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  1. 25 minutes ago, NorthTexasSportsNetwork said:

    Kalvin Hutchings entered the portal.


    3 interior DLs (that's a very specific set of 3 players) enter the portal within 2 days of each other.    Some might think that would be a reflection of what they think of their coaches.   

    We're also EXTREMELY YOUNG at those particular positions with Dayton LeBlanc being the lone Junior (no Seniors).

    Interior DL is now officially a worry spot.   Heaven forbid something happen to Jackson or Brown next season.

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  2. 1 hour ago, UNTLifer said:

    Great article from John Fields at 247Sports.


    “North Texas has been recruiting me since high school,” Sissoko said. “Going through this process, as soon as I entered the portal they hit me. Since that day I knew they really wanted me. [...] That’s why I gave them the chance to go visit out there. As soon as I set foot on campus, it was all love.


    When he took a visit to North Texas, Sissoko said he talked with returning players Abou Ousmane and Tylor Perry, each of whom he had a connection to. In Perry’s case, he played with one of Sissoko’s best friends in junior college who filled Sissoko in on what it was like to play with Perry. Ousmane’s family is from Senegal which borders Sissoko’s native Mali in western Africa.

    “Before I even visited, I knew [Ousmane’s] family was from Senegal,” Sissoko said. “As soon as I got on campus, I would be looking around and asking him questions about his family, himself and everything he experienced. [...] Abou is a good human being.”

    I, like most, assumed this was a Coach Moikobu connection, since he committed not long after we announced Moikobu's hire.    Nice to know it was because he was recruited here long before that!  

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  3. 8 minutes ago, Cr1028 said:

    Greene and Ward both signed before Bowen and Mathies were fired. Perhaps Bennett and Passwaters told them they’d be a better fit in a different defense. No need to keep warm bodies around if it is to their benefit to move on.

    Hmm, while true, the interior DL is pretty thin behind Jackson & Brown.   I think I'd rather have the bodies there than nothing.

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  4. 18 minutes ago, Moobs said:

    I'm surprised to see that they think so highly of our donor support and potential for football success.  I think most of us here feel like we struggle in those 2 areas.

    When you just opened up one of the nicest IPFs in all of NCAA (definitely a top 10 G5 facility) and 2 donors' names are slapped on there, the perception is that your donor support level is VERY HIGH.    
    Also, if you squint hard enough in the rearview mirror, you'll see a pretty explosive, exciting North Texas football team that absolutely embarrassed a SEC school on TV, including a viral punt return.   Littrell makes a friggin butt-ton of money as well, so that FB coaching budget would make any AAC or C-USA Athletic Director sit up and take notice.

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  5. 1 hour ago, Wag Tag said:

    Your analysis can also be made for the lower division schools. If you are judging talent and fit on the same parameters I would much rather have a P5 guy! Now if you can't get P5 talent then you don't have a choice. We were told with this 12 ranked class that we would see great value at the end of the transfer cycle. I have not seen SQUAT!!!


    20 minutes ago, Dannymacfan said:

    Yep this thing is a disaster.   The biggest lie was that we were holding back scholarships for portals and transfers later on.  The truth is everyone was!  Just tell us the truth we are grownups.

    Fellas!   C'Mon!    Just put these back on and don't think about it.

  6. 37 minutes ago, Cr1028 said:

    At least the kids we have coming from ACU have some game experience.

    Just because they had “P5 talent” out of high school does not make them a FBS caliber player. They could have bad attitude, work ethic, off field issues, or a multitude of other issues that may have caused them to leave the vaunted P5. I’d take good kids from ACU with game experience all day over those P5ers.

    No doubt there are some guys that you're describing in the portal.  I agree, we definitely want to stay away from them.
    But surely there are some good dudes that just had some studs in front of them & decided to get PT elsewhere?    Or really good FCS players who can play at the FBS level (not just "contributors" who would only provide depth here)?

