Random UNT fan: our defense is terrible we need to change everything and get rid of everybody
A defensive player hits the portal and some of these same people are complaining that oh my goodness we're losing a defensive player
It seems to me we’ve done okay in the portal:
No doubt I’m overlooking some players.
We are identifying people who can help the team, we just need more of them.
I agree that the lower level guys are not all bad, others disagree. My point was that the fan base is not looking for that. They want the 4 star DFW guy coming back home, which is great, but that hasn't happened and won't without NIL. A lot of the 2023 2-deep have been transfers that have moved up and down levels. Almost all of them have not been good enough in the eyes of the fan base.
I realize philosophies change over the years on both sides of the ball. It's the nature of football. I have noticed a trend at both the college and pro level where a defensive back, when in tight coverage, does not seem to locate and make a play on the ball. When I played, way back in the day, our coaches taught us to run with the receiver and when he turned back to look for the football, the defender should turn as well in order to pick or break up the pass. I almost never see this done very much. Do they not teach this technique? Seems they mainly face guard or just watch and let the receiver catch it. Am I wrong on this?
Just because they’re DII or FCS guys doesn’t mean they’re all bad. You will always have talented kids that end up there and would like the opportunity to level up. So, why not in the AAC which is a respectable conference compared to CUSA and the like.
I’m not saying UNT itself is a “big brand” of football. However, playing in the AAC should be intriguing to them, and UNT should try to capitalize on that.