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  1. Join Harry and TheRealJD as they analyze the Mean Green 2021 season prospects heading into a critical year for Seth Littrell and the football program. They also address how the Mean Green is faring in recruiting against other C-USA rivals as well as conference realignment possibilities after UT and OU bail for the SEC. Direct audio link: https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/gomeangreen/ringr_168327_169828.mono.mp3
  2. Kaci redshirted his 1st season at UNC and then started ON THE LINE Four of Northern Colorado's currently listed starters on the offensive line did not start a game prior to 2019. Center Max Bruner and left tackle Kaci Moreka redshirted last season before moving into the lineup this season. Air Force transfer, and former defensive lineman, Matthew Gaiter started for the first time last week at right guard. Right tackle Grant Stephen played in four games last season, but did not register a start. https://nauathletics.com/story.aspx?filename=nau-football-game-primer-vs-northern-colorado&file_date=10-4-2019&path=football
  3. Kaci was honorable mention District 4-6A All District Selection 2017 https://www.pigskinprep.com/archive/2017ad/2017alldist6A4.pdf
  4. Also had an offer from UNLV https://www.mwcconnection.com/2021/5/3/22408885/mwc-recruiting-roundup-5-3-21-may-team-recruiting-rankings
  5. Kaci received honorable mention all conference last season: https://news.yahoo.com/tvcc-cards-named-conference-football-195100292.html
  6. Sounds like he likes pizza, fries and canteloupe for lunch. read more: https://www.greeleytribune.com/2019/07/30/carbs-proteins-lots-of-water-and-bears-oh-my/
  7. It’s evident that Don Coryell loves sports. Texas State’s Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Operations shuffled into the Bobcat Softball Stadium press box on May 7 in the early innings of the maroon and gold’s game against UT Arlington. Coryell stayed and chatted with media members working the game, reminiscing on his playing days as the Bobcats worked to cut into the Mavericks’ 1-0 lead. “Donny” was a 6-foot-5 forward at Angelina Junior College for two years before transferring to Lamar in 1996. He averaged 7.0 points and 4.7 rebounds in two seasons with the Cardinals and finished his playing career spending a year with the Dungannon Flyers in Ireland. Three at-bats into the top of the third, senior outfielder Marisa Cruz sent an RBI single to right field, tying the game up at 1-1. Coryell cheered, breaking the biggest rule in the world of the objective press. “Sorry, forgot where I was,” the Beaumont native said with a thick east Texas twang in his voice as he showed himself the door. “I get kicked out of most press boxes I walk into.” It’s also evident that Coryell loves Texas State. The school announced nine days prior to the game that Dr. Larry Teis would be stepping down as Director of Athletics on Aug. 31. Texas State also stated that Coryell would serve a one-year term as the interim head of the department beginning Sept. 1. Then, in a statement released by University President Denise Trauth on Wednesday, the school removed the interim tag from Coryell’s title, making him the permanent athletics director at the start of next month. It’s a promotion that’s 17 years in the making and one that Coryell might not have been expecting. In an interview with the Daily Record on July 19, Coryell said he hadn’t had any conversations about what would happen at the end of his interim term — “I’m just gonna put my head down and work as hard as I can.” In the days since, Coryell traveled to New Orleans for the Sun Belt Conference Football Media Day, announced two home-and-home football series against North Texas and Army, unveiled a new court design inside Strahan Arena and hired a new track & field/cross country director in former UCLA coach John Frazier. read more: https://www.sanmarcosrecord.com/sports/don-coryell-ready-lead-texas-state-permanent-ad
  8. With a former four-star recruit in Ruder behind Aune, the quarterback situation could be similar to last season–which would bode badly for the team. If Aune has a slow start to the season, the football coaching staff will have a dilemma. Trusting Aune to improve could mean sacrificing early wins in a daunting non-conference slate, which in turn would be detrimental for team morale. On the other side of the coin, switching quarterbacks could create a similar dynamic to 2020, where neither starter was able to consistently gain their footing. Read more: https://www.ntdaily.com/column-how-much-slack-should-austin-aune-have-this-season/
  9. Picks up one from Ark State: read more: https://www.bestofarkansassports.com/top-arkansas-football-high-school-players-2022/
