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SMU2006

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  1. If they aren't good enough to play at SMU I don't think Sonny really wants them in Fort Worth but more power to them if that's where they want to go!
  2. I mean it kind of is isn't it? Would be nice if you guys could make this is a game once every seven or eight years. Hoping the next coach can make it a bit more competitive.
  3. Obsession is a stinky cologne.
  4. This was anticipated based on the four game rule and the fact that these four young men were not making much (if any) contributions on the field. They can now transfer without losing a year of eligibility and opens up SMU's second NIL group that specifically targets transfers to start thinking about where to best allocate our resources. We wish them the best of luck and yes they will continue to be paid their NIL until they've left campus. That's the least SMU can do for them.
  5. We are literally announcing today that we've fully funded a $100m plus expansion and renovation of Ford Stadium. It took all of five months to fully fund the project. We've also fully committed to paying every player on our roster as well as a separate grassroots NIL that will specifically target transfers. This all while undergoing a near $2b capital fundraising campaign for the university as a whole. The money isn't going anywhere. If anything Sonny was probably the catalyst to get the athletic department, billionaire donors, and grassroots donors all aligned and rowing the boat in the same direction. There will be no G5 school (and many P5's) that will be able to match up financially with what is on the horizon at SMU.
  6. shhh. Don't ruin the surprise! Its a pretty big announcement that should make quite a bit of news both here and nationally. 100% agreed on the concourse area. Its incredibly cramped. Ford was great when it first opened in 2000 but there have been minimal upgrades. Thanks to the $100m (already fully funded) renovation it should remedy a lot of those issues.
  7. Expecting 38-40k with standing room only.
  8. We had 26k (4,500 students) show up to watch a game against Lamar. Pretty sure we'll do just fine with the $100m renovation and a national marquee program like OU in 2027.
  9. Patterson would be a good hire if he could put together a similar support staff like he had during his TCU halcyon days. Don't know if that's doable at UNT but it would be an interesting hire.
  10. Wrong. OU has a pretty long tradition of doing home and homes with regional schools like Tulane, Tulsa, etc. They obviously recruit heavily in DFW. With no TCU this game just makes a lot of sense for both schools.
  11. No. UNT is genuinely outmatched at virtually every position on the field and the score reflects that significant talent gap. Doesn't matter if its at Ford or Apogee. Better players typically win the game.
  12. I'm clearly not as close the situation as some of your longtime fans/alums but it seems like North Texas has made significant strides towards being competitive. I'd argue that UNT's facilities are in the top ten among G5 programs nationally. Financially the institution and program have the infrastructure to succeed in the new AAC. It seems like UNT is committed to putting together a pretty decent NIL collective too. This will serve you well in the transfer portal. Just comes down to hiring the right coaches and holding them accountable. Really that's the only missing piece. I think a big problem is seeing SMU as the bar. That is just not realistic moving forward. SMU is going to be one the leading NIL/transfer destinations in the country regardless of conference affiliation. I do think UTSA, UAB, and Memphis should be good measuring sticks for North Texas. Absolutely no reason the Mean Green can't be right up there with those programs.
  13. Siggers is starting until we get our 5 star running back transfer from Bama up to speed. Then our primary backup TJ McDaniel (offers from Clemson, Oregon, etc.) also is coming back from injury. Nice try though!
  14. Check the roster. The overwhelming majority of SMU players had multiple P5 offers or transferred from P5 programs. There is very little head to head recruiting between SMU and North Texas. Just a fact.
  15. We're not really recruiting against UNT.
  16. Just b/c you play an opponent a bunch of times doesn't make it a rivalry. SMU is UNT's Super Bowl. That doesn't mean that SMU cares about UNT.
  17. The game is way more important to UNT than SMU. Its an easy win against a regional opponent. Good attendance and easy travel. Nothing more.
  18. Nope. Gotta win more than one every seven or eight years to be a rivalry. Its a fun game b/c of close proximity and nothing more.
  19. Wouldn't the series need to be competitive for it to be a rivalry?
  20. If SMU is irrelevant what is UNT? And this is extremely tame by Twitter standards.
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