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3 hours ago, TheReal_jayD said:

He has turned down multiple P5 offers since he stepped away from the game. He even let Oregon slip in the interview. Some of the offers were for more than what our HC makes. I truly believe he is coming back for several reason.

1) He truly thinks the world of Seth and knows his potential

2) Missed the game of football

3) Thinks we are just a good defense away from taking the next step. And he believes he can get us there

 

Hearing him talk I believe he will not only help Seth by improving his defense. But also help him develop in to an even better coach.

Also, being about 3 hours from his home was part of it.  Doesn't sound like he would have taken the job if Seth was HC at Cal. 

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We hire a guy who’s been retired the past 3 years and we’re happy? Lol gez the bar is low being a UNT fan 

I am hearing that a deal is done between UNT and former SMU head coach  Phil Bennett to be come the new DC for North Texas. Bennett has had DC stops at Texas A &M , Baylor, TCU, Kansas State and L

Lol have fun with that one

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7 minutes ago, BillySee58 said:

Thinking we keep Murphy twins at end in a 4-2-5. Only need two second level linebackers so we probably need them more at end from a depth standpoint, and rushing the passer is their most valuable trait. Looks like they’re going to have the size to stick there too.

 

Gotta love the Murphy twins! That is the attitude we need.

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53 minutes ago, BillySee58 said:

Thinking we keep Murphy twins at end in a 4-2-5. Only need two second level linebackers so we probably need them more at end from a depth standpoint, and rushing the passer is their most valuable trait. Looks like they’re going to have the size to stick there too.

 

Jeez they’ve gotten huge! Gonna be hard to stop next year for sure, and I hope they’re utilized right.

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1 hour ago, BillySee58 said:

Thinking we keep Murphy twins at end in a 4-2-5. Only need two second level linebackers so we probably need them more at end from a depth standpoint, and rushing the passer is their most valuable trait. Looks like they’re going to have the size to stick there too.

 

Damn, and I thought they were undersized ! Way to go coach Womack!

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It's a good problem to have but if the Murphy twins are the starters at DE we lose our best potential DE (Devonte McCrae) as a starter.  I think that McCrae will be much more effective in a four man line than he was in the three.

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57 minutes ago, NorthTexasSportsNetwork said:

...I hope they’re utilized right.

This is where I think the new defensive staff will make a big difference...getting people in their best positions.  I think we’ll have a fast, athletic, aggressive defense next season.

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1 hour ago, GrayEagle said:

It's a good problem to have but if the Murphy twins are the starters at DE we lose our best potential DE (Devonte McCrae) as a starter.  I think that McCrae will be much more effective in a four man line than he was in the three.

Still not convinced it will be a traditional 4-man front. 

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On 1/18/2021 at 1:41 PM, MCMLXXX said:

Spoke with a friend who played for SMU (under Forrest Gregg) who thinks Phil Bennett is a good DC and described him  as "very passionate & a players coach". 

He was surprised by the Siggers transfer because he believes SMU "has a crowded backfield."

When SMU does not have a home game he often comes to UNT games with me and wears green UNT gear and cheers us on.  

Don’t you try to sugar coat you sleeping with the enemy. 

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I just listened to the Baylor podcast from last week with Bennett. A couple of thoughts. 
On the plus side, I really liked his enthusiasm and seemed to love working with and helping players. Seems to have a genuine desire to help them succeed. Loved what he had to said about great players that didn’t exactly meet the “measurements,” such as Dat Nguyen and Sproles. He will definitely have to find those here. 
On the negative side, I thought he was way too dismissive of the recent Baylor snafu when they hired and then let go a new coach within 24 hours. Was way too quick to dismiss it as “bowing to the current culture” (paraphrasing) and he and the hosts showed some lack of judgment in how they talked about it. Bennett referring to Baylor’s president as “the woman president” showed him out of step with the times. A little too good-old boy for my tastes. I would think after the program there blew up he would understand Baylor can’t afford to bring in problematic staff. 

