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  1. I just saw this article about TCU, Baylor, and Texas Tech officials meeting with Gov. Abbott about realignment. They reportedly made the case that they need to "land in good spots" and TCU made the explicit argument that they need to play in a top conference "for the city’s and state’s economy." As an outsider, it seems like all realignment is being driven by money (namely media contracts). So much so that I think the idea of evaluating conference members based on research status, academics, and location is crumbling right now. It's becoming an "in" or "out" scenario—either you're in the power league with the best teams and big money, or you're out. With that, I'm curious: How much influence do politicians have in this? What strings can Abbott pull to help TCU, Baylor, and Texas Tech? Furthermore, what motivation does he have to help them (especially given he's a UT guy and probably happy as a clam right now)?
  2. Probably breaking up—the PAC12 won't go for UNT or a TX AAC team just to get into Texas.
  3. FWIW, Wren ReTweeted the MGS tweet about the future being brighter. Hopefully a sign he's staying, but it could also mean nothing.
  4. This would be a fun, regionally-aligned conference. Unfortunately, things would really need to fall apart before it would ever be considered by the more historically successful football schools on that list. Fortunately, it looks like things might fall apart faster and harder than any of us anticipated. Here's to hoping!
  5. Out of curiosity (because I genuinely have no idea), who are a few examples of active, highly successful head coaches that call their own games from the sideline?
  6. "...we were told that they want to hit transfers hard. Whether that means junior college, graduate transfers, or transfer portal players, the Mean Green will be tossing their hat into the circle for a lot of players who can step in and play immediately." Source: https://247sports.com/college/north-texas/Article/Mike-Bloesch-Tate-Willis-hired-on-North-Texas-Mean-Green-football-on-offensive-staff-Marty-Biagi-departs-142339252/ It'll be interesting to see who we pull in to play immediately.
  7. Why would Clint Bowen be a solid hire? I get that KU is a "hard place to win." But KU's record during his most recent stint as a DC is flat out bad: 2014: 3-9 2015: 0-12 2016: 2-10 2017: 1-11 2018: 3-9 2019: 3-9 If defense wins championships...those seasons indicate defense wasn't much of a strength...
  8. There were a handful of concerns going into last night, but I expected our offense to be potent enough to win in a shootout. Instead, SMU contained us and we struggled to get anything going. After losing the game, I flipped over to the USC vs. Stanford game only to find USC playing a freshman QB and creating matchups that the favored Stanford's Defense couldn’t control. USC’s offense looked like our offense last year, and they rolled on to upset Stanford and go 2-0. If Graham we’re still here, I think we would have walked away with a W in Dallas last night. Losing him has already had a significant impact. Here’s to hoping our new OC can fill the shoes soon.
  9. Does anyone have a link to public plans/images of what the new locker room will look like once the renovation is complete? I'm interested in seeing the new design and features.
  10. After recent years in North Texas football, I'm ready for the new era too! Congrats to this staff for great work thus far. #GMG
  11. Then do more to put yourself in a situation where you won't be laughed at. That's your job - that's what you're supposed to be working on every day.
  12. His top four list was just tweeted. It's nice to see us listed as a serious contender against those other three schools. Go Mean Green!
  13. There are many similarities that can be drawn between EMU and UNT. It is a school that has traditionally struggled in football and sits in the middle of the Big Ten conference. It's right down the road from two powerhouse programs in Michigan and Michigan State, but it shares a conference with two other G5 Michigan schools (Western Michigan University and Central Michigan University). When EMU hired a new coach a few years ago, they took the UNT90 route and hired a winning coach who had been wildly successful in schools without many resources. Chris Creighton had been a head coach at three different schools and was a winner at every stop: 32-9 at Ottawa (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference)63-15 at Wabash (North Coast Athletic Conference)42-22 at Drake (Pioneer Football League)His total career record prior to EMU was 137-46. (He's a winner!) Since arriving at EMU he has gone 3-21. I don't mean to derail this thread, but since EMU came up and it is a school that shares many of UNT's struggles, I thought it was worth pointing out that they took an approach similar to what UNT90 has been campaigning and it hasn't worked out for them thus far. Time will tell if he is able to turn it around, but this is one example of how prior winning records at schools with fewer resources don't guarantee winning records at a new school any more than hiring an up-and-coming first time head coach.
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