By Coach Andy Mac
DENTON – Mike Bloesch has been promoted to offensive coordinator and primary playcaller, head coach Seth Littrell announced Thursday. Bloesch will continue as the team’s offensive line coach in his new role.
“Coach Bloesch has earned this opportunity,” Littrell said. “He was such a big part of our success offensively last season and is one of the brightest young offensive minds in the country. I’m very excited to see him continue to build on the foundation we have here to become more explosive and efficient offensively.”
Bloesch served as a co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach in 2020, his first season in Denton, helping guide the Mean Green to the eighth-ranked total offense in the nation in 2020, averaging 513.2 yards per game, and averaged 6.59 yards per play (22nd-best in FBS). Bloesch, while leading a major turnaround along the offensive line, helped guide the Mean Green to 34.4 points per game, which ranked 23rd in the country. UNT's passing attack ranked 25th in the country at 283.0 yards per game, and the rushing attack ranked 13th nationally at 230.2 yards per game. Senior wide receiver Jaelon Darden had an All-America season, earning honors from every major outlet/awards group at either first or second team levels. Darden caught 74 passes for 1,190 yards and 19 touchdowns in just nine games, and was named the Conference USA Most Valuable Player.
The Mean Green are set to open spring practice on March 1, and kick off the 2021 season on Saturday, Sept. 4, with a non-conference game against Northwestern State from Apogee Stadium in Denton.
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1) If Mac decides to retire, or the BOR/AD grow big cajones and fire him/reach a split, who would you want to replace him? And if you can't come up with names, what would be some of the attributes you would want to see in a new hire?
2) I think it's clear that Canales and/or Skladany need to go - either through a firing or retiring. Same question in the same situation: who would you want to replace them, and if you don't have names, what attributes would you want to see?
3) Should UNT have a dedicated QBs coach or does the OC/QB combo work well in theory?
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