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Everything posted by eulessismore

  1. Well, when a school is as perennially bad as Kansas, I think one has to look at how well individiual players have done to gauge the success of a coach. And some here would object to the perception of Sun Belt play as bottom of FBS barrel when Reffett coached there, but it was certainly a much lower level than Big 12, especially on offense. Ok, think you've answered your own question as to whether Bowen is an upgrade from Reffett.
  2. If you'll check the records of the teams where each coached, UL Monroe was much more successful in Sun Belt play when Reffett spent several years there as DC than Bowen was at Kansas in Big 12 play when he was DC there. If you look at the careers of players each coached at those respective schools, Bowen is much more impressive in coaching players who went on to become drafted and otherwise succeed at the NFL level. I find it kind of hard to compare those careers, but I honestly think Bowen is at least a step, maybe two, up from Reffett.
  3. I did check out our record for the 2011 season, when he was our DC, and we beat UL Monroe, where Reffett was DC, 38-21.
  4. Dude, where are your conspiracy theory skills? It's part of a grand scheme to bring in Mark Mangino to UNT as offensive coordinator, while his son sets up a Hutchinson CC to UNT recruiting pipeline, setting Tommy up as eventual OC in Denton, once Mark decides to return to Pennsylvania and watch it snow in winter. When SL gets hired away to Arkansas before a big time bowl game, with Tommy coaching that game as UNT interim HC, who knows?
  5. After reading more about the players he has coached and the Kansas teams that were successful under him, (mostly during the Mangino era, I suppose the only really successful period in recent memory of Kansas football), I agree.
  6. I saw that on Wikipedia. I guess, looking there (which, admittedly isn't the best place to do research) and a few other places, it's hard to judge at which times he was DC (and DC only). To me, his career path indicates the general inadvisability of loyalty by assistant coaches towards one school. My favorite thing about him, as of these latest readings, is the Kansas JUCO connection. I would be interested in who he recruited at North Texas. I understand the love for Skladany, but some of his best players were here before he came (and he was never noted for being a recruiter, in fact was
  7. I'm pulling for the recruit from Kentucky, Dane Jackson, to come in and make an immediate improvement to the center position, hopefully making us forget all those snaps being dug out of the dirt in the last couple of years.
  8. Are you talking about that abandoned police car?
  9. Hey, congratulations, man. I just retired after a little over 30 years with the City of Dallas (in Geographic Information Systems), and noticed that there were reasons sworn law officers might find reasons to move up by moving on, but you'll know more about that than I. And Argyle seems about as fine a place as any to call home in North Texas nowadays. I did notice going to the UAB game this year that there was a turkey loose in the middle of Hwy 377 in Argyle, eventually making good an escape in that critical Thanksgiving week. It actually had the most elusive moves I saw from any Denton
  10. He remains calm under pressure; that's something I always liked seeing when I was a lowly Army PFC paratrooper.
  11. Ok, I'm wondering what all that has to do with who is the next DC.
  12. Not to be too critical of this thread, but IMHO, it's based on one of the dumbest premises ever, which takes what we justly consider a point of pride and flips it to saying we should instead feel ashamed. I'm sure the admins know best on this, but I'm just wondering if keeping this thread alive isn't just giving oxygen to an article that was obviously never researched on the ground, any more than any of the genre of "Internet best of/worst of" lists. Maybe someone could start a thread about game day parking/traffic flow and work in experience from this years Houston game, whether existing p
  13. Maybe our old alum Dr. Phil could ask how that's working for us.
  14. I hear what you're saying, but Charlotte is not the 2007 Navy team: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Navy_Midshipmen_football_team
  15. Hey, we've helped K-State more than they'll ever give us credit for.
  16. He was always making the effort for yards after contact when he was at UNT, sometimes losing the ball in the process. I think the niners have found a good niche for him, although I think they can coach better ball security, and have a good all purpose back further down the road. I think his family is a big factor in his success; his mother and father were very noticeable at games in Denton supporting him.
  17. Hey, I know it wasn’t the Tasty Greek. Congrats man; the kid will do great. Hope to see you in the cheap seats.
  18. I have 2 tickets, wife not going, so 1 to give. Running late, as usual, but anyone still needing a ticket, I'll be around Gate 3; look for someone who looks like my profile picture, but hair turned silver, wearing an aussie style straw hat and a khaki shirt with a "UNT" stencil and old time eagle on the front. To get my attention, my friends just call me "Dwayne".
  19. He knows that we know that he's pulling our chain, but why not? As long as we respond to it, game set match, Vito.
  20. Quoner, thanks for pointing this out; I tried watching it, but couldn''t even go back for the show that followed the start of the Scrabble game between Offred and her what, breeder. Of course, it couldn't have gone down well with the wife, I mean, sex is just a reproductive function, but Scrabble, now that's a different matter entirely.
  21. Well, that would be Tony and his "Best Damn Tailgate in North Texas" group. I won't forget you, Tony, and will always remember us holding your canopy from blowing away in a freak storm that blew through. That was my closest to a Wizard of Oz experience.
  22. Yippee, having given even odds on the missing DE's showing up (one shows up) and being validated, looking forward to being wrong (both make it). I've never understood why people have a problem with being shown wrong).
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