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20 minutes ago, SMU2006 said:

FYI I think this is wrapped up in the next 24 hours.

FWIW, @SMU2006:

If you're right about all this, I'll be very sad to lose McCasland and know that the news will only fuel the rivalry between SMU and UNT...

But I'll also have great respect and appreciation for you getting on this board and shooting us straight with the info you had from your sources.

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10 minutes ago, bstnsportsfan3 said:

I will have no problem booing McCasland harder then any coach I ever have if he goes to SMU. 

Beard vs Adams type atmosphere, minus death threats, I would assume?

Talk about intense! I would want a badass pregame hype video to go with it

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15 minutes ago, SMU2006 said:

No disrespect taken!  That's an interesting take.

At the end of the day NIL is going to be the coin of the realm for revenue sports in college athletics.  Coaches are going to have to adapt to it just like administrators, fans, and players.  

To an extent. Not every program has the means to pay their players unless those programs and their conferences get a bigger piece of the NCAA TV deal pie. Grant doesn't seem like the type of guy to care about your NIL money or how big of a recruit you are and he won't put up with nonsense regardless. This is a former walk-on. People talk about it as the great comeback Cinderella story but they don't consider the mindset that comes along with that story. Big money NIL doesnt exactly scream underdog story. This would be square peg, round hole. I won't be surprised if he goes but I'll be surprised if he finds more success at SMU than he has here.

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5 minutes ago, southsideguy said:

Mac has not said he is staying at UNT so anything is possible.  

It'd be possible even if he had.  Coaches promise they're staying and then leave all the time.  I'm not saying he's is or isn't, but some comment he did or didn't make a few days ago isn't gonna keep him from taking a new gig if a bank vault is opened up.

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I do respect the fact that per latest rumors, SMU better “pony up” per se if they want his services. At least he won’t come cheap and wants to get generational wealth.

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2 minutes ago, 2020 Sucks said:

If grant leaves, Hodge has to be a slam dunk hire. (Pun intended). I’m not worried and I’d never boo Grant.  He has my utmost respect.

The biggest issue is the perception and recruiting damage Grant leaving would inflict.

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13 minutes ago, texx2818 said:

I do respect the fact that per latest rumors, SMU better “pony up” per se if they want his services. At least he won’t come cheap and wants to get generational wealth.

Would always respect him for what he did here, but he understands the feelings towards SMU. He goes there and all gloves are off as far as booing/voicing displeasure from our fan base.

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1 hour ago, UNTLifer said:

If he goes, you boo him out of the gym after we whip their ass.

And when he stays, you give the man a standing ovation.  I love McCasland and how he represents our university, and because of his character, I expect him to stay here and sign a well deserved extension.

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4 minutes ago, meangreenfaninno said:

What I don't understand is why can we not agree to offer him whatever the SMU offer is?  Doesn't Mac at least owe us the last look?

Of course he would.  I don't know that we can keep up with this kind of money though.  

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