As Holtz has studied film on the Mean Green, who have had a disappointing 2019 up to this point, what he’s seen hasn’t surprised him. And it doesn’t cause a fiery response. For the Louisiana Tech head coach, it’s the same concern that comes each season matching up with North Texas.
“They’re everything I thought they’d be,” Holtz said.
Saying the 2019 season has not been smooth for North Texas, the preseason favorites to win the Conference USA West division, may be a bit of an understatement. With plentiful starters back from last year headlined by senior quarterback Mason Fine, the Mean Green had their sights set on their second conference championship game appearance in three years.
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February 2018 North Texas Signees
Tallahassee, Florida (Independence CC)
Humble, Texas (Atascocita HS)
Thomas Preston III
Mesa, Arizona (Scottsdale CC)
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (Broken Arrow HS)
Killeen, Texas (Ellison HS)
December 2017 North Texas Signees
Mansfield, Texas (Lake Ridge HS)
Conroe, Texas (Conroe HS)
Anna, Texas (Anna HS)
Kevyon "KD" Davis
Ennis, Texas (Ennis HS)
The Colony, Texas (The Colony HS)
Wylie, Texas (Wylie HS)
Lexington, Kentucky (Frederick Douglass HS)
Manvel, Texas (Manvel HS)
Mobile, Alabama (Butler CC)
Larry Nixon III
North Richland Hills, Texas (Richland HS)
Alief, Texas (Hastings HS)
Euless, Texas (Mt. San Antonio College)
Gautier, Mississippi (Gulf Coast JC)
Grand Prairie, Texas (Grand Prairie HS)
A school-record seven North Texas teams earned a perfect score for the 2017-18 academic year, according to the Academic Progress Rate report released by the NCAA Wednesday.
Since the NCAA began reporting APR data in 2005, North Texas has never more than six teams with a perfect score in one academic year.
Posting a perfect 1,000 for the 2017-18 season were men's golf, women's golf, men's cross country, women's basketball, swimming & diving, tennis and volleyball. For men's and women's golf, women's basketball, and tennis, this was the seconded year in a row to report a perfect single-year score.
Of the 14 teams sponsored by North Texas, 12 improved their single-year score from the previous year.
"I'm very proud of our student-athletes for their many records and achievements this year," Vice President and Director of Athletics Wren Baker said. "We take the greatest pride in their academic success which is reflective of the dedication of our student-athletes, coaches and academic staff. Collectively with the support of our donors and fans, we will continue to build champions and prepare leaders."
In the multiyear APR data, eight UNT teams maintained or improved their score from last year's report. The multiyear scores cover a four-year period beginning in the 2014-15 academic year and ending in 2017-18. The NCAA mandates a four-year aggregate score of 900 as acceptable for each sport. The Mean Green tennis team has maintained a perfect 1,000 multiyear score to lead the way, and earn public recognition by the NCAA for being in the top-10 percent nationally.
To see how each Mean Green team performed in the APR, find the full report by clicking the link below.
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