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  7. 36 minutes ago, UNT Family Man said:

    3 to play 3 I think. You normally have 5 to play 4 which would mean that he would normally have two years to play to two left. Then add the Covid year.

    2019-2020* / 2020-2021 / 2021-2022



    Oh yes.  Good call.   He did take a Redshirt year already.   

    Watching some of his highlights he moves quick for such a big fella.   Excited to see how the staff uses him.

    He got buried behind Dayton's highest-rated recruit ever, DaRon Holmes (a 4* Top50 recruit & AZ Gatorade POY in '19-'20), so it makes sense for him to transfer if he wants to see more playing time.  I just hope he comes in ready to work, because I don't think Abou wants to see his minutes diminish.

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  8. 4 years to play 3, right (covid year)?

    That's a big boy.   Let's hope he can contribute more than Wright did in McCasland's system.

    If he can even produce behind Abou like he did at Dayton, that would be great (of course, we'd love to see him do more):   

    A-10 is good basketball too, so we know he's coming in prepared to play at this level.    Welcome aboard Moulaye.

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  9. 17 minutes ago, meanrob said:

    Is it possible that we have a run-based offense that is successful with the run so much that Aune only has to throw 12-18 times a game and he makes enough throws that he doesn’t get exposed? Yes, it’s possible. 

    But even in that scenario (our absolute ceiling) we probably go 7-5. I don’t see us winning enough of the tough games doing that and probably dropping a 50/50 game along the way. Any salty defense will stop this. And I don’t see Aune performing late game heroics like Fine. We fall behind, we might be toast. 

    As far as the D, I’m expecting a repeat of last year. Frisky at times, able to play well in spurts but a good QB/coach can still work us over


    In that scenario, like you said, you're putting a ton of pressure on the defense to keep scores low.  Because if your offense is predicated on just plowing for 3-5yds/down, and can't explode (Littrell is constantly talking about "explosive" plays), and the other team can explode, we're in trouble.  Especially if we can't find guys who can produce the QB pressure that the Murphys did (we'll see about Trieb).

    You're also putting a ton of pressure on Adaway, Ragsdale, Johnson, & Adeyi to replace Torrey's production.   I know we all love Adaway's potential, but as they say... the best ability is availability, and we haven't seen that from him yet, sadly.    The rest of those guys were bottled-up for virtually nothing in the Frisco UNT Home Game Classic against Miami OH.

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  10. 4 hours ago, texx2818 said:

    Yawn. I don’t really care, I wore masks for 2 years and don’t care anymore. You can request the government to mask you harder but it’s over.

    Eyeroll not from me.  It wasn’t a big deal to me.  I understood the why & was fine with it.

    But yeah, we’re in endemic state now after omicron.   It did what all coronaviruses do.  Mutate to find a sweet spot of high-communicability & low-morbidity… so it can stay alive & spread.  Kill your host, you die too.  Not a good strategy for viruses.


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  11. 1 hour ago, Cr1028 said:

    I believe seatbelts are only required on government controlled roadways. On private land and parking lots, there is no government enforcement to my recollection.

    FAA controls airspace, so mask mandates on planes are perfectly fine?

    & seatbelts are still required on privately-owned tollways, right?

    3 hours ago, texx2818 said:

    I mean I don’t think the government should be able to regulate that either but it’s also a false equivalency fallacy, so.

    Is it?   Obviously any comparison can be nit-picked into “false equivalence”, but I think it’s pretty close.   I mean, your 1st answer is fine, you’re consistent.  But it’s still a good bar to compare.

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  12. 15 minutes ago, texx2818 said:

    Y’all loved him, he was God I thought?

    They did.
    Honestly, it sounds all-too-familiar.   So many people here trashed the Murphy twins as "overrated" when they left.    Jilted fan syndrome is serious.

    Lashlee is a brilliant offensive mind, no doubt.  Similar to Littrell for sure.   But is he a good CEO like Dykes?   
    If no, I have news for the SMU fans: You need look no further than Denton to find where the brilliant-OC/lackluster-HC road takes you...  .500 football.

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