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  2. Corky Nelson didn’t have the best facilities or the biggest budget during his tenure as North Texas’ coach during its stint in what was Division I-AA in the 1980s. What Nelson did have was access to was the fertile recruiting grounds in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and a group of players who bought into his philosophy of hard work and not backing down from anyone during his tenure from 1982-90, not even teams like Texas. That combination helped the Mean Green win the Southland Conference title in 1983 and advance to the I-AA playoffs three times under Nelson, who was part of a six-person class that was inducted into the UNT Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday before the Mean Green’s spring game. Jim Cooper, Scott Hall, Heather Hutyra, Ernie Kuehne and Cody Spencer rounded out the class. “I was demanding,” Nelson said. “I felt like that is what it takes to win and be successful. You also had to get the players to believe in what you were doing. The guys who played for me then did.” read more: http://www.dentonrc.com/sports/colleges/north-texas-headlines/20140413-nelson-five-others-enter-unt-athletic-hall-of-fame.ece
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