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  1. 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.

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  2. 32 minutes ago, El Paso Eagle said:

    I will give SMU credit they not only sold players on coming to play football they convince them of the power of a degree and connections from SMU. North Texas needs to put together a strategy for transfers to make it attractive for not only coming to play sports but also getting your degree or masters from North Texas.

    That being said I think Sonny realizes that while the money is there now if at some point relatively soon SMU does not move up how long will these same donors keep putting money. With TCU he is already  with a P5 and can build from there with a lot of the same advantages of a TCU degree. His success at TCU will depend on how well he recruits transfers at his best transfer recruiter, Ra'Shaad Samples( and his father) are now with the LA Rams.

    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.

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  3. 2 hours ago, NorthTexasSportsNetwork said:

    SMU has:

    0 bowl wins since joining the AAC, and 2 losses to CUSA opponents in those 2 bowl appearances since joining the AAC.

    0 conference championship appearances, Temple has 2 and one championship title. 
    Very few players who are recruited from SMU, not the portal have led them to success.

    Bottom tier attendance since joining the AAC

    Middle tier for wins/losses since joining the AAC.


    DYKES WAS THERE FOR NOT EVEN 4 FULL YEARS!! Most delusional and ignorant fan base in CFB.

    You mad bro?

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  4. 5 hours ago, dodgefan said:

    UNT should play TCU too. I saw on twitter, SMU has some BIG announcement about facilities next Friday. The do need to widen the concourse.

    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.

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  5. 2 hours ago, Mike Jackson said:

    SMU Boosters aren’t stupid.  If SMU is floundering and still in the AAC with us they aren’t throwing money away.  They will always support the program financially but finding SMU fans to sit in those seats if the program is bad will be hard.  So if they have anymore than 40% SMU fans and SMU isn’t coming off a great season I will be shocked.

    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.

  6. 17 hours ago, NorthTexasWeLove said:

    No shot that 2027 game happens. And if it does, there will be 29k OU fans at that game. 

    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.

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  7. Just now, NorthTexasWeLove said:

    I'm not hyping up any game. Not to be too lady like, but using transitive properties, SMU plays exceptionally well vs UNT most years. 

    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.

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  8. 5 hours ago, NorthTexasWeLove said:


    I am not buying that we can't compete with SMU. They view us as a must win and we piss down our leg every year we play them. Last year they lost to Tulsa, UH, Memphis and got obliterated by a good Cincy team. They beat LaTech by a couple points. 

    Year before: The week before SMU played us they beat TXST by a TD then turned around and dropped 65 on us. Let Navy hang around (and Navy hadn't been very good lately). Lost to both Tulsa (again) and ECU. 

    2019: Yeah, they won 10 games. Smoked us, of course. Eked out a W vs Arkansas State. Barely beat Tulsa. Barely beat ECU. Lost to Navy. Spanked by FAU. 

    2018: Beat us by almost 4 TD's and turned around and lost 7 games. 

    I could go on and on. They are not that good. They (their coaching staffs over the years) clearly hype up this game to their players. They play hard and fast vs us and they view us as a can't lose, as stated. Also as stated, we fill up our cleats with urine. I'm just not buying it. 

    lol.  Hype up this game.  Please.  SMU is UNT's Super Bowl.  

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  9. 8 minutes ago, Mike Jackson said:

    🤔 you when our RB room is 100% healthy Siggers is a back up here.  I wonder were y'all got him from?   Congratulations you guys can buy projected P5 bench riders.  

    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!

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  10. 2 hours ago, NorthTexasWeLove said:

    In your mind I'm sure you think yall are recruiting against Tech, TCU and Okie State. Meanwhile, yall will lose to UH, Menphis, UCF, the usual Then, of course, a typical egg lay vs a Tulsa/Navy/Tulane type. 

    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.

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  11. 1 hour ago, untjim1995 said:

    Just like when we beat Texas Southern next week, there will be about 50% less people at Apogee to watch it…SMU knows they recruit against us. They know that beating us badly every year helps their record. It’s that simple…

    We're not really recruiting against UNT.  

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  12. 2 minutes ago, Coffee and TV said:

    Yes, the Red Sox not winning the world series for 90 years really meant they didn't have a rivalry with the Yankees. And this is purely an analogy, lest you think anyone rates you in the same ballpark as the Yankees. 

    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.

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  13. 1 minute ago, Texas Stranger said:

    It isn't the game results that make a rivalry.  It's how the fans, institutions, and especially players approach the games.

    Although it does seem that few of the games are close, even when NT wins it's usually a blowout

    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.

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  14. 2 minutes ago, Mean Green 93-98 said:

    I guarantee when SMU beats Lamar next week, your official Twitter won't be screaming, "stiLLLL just that team from Beaumont."  Obviously, there's a little extra fuel in y'all's fire when you play us.

    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.  

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  15. 1 minute ago, GreenEggs&Ham™ said:

    It's doubtful that even 30% of the people where I work have even heard of SMU, much less what city it is located in (Highland Park?). They are Irrelevant here since SMU doesn't win National Titles in the modern era. 

    So that Twitter post seems especially stupid and childish from my perspective. And I will never understand the bashing that goes on between universities in Texas (not just SMU doing it).  Trashing other universities just isn't done up here so much. 

    If SMU is irrelevant what is UNT?  

    And this is extremely tame by Twitter standards.  

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