  10. COLUMBIA, Mo. — Nearly a week into its national search for the school's next athletics director, Mizzou has started backchannel efforts to size up the AD market. As we wrote last week, MU wants to swing big for a sitting Power 5 AD with Southeastern Conference experience, but based on calls being made, MU is monitoring other candidates who don’t fit that profile exactly. Here’s a name that’s surfaced in some early discussions: East Carolina’s Jon Gilbert. He’s been at ECU for nearly three years after spending two years as Southern Miss’ AD. Before that, Gilbert, 52, worked at two SEC programs for more than two decades combined: 17 years at Alabama and six years at Tennessee as executive senior associate AD. Top-tier candidate? Backup option? Stay tuned. After the first week of action, North Texas' Wren Baker is another AD outside of the Power 5 who remains worth watching in this search. read more: https://www.stltoday.com/sports/college/mizzou/as-mizzou-search-continues-where-do-power-5-schools-find-their-ad/article_a93aca12-6c66-58bf-b270-0de595da971a.html
  11. With the first football game now just over a month away, Conference USA had its first media availability of the new season recently at the C-USA Kickoff. Each C-USA football team was represented by its head coach and two players over the two-day event last week which split the conference’s East and West divisions into separate days. Alongside head coach Seth Littrell, North Texas was represented by redshirt-junior offensive lineman Manase Mose and senior defensive lineman Dion Novil. Early in his availability, Littrell declined to discuss specific vaccination rates among his team but said educating them on the vaccine to make their own decisions has been a priority this offseason. “We’re not talking percentages, but a lot of them have gotten vaccinated,” Littrell said. “No one needs to feel forced but just educating them the right way and showing them how the season looks if you do or do not get the vaccination, I think that’s all you can do. From there, people have to make their choice of whether they are getting it or not.” Coming off an up-and-down 2020 campaign (4-6, 3-4 C-USA) altered by COVID-19, the Mean Green approach 2021 with some new faces on the coaching staff. read more: https://www.ntdaily.com/c-usa-kickoff-provides-look-forward-as-football-season-approaches/
  12. Link: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/565445-college-football-move-rocks-texas-legislature
  13. DENTON, Texas – Fifth-year running back DeAndre Torrey was one of 57 players named to the watch list for the 2021 Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse given annually to the nation’s most versatile player, the Louisville Sports Commission announced Thursday. Torrey, who ranks among the top offensive skill players in North Texas' recent history, ranks seventh in program history for career rushing touchdowns (23), is tied for eighth in career total touchdowns (rushing/receiving/returns) with 27, stands 12th in career rushing yards (2,013) and is ninth in career all-purpose yards (3,324). The Gautier, Miss. native had 851 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns in 2020. The Paul Hornung Award, now in its 12th season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission in the memory of the late football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung. The winner and his family will be honored at the annual Paul Hornung Award dinner at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville in March 2021. The 2021 watch list players represent 53 universities from all 10 football conferences, plus four independent schools, that are part of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. The SEC leads the conferences with nine players; the Big Ten and Big 12 each landed eight players; C-USA, Mountain West and Pac 12 each have five players; the AAC and ACC have four; and the MAC and Sun Belt have three each. Independents Army, BYU, Liberty and Notre Dame each have one player on the list. The Paul Hornung Award has created an impressive legacy in 11 years including seven winners who were first round NFL draft picks – DeVonta Smith, Tavon Austin, Odell Beckham Jr., Shaq Thompson, Christian McCaffrey, Jabrill Peppers and Saquon Barkley. Hornung, who passed away in his hometown at age 84 on Nov. 13, 2020, played every position in the offensive backfield during his career with the Irish in the 1950s and also played defensive safety, punted, placekicked and returned kickoffs. He was named All-America at quarterback as a senior and won the Heisman Trophy in 1956, then was the first player selected in the NFL draft, going to Green Bay. He earned NFL MVP honors for the Packers in 1961 as a triple-threat halfback and placekicker by setting a single-season NFL scoring record that stood for 46 years. He is a member of the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame, and Vince Lombardi once called him, "The most versatile man ever to play the game." North Texas opens the 2021 season at Apogee Stadium against Northwestern State at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 4. Season tickets, mini plans and single-game tickets for the 2021 season are now available online. Any ticket-related questions may be directed to the Mean Green Athletics Ticket Office via email at ticketoffice@unt.edu or by phone at (940) 565-2527. Be sure to keep an eye on MeanGreenSports.com, follow Mean Green Sports on social media @MeanGreenSports and Mean Green football at @MeanGreenFB for all of the latest information on the upcoming 2021 football season.
