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  1. 4 minutes ago, GreenBacker said:

    Yes.  I agree.  My point is that it is a very small sample size in less than ideal conditions.  If he was good enough to beat out the guy they brought in to be the starter last year, odds are he showed lots of promise.  By all accounts they wanted it to be Rodgers last year, but Stone kept outplaying him in summer/fall camp.  He also put up 3 touchdowns against Cal in 1 half(1 more than Auburn did in their game the next week) when Rodgers couldn’t do much.  Stone now has another year in the system.  I just think the fanbase has made up their mind off a small sample size since the coaching staff is always so hush hush on the day to day.  I’m sure the new Chandler will get the job, but QB play is the least of my worries whether it’s Stone or Chandler. 

    Honestly, after I read this, I chuckled because... no way.
    Then I thought about it a little bit, and I chuckled again because I agree.
    Then I thought about it some more, and I began sobbing.

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  2. 43 minutes ago, NT80 said:

    Seriously?  That would be poor for Hodge's own career.

    It would be like Bill Belichick to Tom Brady:  "Maybe go test the waters at Tampa Bay?".  lol

    How could that possibly hurt Bill Belichick?

    There's no salary cap structure out here in the Wild Wild West of NIL.

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  3. 33 minutes ago, UNTLifer said:

    I want a coach that is telling his guys to invest in our program and make it great and not to use us as a stepping stone.

    Spoken like a true fan.  I get it.

    Coach Hodge's relationship with his players is markedly different though.   
    These players are people.  
    He genuinely cares about them, and if they feel like they have an opportunity (whatever that opportunity is: more PT, money, "prestige", etc...) then he might encourage them to pursue it, while keeping the door open to come home & "invest in our program and make it great".

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  4. 24 minutes ago, Shark84 said:

    For a Coach and a system that asks guys to be unselfish, love each other and put team and others before self. It's going to be hard to get guys to buy into that for one year. He may have to change the philosophy. I don't think you will have guys knocking down the doors to come play defense. I trust Hodge will do whatever it takes to put a winning product on the floor, but I do think our system/style will be different. 

    That's pretty much every single coach & system out there.  Basic staples of "TEAM".    And players know what they're getting into.

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  5. 15 minutes ago, Censored by Laurie said:

    I'm actually in the camp now that we're gonna see a few of these players back next season. it's only good business to test the portal waters and possibly leverage Hodge/UNT for as good a deal as possible. 

    calling it now...Noland and Jones will be back next season. Scott maybe not...he has NBA metrics and upside and a year at a P5 could enhance his overall pro stock. 

    I'm here too.   Aside from Scott, I think struggling high-majors will be blinded by Edwards' PPG, and he'll get a deal somewhere as well... but he might have the same disappointing outcome as Reese & Drez.    

    As for Rubin, CJ, & Buggs, I just think there are SO MANY other players out there for these high-majors to choose from... I don't know that they're going to get what they're looking for (something like Georgia Tech or some other ACC/SEC bottom-dweller offering a little more money, but not a promise of PT), and it may be best to return to a winning NT for a little less $, but a chance to do something big, but who knows?

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  6. Honestly,
    I would not be surprised if Coach Hodge encouraged the guys to dip their feet in the portal to see if they can't secure more money elsewhere.  He loves these players, and wants what's best for them.
    I highly doubt he subscribes to the Littrell mantra of, "Once you're gone, you're gone".   I bet he still keeps in touch with them, letting them know that they still have spots here (with the same, if not more NIL$) if they don't get what they're looking for elsewhere.

    As has been stated several times before... Coach Hodge is cut from the JUCO cloth.   Turnover is constant in the JUCO world.  He knows how to deal with this.

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  7. 21 minutes ago, Jdawg48 said:

    This is the hottest thing ive seen all day! Drez and Tylor perhaps...

    Pretty sure about 90% of folks around here would rather see these two kick rocks than put on Green and represent us ever again, sadly.

