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  1. 13 minutes ago, GrandGreen said:

    Really poor analysis, where will NT scoring come from: when you hold the other teams to a national low average; you don't have to score a lot.  

    Not only that, but all you need to do is simply look at the scoring averages of our returners, and the guys we brought in:
    Tylor - 13.5
    Abou - 10.2
    Rubin - 8.2 
    Then, the guys we added:
    Tyree Eady - 10.3 @ NDSU
    Jayden Martinez - 14.9 @ New Hampsire
    Kai Huntsberry - 19.6 @ DII University of Mary

    The scoring is there.

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  2. 48 minutes ago, malonish said:

    Howdy. I haven't been around in a few. Is it too early to be that loveable opposing fan you all remember? Thoughts on the upcoming game are that it's worrying to me that UNT gets a warmup game and we open the season at UNT with a new coach and system. 

    No man.   That's no "warmup game"...  UTEP is improving.  We're spinning wheels.  It took a heroic effort to eek out a win VS UTEP last season at home.   This is very likely to be a loss.   

    If NT loses to UTEP in week 1, expect a deflated team to come out the next week to get the doors blown off by 30 again VS you guys.

    I hope I'm wrong.

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  3. 48 minutes ago, GMG_Dallas said:

    Maybe scouting for his next HC gig. I'd take him if SL has a bad year. He worked wonders at Houston.

    I dunno.   He burned a ton of bridges with HS football coaches in Texas.  Good football mind, and can motivate players to play for him (which is Littrell's problem), but he's going to come in with baggage, and put us behind the 8ball when recruiting VS a guy like Traylor who is revered by all TXHSFB coaches.

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  4. 22 minutes ago, 97and03 said:

    Lifer you are confusing two votes. The first was 2002 and it failed but we passed it in the Student Government at a lower rate. The first vote had a lot of pushback from students in part because a group of alumni were pushing it and students didn’t appreciate it (I think there were table top ads in dorm cafeterias if my memory is correct). 
    The second vote passed, in my opinion bc the AD kept a lower profile and didn’t try to ran it down the students’ throats. 
    Just one old man’s memory of it. I was only involved in 2002 so can’t speak first hand about the second one. 

    The second vote passed because it was brilliantly written to take effect 2 or 3 years after the vote.   So a majority of the students at the time were not on the hook for the increased fee.   Plain and simple.  Of course you'll get students to vote yes for something really, really nice, as long as you don't ask them to pay for it.

    As much as I appreciate the efforts of some of the SGA members at the time (one of whom used to be a regular here, and I feel gets a little too much credit on this forum), I think Rick & Co. went back to the drawing board, took a hard look at their previous failed attempt, and came back with a new strategy that worked.

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  5. 14 minutes ago, UTSAMarineVet09 said:

    Yall brag about beating an undefeated team....

    We brag about having a Conference Football Championship.



    Oh, believe me, we'd change places in a heartbeat.  No brainer. 
    Your dumba** coach's soft "brand" is the reason we're still stuck with our lame-duck HC.  So you win again.   Cross your fingers he learned from that mistake and can actually finish the deal next time.

    Doesn't make what happened that day any less real.

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  6. 6 hours ago, BillySee58 said:

    And again, this isn’t just me criticizing you specifically. I just think as a whole most on the board are describing Gunnell as another P5 transfer like the others previously mentioned. I know not every poster can be amalgamated into one, but it does seem to reek of hypocrisy how we say high school accolades don’t matter on one hand, then on the other group Gunnell in with the other QBs solely based their similarities in high school accolades while ignoring how different their college bodies or work are. Just think it needs to be mentioned more.

    Lol, I thought I was one of the only ones doing this.  And I’m probably trumping that up too much.  Probably my defense mechanism to keep from having my hopes crushed like they were by the likes of Darius Terrell, Bryce English, Nick Harvey, etc…

    It seems like most want to crown Gunnell now, and will cite his Arizona highlights, but really it’s because they desperately want anyone to be better than Aune.  It doesn’t really matter who.

    And yeah, I’m definitely not one of the guys saying bail on HS QBs!

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  7. 14 minutes ago, GMG_Dallas said:

    I guess for me it's not about that. Losing with Aune would be like striking out looking. I'd rather strike out swinging. I don't care if we go 6-7 with Head or Gunnell, at least we tried different options.

    Fair enough. And I could even get on board with that line of thinking.  
    I don’t know that Littrell can though.   To save his job, he has to play the best option, and if he thinks that’s a bus-driving Aune, that’s who he’ll roll with.

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  8. 2 hours ago, GMG_Dallas said:

    In 11 games as a true freshman, Henigan completed 60% of his passes with 25 TDs and 8 INTs. In comparison, Fine had a 6 TDs to 5 INTs in 10 games his true freshman year. Henigan was a stud as a true freshman.

    Aune on the other hand... 51% completion, 9 TDs to 9 INTs as a 28 year old junior.

    Now who needs the upgrade at QB again?

    You’re saying stuff I’ve already said.  I already know Aune’s #s & have repeatedly said we need better.  I know Henigan is good, and we’re going to see that firsthand in about a month.

    But to just assume Gunnell is everything we want, & the difference between 5-7 VS 8-4…. I’m sorry, just based on our history, I’m not going to hold my breath.   Show me.

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  9. 7 hours ago, BillySee58 said:

    On one hand, it seems foolish to pin hopes on a transfer QB after seeing transfers QBs not work out. On the other, it’s also short sighted to lump Gunnell into the pool of past transfers without distinguishing how much more of a body of work he has as a college QB compared to the other P5 transfers we have brought in.

    Gunnell is just shy of 1,900 yards with 15 TDs against 3 INTs while doing it at a 66.5% completion mark. Ruder was coming in with 10 career passes thrown. One D1 pass for Alec Morris, and zero for guys like Gilmore and Berglund. I’m all for the approach of not anointing him too early, I just think too often Gunnell is brought up as just another P5 QB transfer like he’s the same kind of pickup as the others. There’s more nuance to this than just “the other P5 transfer QBs haven’t worked so let’s not get our hopes up too high on this one either.”

    I guess I’m looking a little more critically at his time in Memphis than what he did at Arizona.  Like I said, I think a team that finished 3-5 in the AAC could use a QB upgrade, but they stuck with Henigan.  Henigan showed a lot of promise, especially later in the year, so I can see why they might roll the dice on him over a dude who (according to the hopes of Mean Green fans) is a game-changing QB.  Maybe his ceiling is higher than Gunnell’s?

    I suppose we’ll see.

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  10. On 8/5/2022 at 6:59 PM, emmitt01 said:

    Sure, as long as you don’t fall into the tired mindset of North Texas being so inferior that we accept career backup level quarterbacks being our starter for consecutive years.  

    I guess I don’t follow.   Aune clearly played better than Ruder, the big P5 transfer who was supposed to save the offense last year.  

    I’m not saying Aune was great.  Yet here we are again with a bunch of folks here pinning their hopes on a transfer to be a savior of the offense.

    I am saying we should be ready for Aune to be the best option again, because transfer portal history hasn’t been kind to us.  Again, if Gunnell comes in & kills it, I’ll be pleasantly surprised!  Either way, we must have better QB play than last year.

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    Safety Nick Nakwaasah was in position to start after transferring from Central Arkansas, a Football Championship Subdivision school, before suffering a season-ending injury in spring practice.


    Was there a thread I missed on this?   

    Nakwaasah was definitely in line to start.  Losing him is painful.
    Now it's Harold West or Dillion Williams, unless I'm missing someone?

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