a lot of … it’s kind of like dating, you know? You date one type of person and then you go exactly the other direction. To me, Justin Fuente is kind of boring, pretty straight forward, not a ton of personality. You get a Chadwell in there and that’s going in an entirely new direction. Young guy, he’s going to have the mullet out there, mustache, it’s a totally different direction. I think either one of those, the fanbase would be infused with a lot of life.” read more: https://247sports.com/LongFormArticle/Virginia-Tech-coaching-search-Billy-Napier-Shane-Beamer-and-intel-on-potential-candidates-175551149/Amp/
  15. An epic showdown for conference supremacy, 10 weeks in the making, is finally here for the UAB football team. The Blazers take their final road trip of the season as they face undefeated and 15th-ranked UTSA, Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. CST on ESPN+. “They’ve had an unbelievable season,” UAB head coach Bill Clark said. “Coach (Jeff) Traylor has done an incredible job. We have been seeing this thing building. We’ve been looking at the players and I think we’ve been seeing them for three years. These guys have helped grow with their program and now here they are in their senior year and some of them super seniors.” read more: https://www.al.com/uab/2021/11/across-the-board-uab-travels-to-face-no-15-utsa-in-crucial-c-usa-showdown.html?outputType=amp
  16. The first big blow to the Missouri Valley Conference in the recent conference realignment shift has taken place and Loyola Chicago is headed out the door. After nine years in the Valley, the Ramblers will move to the Atlantic 10 Conference starting in July. The move comes with the Valley set to add Belmont University before the 2022 season. Matt Norlander of CBS Sports reported the Missouri Valley Conference is now "ambitiously pursuing a plan to add multiple schools" while citing sources. The three schools in the mix are reportedly Murray State, UT Arlington and Kansas City — with Murray State and UT Arlington being the two strongest candidates. "In its 115-year history, the Missouri Valley Conference has undergone many changes in membership," MVC Commissioner Jeff Jackson said in a statement. "The Valley will continue to remain proactive and progressive as we navigate the current collegiate environment. Loyola Chicago has been a valued member of the Missouri Valley Conference and we wish Loyola all the best as it begins its next chapter." read more: https://amp.news-leader.com/amp/8641435002
  17. DENTON, TX – Trailing by 11 with just under nine minutes left in the second half, the University at Buffalo men's basketball team hit its final nine shots from the floor as the Bulls came back to defeat the defending C-USA champions North Texas, 69-66. The victory evens Buffalo's record to 1-1 on the season. Four Bulls scored in double figures in the win, including a Buffalo career best for senior Maceo Jack. Jack had five points early as the Bulls raced out to a 7-2 lead and UB would go on to lead by as many as eight before North Texas came back. The Mean Green led by as many as six points in the first half before taking a 36-32 lead into the break. The two teams found themselves tied at 42-42 with 16:13 left in the second half, but from there North Texas went on a 10-1 run to take a nine-point lead. A pair of free throws gave the Mean Green a 56-45 lead with 8:51 left, but then UB got the three ball going. Back-to-back threes from Jeenathan Williams and Josh Mballa quickly cut the deficit to just five. Trailing by six with just under five minutes left, the Bulls cut it to one as Ronaldo Segu drained a three, followed by a long two from Jack. Williams put the Bulls ahead for the first time since early in the first half with a three, giving UB the 64-63 lead with 3:12 left. Buffalo got its lead up to as many as five at 68-63 with 45 seconds left, but North Texas would cut that to three and the Mean Green had two looks from three, but couldn't convert as the final buzzer sounded. Jack tied for game-high honors with his 18 points, going 7-of-12 from the floor and 4-of-8 from three-point range. Mballa and Segu each added 17 points and Mballa had the double-double with 10 rebounds. Segu chipped in four assists. Williams had 14 points, six rebounds, and a career high six assists. 10 of his 14 points came in the second half. Sophomore David Skogman added three points. In the second half alone, the Bulls shot 53.8% from the floor, including 63.6% from three point range. With the season-opening two-game road trip in the books, the Bulls will have their regular season home opener on Saturday afternoon against Rider. Game time is set for 2pm. Read more: https://ubbulls.com/news/2021/11/15/mens-basketball-second-half-charge-leads-to-road-win-at-north-texas-69-66.aspx
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