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Cooley last won the day on April 13 2018

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  1. Jimmy Gales falls in this category. Coaches are hired to be fired. Hall of Famer Tom Laundry was also fired.
  2. Went through there today and on Ave C https://facilities.unt.edu/constructions/construction-report https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas?Item=23816
  3. Could it be that the Bonnie Brae project has started? Or, that there is a major project going up at the old strip shopping center across the street from NY Subway? That’s huge. Apartments and huge parking garage?
  4. He’ll be in the UNT Hall of Fame in another 5-10 years.
  5. When will the foolishness end? This is embarrassing Athletic Department!
  6. https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/dallas-tx/james-gales-9211313?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=share_obit&utm_content=obituary
  7. https://meangreensports.com/honors/north-texas-athletics-hall-of-fame/jimmy-gales/164 https://www.upi.com/Archives/1986/04/01/Jimmy-Gales-whose-Dallas-South-Oak-Cliff-High-School/5447512715600/
  8. Jimmy Gales was the head coach of the Mean Green basketball team from 1986-87 to 1992-93, in addition to serving as an assistant under former coach Bill Blakeley from 1975 to 1983.
  9. Johnny Jones had been the head coach here for about 11 years. Longer than any other men’s coach since the 60’s. LSU was his alma mater. He had taken this program as far as anyone could have imagined and left the next guy with something to work with. I also don’t remember him lying in the interview and/or press conference) about wanting to be closer to parents when he took the job; then relocating further away a year later. I’m all in on wanting a quality coach but how could you ever trust her again? What if Baylor calls the next year? A&M? Hell, SMU? I’m passing.
  10. Why would they want to bring someone back that already quit on them after one year? Good riddance.
  11. DeSoto High had 2 kids to go in the first 3 rounds, in football. A Grand Prairie kid (SGP) went #3 overall. Dallas area will have 3 kids to go in the 1st round of the upcoming NBA draft next month. Yet we’ll be voting Tina Slinker and Derek Thompson into the UNT Hall.
  12. This is a relief. Too many better options in the transfer portal.
  13. I like what I’ve seen of the new recruits on video but “great recruiter” doesn’t come to my mind. He has found enough guys to develop good chemistry and that’s the most important thing. Like JJ, he has gotten better. We still brought in guys like Mark Tikonenko, Tope Arikawe, Abdul Mohamed, Shakeem Alcindor, Jahmiah Simmons. We’re still waiting on Larry Wise (who was good at Waxahachie) to do something. Jalen Jackson is a tremendous athlete with incredible hops but he, like Umjoa Gipson, is not the point good you need at this level. Not in the same league as the 70’s and later. (Robbins, Blakely, Gales, Trilli, Jones and even Benford.
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