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  1. 26 minutes ago, UNTLifer said:


    “In today’s world, I’m not sure your roster is set until the middle of August,” TCU head coach Sonny Dykes said. “You have an idea of what it should look like, but sometimes you need adjust based on what is on campus.”

    If so I say good riddance.  Never been a huge fan of it anyhow.  Always seems pretty scripted and many of the best players end up sitting out for contact anyway.  And of course here with Littrell everything is top secret and closed like they were going over nuclear codes so very little access given anyway. 

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  2. A native of Fresno, Texas, Neville heads to UNT after entering his name into the NCAA transfer portal on April 29. Out of Hightower High School in Missouri City, Texas, Neville was rated 3-stars, the No. 96 Lone Star State product, No. 104 wide receiver and No. 664 prospect overall nationally in the class of 2021 on the 247Sports Composite. Neville chose Nebraska over 42 other scholarship offers, including Alabama, Auburn, Florida, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Texas A&M.

    According to his Nebraska bio, Neville did not play in 2021, which allows him to take a redshirt. He will be immediately eligible at North Texas and able to play 4 seasons.

    Read more:  https://saturdaytradition.com/nebraska-football/latrell-neville-ex-nebraska-wr-announces-transfer-commitment/

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  3. 5 hours ago, peanuts104 said:

    I see the talent with Gunnels, but throwing him in as the starter too soon could have the same disastrous consequences as throwing Ruder in too soon. I think Ruder can out perform Aune, especially if he is as cerebral as the coaching staff has led us to believe. It's obvious Gunnels has the preferred physical attributes, but, especially in an air raid system, understanding the playbook is key. That said, and I'm not a person that puts QB height high on my list, but in this case, with his other physical traits, I can see why there is optimism. But he hasn't played a snap for us, and I would start either Aune or Ruder over him on that alone. Watching some film on Gunnels, especially that USC game, he is not afraid to throw it in tight coverage, and while he was accurate, his receivers didn't have the hands. It resulted in one (maybe two? can't remember) INTs. I like strong arm QBs hitting tight windows, but you have to know your receivers capabilities too.

    Also, this is all kinda dampened by the fact that we don't have an actual QB coach. We're just trying to reach out to QBs and without a dedicated coach to help them improve their craft. We could bring in a future Brett Farve and it wouldn't matter. This staff has proven they cannot teach/coach QBs.

    I do agree that they threw Ruder in too quickly last year.  It really hampered his development.

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  4. The new conference will have some damn good coaches we will have to compete against not only on the field but also in recruiting.  Need to bring our A game.

    The AAC will be undergoing a dramatic makeover following the 2022 football season, as three of its premier football brands -- Cincinnati, Houston and UCF -- are set to depart for the Big 12. The exit of those three will coincide with the arrival of Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, North Texas, UTSA, Rice and UAB from Conference USA. Collectively, the makeover will change the dynamics of the league, which has stood out in recent years from its Group of Five peers for success on the gridiron.

    As the transition transpires, a void for coaching leadership within the conference will emerge. Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell, UCF's Gus Malzahn and Houston's Dana Holgorsen are each big names in the profession. The hole created by their absences could allow a new coach such as Jeff Traylor of UTSA, Bill Clark at UAB or Willie Taggart at FAU to come in and claim some early clout. 

    Before we get to the future of the AAC, though, there is still one more season to go under the league's current configuration, and it will be coached by a mostly familiar group of men. Stan Drayton is in for Rod Carey at Temple and Rhett Lashlee has replaced Sonny Dykes at SMU, but the other nine coaches are familiar faces returning to the league. 

    read more:  https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/five-veteran-college-football-quarterbacks-poised-to-make-kenny-pickett-like-leap-in-2022-season/


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  5. 34 minutes ago, Cr1028 said:

    Haha, you’re funny. If Ruder was able to “win” the job last year in a few short weeks, Gunnell will be your week 1 starter without question.

    Gunnell’s is a whole different level guy.  He started at Arizona as a true sophomore.  This is a big pickup for Seth.

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  6. 19 minutes ago, UNT18Grad said:

    I really hope you're right.  Important to remember that Gunnell just had all spring to beat out the guy in front of him and clearly didn't, so let's not act like we are getting some big star.  From October 6, 2019 until today Arizona has won one football game so again I'm just taking this experience with some realistic expectations.

    I had the same thought, however after researching some of the Memphis sites, it was apparent that Gunnell looked very good in the spring.  I think he would have been welcomed back with open arms by Memphis. They just have a very good QB in Hennegan and Gunnell’s saw UNT as a place he could start right away. 

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