  14. Sad day indeed. Many warm and satisfying memories from there.
  15. The Big 12 has two choices. It can re-stock, looking for inventory to replace Oklahoma and Texas, rebuilding to at least 10 schools or it can make a major move and add two, four, six or 8 schools to reach the 16-team super conference level. The Big 12 had a chance to expand a few years ago and chose to maintain the status quo, a ;move which was made from a position of strength. That no longer exists. Sources in the AAC say Aresco has been working the phones and the zoom call network constantly for the past several days, putting together a deal that will be more proactive, rather than reactive. read more: Sources in the AAC say Aresco has been working the phones and the zoom call network constantly for the past several days, putting together a deal that will be more proactive, rather than reactive
  16. July 23, 2021 Media Contact: Baylor University Media and Public Relations, 254-710-1961 Follow us on Twitter: @BaylorUMedia WACO, Texas (July 23, 2021) – The following message was sent to the Baylor University Family today from Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., and Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Mack B. Rhoades IV. Dear Baylor Family: As many of you are aware, news broke this week of an alleged change in the Big 12 Conference membership, linking the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma with a possible move to the Southeastern Conference. Since that time, we have heard many of you express concerns about the uncertainty of our conference and the potential impact on Baylor University – a concern we share with you. We understand the significance and urgency of this matter, as our conference membership impacts not only Baylor, but also the Waco community, the state of Texas and beyond. Conference affiliation has the power to greatly enhance our institution’s academic and athletic national standing and visibility while also expanding academic and research opportunities available to faculty, students and our communities. For our state, it is critical to our economy and Texas’ overall reputation to maintain five “Power Five” institutions, reinforcing the Lone Star State’s athletic preeminence. Rest assured, we, along with the Board of Regents, members of the Baylor delegation in the Texas Legislature and other Baylor leaders, are actively engaged in conversations with our Big 12 colleagues and others to ensure our University is in the strongest position possible now and into the future. In the midst of what promises to be a lot of angst and speculation, we will continue to focus on what we can control and support our student-athletes and staffs. And, as the landscape of college athletics continues to change, we maintain an unshakable belief in the strength and resiliency of Baylor and the Baylor brand. Thank you for your enduring love of Baylor University and the vital role you play in helping Baylor carry out its Christian mission while competing academically and athletically at the highest levels. Sincerely, Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D. President Mack B. Rhoades, IV Vice President Director of Intercollegiate Athletics LINK: https://www.baylor.edu/mediacommunications/news.php?action=story&story=224124
  17. On a warm September night at Apogee Stadium, an offense led by then-junior quarterback Mason Fine put up 46 points for North Texas compared to Southern Methodist University’s 26. The aforementioned game was in 2018 and it is the last time North Texas had a significant triumph versus SMU on or off the field. Starting with its on-field performance, football has not found a way to make the annual Safeway Bowl close in the last two years, losing 49-27 in 2019 and 65-35 in 2020 — the latter of which was on the Mean Green’s home turf. Giving up a combined 114 points in the last two contests, North Texas’ defense has failed in stopping the likes of sophomore running back Ulysses Bentley IV who posted 19 carries for 227 yards and three touchdowns in 2020. It was the same story in 2019 when former SMU running back Xavier Jones tallied 16 carries for 127 yards and three touchdowns. To make matters worse, however, the damage is not just being done on the ground. The Mean Green were likely ecstatic to see former SMU quarterback Shane Buechele enter the NFL draft this year. In two career games against North Texas, Buechele threw for a combined 636 yards and seven touchdowns while dismantling the Mean Green defense. The lone standout performer for North Texas in either game was former running back Tre Siggers who in 2019 rushed for 164 yards and a touchdown versus SMU. This offseason, Siggers joined the Mustangs via the transfer portal. Read more: https://www.ntdaily.com/column-smu-is-beating-the-football-team-on-and-off-the-field/
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