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Everything posted by Side.Show.Joe

  1. I love volleyball and I'm looking forward to seeing this year's team. Wren has a history of hiring great coaches (McCasland and DeLong). Now I looking forward to seeing what our new volleyball and track coaches can do.
  2. The girls were nervous at the start and gave up 2 runs in the 1st inning. Peters gave up another later in the game, and UNT fell by a score of 3-0. The bats just couldn't string together hits. Elimination game tomorrow against Fordham. Not sure of the time just yet.
  3. I was also disappointed in the DRC's headline following the conclusion of the Byron Nelson. They should have tied the story to Munoz and his time at UNT. Personally, I'd like to see UNT attempt to sponsor both Munoz and Ortiz in some small way. Neither have tons of sponsors and all parties would benefit. The green SOW logo with a "UNT" under it on the right side of their hats would be perfect.
  4. I don't disagree. People need to tap the breaks and remember we did lose some proven players to the portal. But I'll add some context to the Gunnell situation. Memphis fans love this kid. They said Gunnell was on his way to being their guy until an injury sidelined him. Henigan came in a earned the starting spot while Gunnell was working his way back. From what I've been told, Gunnell is completely capable of being a premier QB in the AAC for UNT.... if his injuries are behind him. Now, does UNT have someone that can be a Harrell type QB coach for Gunnell? I don't know.
  5. I watched it on C-USATV. It was horrible. Back to back homers in the bottom of the 7th.
  6. Our rivals were laughing at us. Now they just feel sorry for us. It's embarrassing. Sadly, our administration seems content with failure.
  7. Ha! That looks horrible. I love my Mean Green, but never eat or drink anything that is the same color as a booger.
  8. We couldn't beat a 6-6 MAC team to end this season.... SMU is going to curb stomp us to start next season. You've drank too much of the green Kool-aid.
  9. I totally understand your frustration, but I encourage you to continue your support of our athletes. It isn't the players fault that the administration won't make the coaching changes needed to improve our chances of being competitive. I myself will continue my current level of donations to the MGSF and keep my season tickets, but I won't be making my usual annual increase in giving, or go out of my way to waste money on unnecessary related events or items. You can get your message across to the athletic department and still support our players.
  10. I like baseball, but I love softball. This probably won't be a popular opinion (It's okay, I'm used to it), but I'd prefer we continue funneling resources into softball and build it into a national power (consistent Top 25 program). So in my opinion, baseball can wait. UNT is the largest softball playing program within 200 miles of the Women's College World Series. DeLong has done an outstanding job. I want Wren to keep building DeLong's program until it is among the best in the country.
  11. I won't be one of them. 7-8 wins in C-USA might not even equal the strength of a .500 season in AAC. Seth would have to pull a UTSA type (11 wins season) next year to have UNT positioned to be above average in the American. And 11 wins is something Seth hasn't done in 6 seasons at UNT. The stats and his history (Seth is 1-6 against AAC teams in his 6 seasons at UNT) say Seth can't win in the AAC. Nothing against Littrell personally, he just doesn't win. It's that simple.
  12. Wren is a very smart AD. He is known to have a spreadsheet ranking potential basketball coaches. It's how we landed McCasland, and it has been documented that other ADs contact him about the names on that list when they need to make a hire. I have to believe Wren has something similar for football coaches. It would be stupid to be so thorough for basketball and not for football. Littrell wasn't Wren's hire and I can't believe Seth would rank above other coaches that we could afford on his football spreadsheet. Either the university isn't allowing Wren to fire Littrell, or he can't raise the money for his buyout. Neither of those conclusions is acceptable. The programs in the AAC aren't going to stop and allow us to catch up with them. We don't have time to waste. And another season under Littrell is a waste of time.
  13. According to UNT own athletic site, our MGSF has exactly 1,419 members. Those are certainly hardcore fans. There are others on this board that don;t have season tickets but are die hard too, but I highly doubt 15,000 of them were at the Frisco Bowl. It is more likely that at least half of our attendance was comprised of the average fans that don't post on here. But I wish they did follow close enough to have accounts and post on this board. I wish Harry could get a time slot during freshmen orientation and sign up the new students. Can't argue against your second point. It's true. Wren has the final say. But, I don't have to like what he chooses.
