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  1. North Texas While the Mean Green are located in the excellent recruiting grounds of the Dallas-For Worth area, there is obviously a ton of competition, with 11 other FBS schools calling Texas home -- and many others attempting to find recruits in the Lone Star State. North Texas is near the bottom of the pecking order, especially when it does things like lose to Portland State by 59 points. McCarney was fired quickly after the game. In the last five years, North Texas' best recruiting class, according to 247Sports, ranked 97thnationally. The Mean Green went to a bowl game in 2013, but the last decade has otherwise been a disaster as they shuffled from the end of the Darrell Dickey era (he won four Sun Belt titles from 2001-04) to high school coach Todd Dodge to McCarney, the ex-Iowa State head coach. Dodge and McCarney represent two of the routes schools like this can go: the outside-the-box risk, and the known quantity former power conference head coach. What's next? "Proven assistant coach with ties to Texas" sounds about right. In an ideal world, that would be someone like one of TCU's co-offensive coordinators, Sonny Cumbie or Doug Meacham, or maybe even Baylor offensive coordinator Kendal Briles. But North Texas can be a risky head coaching job to take, given its history, and it's likely that none of them would leave a stable position for a head coaching job like this, when other more appealing options could present themselves in the next few years. For reference, McCarney's salary was $720,000, according to USA Today. read more: http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/154329628/college-football-coaching-changes-hot-seat
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