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I listened to the pod cast and I feel comfortable with the hire.  I don't think age is an issue and besides if SL leaves after next year we can start all over.  It would be hard to find a top guy when you know the HC is on the hot seat and maybe be gone after next year.   

Bennett has been in that situation before and understands it.  I think our D should be better next year because of him.  I don't think it could be any worse.   I just hope he pulled down some tackling dummies from his attic and will bring them up to Denton.   I think the D needs some drills on tackling.  He said he was going to meet with each D player, has that started and maybe that is why they left????

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Fired up about this hire. Bennett is energized, and has tons of knowledge in putting together defenses to guard against a variety of offenses. Love hearing respect for Littrell and what his plans are to create unity amongst the players and the staff. Exciting stuff, and it'll be fun to watch him leverage the talent that has been recruited, and put them into a position to succeed!

From a personnel standpoint, it'll be fun to see how the 4 man DL comes together with some of the younger, talented and larger bodied D Lineman that we have recruited. Guys like McCrae, Pickett, T Johnson, Rausaw, Hutchins, Dotson, J Johnson, Vailea, etc. ought to be primed for tremendous development. Those guys are all going to be taller / heavier D Lineman than what we have had in recent times, and most had multiple P5 offers out of HS or JC. 

The Linebacker position shifts will be fun to watch. How the inside guys versus the edge / space guys are sorted will be interesting. KD Davis is an example of a kid who could be very effective out on the edge and in the flat. Tyreke Davis fits that mold too. The Murphy twins could end up inside with their bigger frames to go along with Nixon, Kroop, Wood, Jacobs, etc. 

Looking forward to seeing how this group comes together and gets us to the point where we can hold teams at or under 30ppg! 

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9 hours ago, southsideguy said:

I just hope he pulled down some tackling dummies from his attic and will bring them up too Denton.

Now that was funny, but I feel like it is so true.

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5 hours ago, UNT Mean Green said:

Fired up about this hire. Bennett is energized, and has tons of knowledge in putting together defenses to guard against a variety of offenses. Love hearing respect for Littrell and what his plans are to create unity amongst the players and the staff. Exciting stuff, and it'll be fun to watch him leverage the talent that has been recruited, and put them into a position to succeed!

From a personnel standpoint, it'll be fun to see how the 4 man DL comes together with some of the younger, talented and larger bodied D Lineman that we have recruited. Guys like McCrae, Pickett, T Johnson, Rausaw, Hutchins, Dotson, J Johnson, Vailea, etc. ought to be primed for tremendous development. Those guys are all going to be taller / heavier D Lineman than what we have had in recent times, and most had multiple P5 offers out of HS or JC. 

The Linebacker position shifts will be fun to watch. How the inside guys versus the edge / space guys are sorted will be interesting. KD Davis is an example of a kid who could be very effective out on the edge and in the flat. Tyreke Davis fits that mold too. The Murphy twins could end up inside with their bigger frames to go along with Nixon, Kroop, Wood, Jacobs, etc. 

Looking forward to seeing how this group comes together and gets us to the point where we can hold teams at or under 30ppg! 

Dude your posts get me fired up!  Keep em coming!  GMG

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1 minute ago, DentonStang said:

SMU's DC just went to Illinois.  Word is Bennett is interviewing for the DC opening. Have you heard anything like that on your side?

Can't imagine that's true at all.  They could be talking to him for a recommendation for someone else. 

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8 hours ago, DentonStang said:

SMU's DC just went to Illinois.  Word is Bennett is interviewing for the DC opening. Have you heard anything like that on your side?

Thought you said he sucked... you must be worried 

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9 hours ago, DentonStang said:

SMU's DC just went to Illinois.  Word is Bennett is interviewing for the DC opening. Have you heard anything like that on your side?

In observing some of your pretty good trolling since you’ve been around here I’ve got to say I’m pretty disappointed in this effort.  You’re better than this. 

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