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  1. 33 minutes ago, El Paso Eagle said:

    Would be interesting to know what happened.  Something happened and we may never know.  He's gone and we move on.

    The funny thing people keep overlooking is we had always planned on 2019 being Bussey’s last year anyways. We have recruited very well at the position and with Bussey going down with the injury early, we have more experience returning than we would’ve had he stayed healthy.

  2. 3 hours ago, MeanGreenZen said:

    Grades? Isn’t he a grad transfer? 

    Yeah, the only way grades is any sort of explanation is if they were good enough to graduate but not good enough to get into his desired grad school program at UNT, while also being good enough to get into a similar program at Hawaii. Also, he was a mechanical engineering major fwiw.

    And if he really wanted to play for UNT again, he didn’t even have to take grad school classes. 

  3. 24 minutes ago, Mean Green 93-98 said:

    Could you elaborate on that a bit?  Or are you just speculating?

    I would be speculating as to why there was a divide, but there has been plenty already posted on the board indicating UNT and Bussey wasn’t going to be a thing in 2020. Wasn’t really part of the team after the injury, was in the stands during games, and was removed from the roster pretty early on. 

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  4. I wonder if having two redshirt freshmen and two true freshmen tight ends will make it hard to get a good one this class. The guys we have offered this class all have pretty good offer lists and it helps to pull those guys away from P5s when we can pitch early playing time/catches.

    Also could be a case of the coaches going after really good tight ends who could hop the guys older than them and if we get one, great. If not, maybe they just don’t get a tight end this class instead of settling for one.

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  5. 12 hours ago, Venson said:

    It looks like my suspicions about Walsh may be wrong. I just looked at UNT's roster over the last 10 years and we have had about 7 players from Guyer over the same time period. Now about 3 went somewhere else prior to arriving at UNT. In that same time frame, I only saw one other player from all the other Denton schools and that is Tyreke Davis from Ryan. So, Walsh's players came to UNT more than all the other Denton schools combined. In that same time frame, Webb would have been at Mesquite Horn and Rockwall. I did not see any players from Rockwall at all and the players I saw from Mesquite Horn would have been in high school at Horn after he left. Elex Woodworth could have been a freshman during Webb's last year, but I doubt he would have had any influence on him by the time he was a senior.

    Almost all of those guys were walkons. Shilleci in 2013 and Dillman in 2015 are the only players we have signed out of Guyer since they opened in 2005. 

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  6. 7 hours ago, Green Crazy said:

    I looked at all our offers on 247 last night and we seem to be hitting Las Vegas pretty hard.  We have four offers to one high school there called Desert Pines and now this one.  Is this Bowen?

    One of their assistant coaches, David Hill, played at Arizona under Littrell. That’s the school where 2020 signee Jonathan Pickett is from, and we offered a lot of their 2021 guys shortly after we landed Pickett.

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  7. I can never get over how bad the angles UTSA’s defenders took on that Bussey TD. How do you let a guy score with this many defenders in position to at least get in on a tackle? Far from a complaint on my end though.


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  8. 1 hour ago, SteaminWillieBeamin said:

    Why are people saying he is a dual threat QB? It says he is a pro-style.


    23 minutes ago, meangreenacct said:

    I think we unfortunately know the answer to that...

    If he keeps progressing, he is special,” former Kentucky defensive back Van Hiles told Vaught’s Views in Kentucky. “He is left-handed and has a great arm. He is Terry Wilson almost. He has great straight line speed. He played in a spread offense on a really good team in high school that won the state championship his senior year.”

    He also had multiple 50+ yard TD runs in his highlights. In the state championship game his senior year he ran the ball 23 times against 17 pass attempts. Also, Rivals classified him as a dual threat.

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  9. 24 minutes ago, 97and03 said:

    I have to admit I am a little baffled by this unless there is a potential position change or Seth knows we are losing a QB to transfer. Our QB room is pretty full of young guys. 
    I am sure that he is talented but I will point out that last year Kentucky lost its top three QBs to injury and opted to play a WR at the position rather than this guy. To me there is cause to question this signing. (And yes I know he was a true freshman but so was Dodge, Vizza, Fine, etc.) 

    Always happy to sign talented people who want to be here but it raises questions for me. 

    A theory was mentioned to me that the coaches may have touted Bean as the backup last year even when Aune outplayed him in camp to ensure both would still be here for the 2020 season since Aune already has a house here and is much less likely to transfer. If this theory had merit, you would have them battle it out through fall camp, announce Aune as the starter right before the first game and have Bean be his backup, then probably see Bean transfer after the season with maybe Martin and Kuehne choosing to do the same over backing up Aune for two more years.

    In that scenario, plus not signing a 2020 HS QB, we’d possibly be down to just Aune and Drummond as our only scholarship QBs heading into the 2021 season. Having Gilmore on the roster after his redshirt would be huge in that scenario.

