When Austin Aune of Argyle (Texas) was playing high school football, Joe Biden was in the White House – as Barack Obama's vice president. That was 2012, Biden is back in Washington, D.C. as president and Aune is back on the gridiron for the University of North Texas at age 29. He's believed to be the oldest Division I starting quarterback in the modern era.
Once a three-star prospect at Argyle, he committed to TCU on the condition he would also be able to play baseball for the Horned Frogs. But before he took the field for Gary Patterson, Aune was drafted by the New York Yankees and spent six years chasing the MLB dream.
In 2018, he gave up baseball and returned to football at the University of Arkansas before transferring to North Texas. After appearing in a handful of games over the past few seasons for the Mean Green, Aune tossed three touchdown passes as the starter as North Texas beat Florida Atlantic 45-28. He was 14 of 20 for 180 yards and three scores.
Not bad for the "junior" who celebrated his 29th birthday on Sept. 6.
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i think #1 is a moving target, i think most schools will see between 7-10 players enter the portal for the foreseeable future, i think being able to keep your 'top' players is the goal. but honestly, this probably goes above and beyond just the coach... if our best DE could enter the portal and A&M offers him a $25K salary, he would be an idiot not to look into it
MeThinks UNT can (& will), but winning seasons & bowl game wins is essential & is the minimal expectation. I agree with the SMU poster who said no reason can’t annually win 8 games per season,
One has told me Wren Baker is the kind of AD who can get the money. (I believed him, but it won’t be next week)
I applaud what SMU & Gary Webber are doing at G. Ford because it has set a new AAC standard for stadium add-on’s.
We can whine all we want on this forum (& we will), but UNT now has no choice.
Below is what a bunch of hillbillies in one of the poorest spots in America has done to their stadium. Really bothers me to hear Texans on GMG continually say what we cannot do.
•••The family portrait pic below the App. State stadium pics has nothing to do with this thread whatsoever, but it just warms my soul to see a smiling & happy family at Apogee Stadium. TV’s Pioneer Woman Gang really look like a fun bunch.
Here is App.States expanded Athletic Center & End Zone facility combo.