  14. I have to disagree. I don't know how many fans have accounts here on GoMeanGreen, but I doubt there are 16,000. We played the Frisco Bowl at 2pm on a Thursday afternoon. Most of those UNT fans that showed up for the bowl had to take time off from work and change their Christmas travel plans. They aren't hard core like us, but they came out, and left angry. They may not be as informed as us, but they know UNT has been upgrading their athletics. They know we are moving to the AAC, And, they know Littrell is our coach and he can't win the C-USA title or bowl games. Wren has hired some outstanding coaches. McCasland and DeLong were home runs. And in my opinion, Wren would've already been hired away by a big time P5 if Littrell wasn't sandbagging our football program. The data just doesn't support keeping Littrell for another season. And I for one am sick and tired of the "give him one more season" argument. I heard it last year. Wren is the AD and will make the choice, but he will also lie with the results too.
  15. This is my university, and it is very frustrating to watch our football program continue to struggle despite all they have to work with. But I'm not going anywhere. While I will be Mean Green for life, I can no longer justify blindly throwing more money at the athletic department when it is just going to waste. I'm sure my extra donations don't add up to much in the grand scheme of things, so they won't really care.
  16. I have animosity towards no one. My frustration is totally based on our lack of progress and unwillingness to correct the problem. Seth just happens to be the coach. The buck stops with him. If my mother ran our football program into the ground, I'd be calling for her to be fired. This isn't personal. Of course those fans care. That's why they do show up when we win and stay home when we suck. After the Miami OH loss, those fans that you claim "don't care" openly vented their frustrations with the direction of the program. As the games was winding down and as we were walking back to our car, many openly called for Littrell to be fired. They just don't get on this board and post it. We are not going 4-0 in OOC next season. SMU owns Littrell. Big Game Seth is 1-5 against the ponies. Memphis was a 6-6 AAC program this past season, and the game is in their stadium. We should be able to beat UNLV, but that game is in Vegas, so we could be a hard fought game. Our buy-a-win FCS game against Texas Southern is the only OOC contest that I consider to be a lock. 2-2 is a much more realistic OOC record if Littrell remains our coach, and 15,000 for our first conference game would seem much more likely.
  17. No, the athletic department isn't quitting on the program. I wasn't implying that. But, if they keep Littrell they will be continuing to throw good money after bad. But my main point is... by keeping Littrell, they are quitting on the majority of our fan base. Despite the "Old Denton" die hard posters around here, the majority of our fans that fill Apogee to near 30,000, don't want Littrell anymore, and our attendance will reflect it. We had an average of around 16,000 fans show up last season. A large portion have already walked away. I get a lot of down votes around here, but I don't get 16,000 down votes. Most of the fans that attend our games don't post on this board. There are far more fans that want Seth gone, than want him around in 2022, and their attendance, or lack there of, is their voice. The athletic department could keep Seth, but that will come at a cost.
  18. ULM beat liberty the week before they beat us. UNT was up 20 to 14 on Liberty at halftime. Liberty our scored UNT 21 to 6 in the second half. The game never should have come down to the safety call. We were a bad head coach away from beating Liberty. That's just the truth. And if our athletic department keeps Littrell for another season, it just proves UNT football has quit on us.
  19. Than I guess having a fractured fan base, smaller attendance, and less revenue is also acceptable to the AD, BOR, and BMDs too. Very "Old Denton" of them. People can down vote this statement or roll their eyeballs, but it doesn't change the truth.
  20. If I considered this a true reflection of where things stand, it would only show me is that Seth is failing horribly considering what he has had to work with. Anyone that is being honest has to question our "FB Success" being ranked #2 in C-USA (must be all those conference titles and bowl wins).
  21. I have zero interest in increasing my donations or kicking in extra money for projects while Littrell is still running our football program. In my opinion, hiring a new football coach is our #1 project.
  22. I went away for a few days on Christmas break and come back to the same problem. I really hoped Wren would have let him go by now. Another year of Seth in Denton just isn't acceptable.
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