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  8. 33 minutes ago, Censored by Laurie said:

    who the hell remembers, let alone has strong feelings about Ed O'Bannon's 19 games as a Dallas Maverick?

    I didn't even remember.   Not sure how anyone could think Rajon Rondo's or Lamar Odom's tenures weren't worse.


    As for the thread, I think it's really funny that 2-5 days prior, everyone was citing Buggs as an important returning piece (I guess they were assuming he couldn't/wouldn't transfer again?), and then as soon as this news hits, he's "special needs", "one-dimensional player", and "easily replaceable".

    People continually misguiding their anger to the players instead of the system.

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  9. 9 hours ago, Andrew said:

    HOF should be special and unique. Meant for those who truly sacrificed and gave all for the betterment of their team and the school. It’s tough but you shouldn’t water it down like we have just for the sake of having a ceremony every year to make everyone feel happy and good about themselves….. It feels like the WWE HOF watered down and all pomp and circumstance. 😒

    I’m pretty sure countless dudes like Matt Phillips & DJ Draper “sacrificed and gave their all for the betterment of their teams and the school.”

    We letting them in the HOF?   … Or do you have to actually merit it with outstanding results on the field/court?

    When Hope Trautwein (arguably the most prolific player not named Joe Greene ever to play for UNT in any sport) gets in the HOF, are you gonna be upset about it?  I know you wouldn’t be alone if you were.

  10. NC State is “that damn team”.   Playing with utmost confidence, and complete belief they’re going to win the second they hit the floor.  I would not be surprised if they beat Purdue.

    That said, UConn is a special team.  I’d be surprised if they don’t cut down the nets.

  11. 14 minutes ago, NT93 said:

    I agree that it’s “Duh”, but it seemed that you and greenminer were justifying the reason they got paid.  I thought you guys were saying that they earned the money.

    Believe me, if I hit the Powerball, ya'll are gonna notice a lot of nice players showing up wearing Green, and I'm going to have a bunch of autographed Mean Green paraphernalia.   There's no justification... just the way it is now.   The players "earn" the money with their level of play.  Be it, in high school, or college.

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  12. 7 minutes ago, NT93 said:


    I’m honestly speaking in ignorance, but I always assumed a big issue with NIL was that the pay wasn’t commensurate to the work being done.  Is there someone “in the know” who could debunk that theory?

    Duh!    "Value" is in the eye of the cash holder.   

    If a bunch of wealthy alumni/donors want a dude on their team, they offer him a NIL deal of $X (whatever that number is they want to spend), and then get him to sign a basketball for each of the donors.  That's pretty much all it takes.

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  13. 1 hour ago, Censored by Laurie said:

    I'm not knocking going the D2 route...more that Wells appears to just be an off-brand Jason Edwards based on those shockingly similar stat lines. 

    at UM, Kai shot almost 50% from the floor, 42% from 3pt and averaged 19.6ppg, 4.7 rpg, 4.3 apg
    at UNT Kai shot around 40% from the floor, 31% from 3pt and averaged 12.3ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.2 apg

    I think that is a pretty reasonable expectation of regression in production stepping up to the D1 level. Kai was also 6'4" and contributed a ton on the defensive end. 

    I guess if Wells is the 6th man Edwards was meant to be, there's value added...I just see another undersized, inefficient volume shooter and get nervous about fit here

    I don't have a problem with a D2 AA, if we're not having to rely on him as the go-to guy right away.   Certainly can be a scoring option for us, but yeah, with the deliberate pace we play offensively, it's tough to drain shot clock, then kick to a guy like Wells with 3-5 seconds left & expect him to hit with the same efficiency he was hitting at Central OK.   

    I don't think it would be a wasted scholarship though.   Kai was great in his role here.

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  14. 9 hours ago, NorthTexasWeLove said:

    Yeah... this defense might end up being worse if Stone is leading our offense to countless touchdowns. 

    Pretty much the exact scenario happened last year.  Stone started the season, and underperformed. 
    The offense was somewhat-saved by one of the better QBs we've seen around here in a while not named Fine.  The defense was not saved... at all.

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