    I get that’s a lot of conjecture, but the risk of transfers is pretty similar if Bean wins the job. I think this move is made with this risk very much in mind. 

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  10. 6’3” 290 lb defensive tackle from College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California. His highlights show 2018 as his freshman season but not sure about what happened in 2019. Not 100% sure this is a 2020 offer but JUCO Frenzy lists him as one and he retweeted it. I believe we still have two spots left for the 2020 class.



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  11. 1 hour ago, wardly said:

    Review our w/l record in football and basketball the past 5 years. We are just a few games over 500 in football in one of the weakest conferences in 1A. Our Men's basketball had a great year, not so much the previous 4 seasons, especially if you look at our OOC schedule.

    Review our last 3 years in football and basketball. We are 5 games over .500 in football with a division title and have won 20 straight games each of those years in basketball including coming off of a conference championship, which you can’t just gloss over even in your narrative (devil’s advocate?) that we don’t bring enough to the table. Plus we’re coming off signing some of the top recruiting classes in the conference in each.

    Stats and data ranges can easily be manipulated to fit a narrative, but under the current administration and head coaches for football and basketball, we have made ourselves much more competitive and attractive.

    We need to get rid of this RV mindset he seemed to plant in our fanbases’ heads that things under him were as good as they could be at UNT and any shortcomings we had from 2001-2015 were just because it’s hard at UNT. 

    1 hour ago, wardly said:

    The Women's program hasn't had a winning season in decades.

    We all know that isn’t going to be any sort of deciding factor in this type of decision.

    1 hour ago, wardly said:

    Finally,as we speak neither the  MWC nor AAC has expressed interest in expansion . Could that change. Yes, when some of the P5 conference's t.v. contracts expire in the next 3 to 5 years.

    We’re discussing a hypothetical in which the California football programs are incapable of fielding football teams this season, and us hopping in on that opportunity to fill those slots in their schedule. Probably not realistic but that wasn’t the point of discussing if we should try and jump on that opportunity like MeanGreenTexan asked.

    1 hour ago, wardly said:

    If the Big 12 implodes because of UT's refusal to give up the Longhorn network there could be a lot of moving parts. I would think the G5 conference in the best position to grab Big 12 programs left behind would be the AAC. Finally, I believe that with the current UNT administration and financial commitment to athletics that we will be in an excellent position to take advantage of any opportunities that may arise.

    No disagreements on that. But also don’t think being in the MWC precludes us from making those type of moves if that scenario were to transpire.

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  12. 39 minutes ago, wardly said:

    So, what do we bring to the MWC? Not but a handful of fans will make any road trips. We are basically a non factor in DFW media market. TCU and SMU hold recruiting edge. If the MWC wanted a presence in DFW you would think they would try to schedule OOC football and basketball games in the Metroplex.The MWC Fan Forum posters say they would like to dump SJSU and football only Hawaii. They would like to add one or two high powered basketball program but NMSU is not good enough. We keep talking about what the MWC would do for us [aka Big West?] What can we bring to the table? What can we do for them?

    The Mountain West is one of the most spaced out conferences in the country. Not like the other teams in our conference are driving distance from each other for large numbers of opposing fans to go to each game. University of Nevada is about a 15 hour drive to Albuquerque and Laramie. Denton is closer to University of Wyoming, UNM, Air Force, and Colorado State than those California schools are. We aren’t less appealing geographically than other options, even from a fan travel standpoint.

    As far as what we offer, we have a football program that should be competitive in this conference on paper and a really strong basketball program to add to a really strong basketball conference. We can be that strong basketball add that NMSU would be, while being a far more appealing option from a football standpoint.

  13. 1 hour ago, MeanGreenTexan said:

    Resurrecting this old thread to post this:

    If those 3 California State schools cannot field a football team, and the MWC should decide they still want to play... What if they looked to Texas to fill those 3 spots?  Would y'all be on board with NT, UTEP, and UTSA or Rice heading West together?   Then, whenever those schools decided to rejoin, they could, and then bring in the UTSA/Rice leftover to make a balanced 16-team conference?

    Definitely. Hard to imagine we’d be able to get out of our scheduling commitments for the year. 

  14. On 4/12/2020 at 8:37 PM, MGNation92 said:

    We're his only offer? I might be more excited if there were more offers.

    Either way, welcome to the Mean Green Willie


    On 4/12/2020 at 8:38 PM, greenminer said:

    I'd defer to @BillySee58 who says he likes him.  Keep in mind he's a '21, so it's pretty far away.


    On 4/13/2020 at 10:52 PM, GrandGreen said:

    Normal, is that NT is the first to offer.   Then a number of schools follow suit. 

    This player made the great decision to commit early and probably won't pile up the offers.  

    There is no reason at this time for NT to commit to any player unless he is a big recruiting target. 

    Has picked up offers from Missouri State, New Mexico, and Air Force since committing to us. Hopefully this is a similar case to Jacobi Johnson where we get him early on then hold onto him if/when bigger schools start snooping around.

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