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6 hours ago, meanrob said:

I could be wrong but pretty sure Riley committed to UT before Dodge took the job.
 

You mean he wasn’t very good at his job as a college head football coach? I agree. 

You are right about Riley. He had more guts than any player I can remember. If memory serves [at 79 its questionable] Riley finished his career as a back up at a Louisiana school in the Southland Conference. I think it was the Demons. Todd Dodge insisted on bring his high school staff as a requirement for his employment. It was a huge mistake to allow him to do so. Rick took a gamble and it didn't pay off. I remember going to Norman and watch Oklahoma blow us out playing everyone but you and me. They were trying to run out the clock but we kept responding with three passes and a punt. It was a mess. Regarding Dodge's fundraising ability, this is the first that I have heard about it. All I know is that we started trying to raise $36 million for a 35,000 seat stadium. Money was so slow to to come in that by the time we had enough money in hand to be allowed by the state to bond out the balance cost had doubled and size of stadium shrunk to 30,500. It didn't help that China was hosting the Olympics and drove the world price of concrete and rebar through the roof.

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14 minutes ago, wardly said:

You are right about Riley. He had more guts than any player I can remember. If memory serves [at 79 its questionable] Riley finished his career as a back up at a Louisiana school in the Southland Conference. I think it was the Demons. Todd Dodge insisted on bring his high school staff as a requirement for his employment. It was a huge mistake to allow him to do so. Rick took a gamble and it didn't pay off. I remember going to Norman and watch Oklahoma blow us out playing everyone but you and me. They were trying to run out the clock but we kept responding with three passes and a punt. It was a mess. Regarding Dodge's fundraising ability, this is the first that I have heard about it. All I know is that we started trying to raise $36 million for a 35,000 seat stadium. Money was so slow to to come in that by the time we had enough money in hand to be allowed by the state to bond out the balance cost had doubled and size of stadium shrunk to 30,500. It didn't help that China was hosting the Olympics and drove the world price of concrete and rebar through the roof.

It was McNeese State 

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On 6/29/2022 at 9:14 PM, RBP79 said:

I was there and Arkansas was a Program win. Fun game for us.

But those "shitty" bowl games are normally nationally televised and the loss of those games don't move the sticks for me.

To be fair, the Arkansas game was nationally televised on SECN and we got WAY more publicity than we'd ever get for winning the Heart of Dallas Bowl or New Mexico Bowl. I don't care how bad they are, beating an SEC team is always bigger than beating any MAC/MWC team. 

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20 minutes ago, Mo Green said:

 

 

Todd Dodge insisted on bring his high school staff as a requirement for his employment. It was a huge mistake to allow him to do so. Rick took a gamble and it didn't pay off."

Coach Russell, defense side, told me that rv didn't allow Dodge to retain the defensive coaches after he pleaded with rv to do so. We saw at OU the outcome immediately of rv's decision!

That is BS.  We didn't have the budget to atract a top assistant so RV rolled the dice with Dodge.  Dodge did want his assistants to stay but RV could have easily said no.  RV didn't have the money to hire big name assistants and allowed Dodge to keep Ron Mendoza and the rest.  That is the truth.  It was in many ways a marriage of convenience.

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On 6/30/2022 at 10:55 PM, ntmeangreen11 said:

 

We are not going to win more than 5 games this season and I would bet everything I had on that.

I’ll take that bet. I am not a huge Seth supporter but the schedule is favorable and the pieces largely seem to be in place. 
But I don’t want to take all your money, so let’s make this a realistic bet and help the program:

Loser makes a $100 donation to the MGSF and posts the receipt here on GMG. 
 

Deal?

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13 hours ago, Dannymacfan said:

That is BS.  We didn't have the budget to atract a top assistant so RV rolled the dice with Dodge.  Dodge did want his assistants to stay but RV could have easily said no.  RV didn't have the money to hire big name assistants and allowed Dodge to keep Ron Mendoza and the rest.  That is the truth.  It was in many ways a marriage of convenience.

You have such a way with words. Dodge insisted his high school assistants be allowed to come . The budget had nothing to do with that decision.

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9 hours ago, wardly said:

You have such a way with words. Dodge insisted his high school assistants be allowed to come . The budget had nothing to do with that decision.

At the time of his hire this was considered a game-changing move for North Texas not only in our region but across the United states. The athletic director letting him bring in High School coaches as coordinator has to go down as one of the dumbest moves in college sports.

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5 minutes ago, El Paso Eagle said:

At the time of his hire this was considered a game-changing move for North Texas not only in our region but across the United states. The athletic director letting him bring in High School coaches as coordinator has to go down as one of the dumbest moves in college sports.

Back in the day The Fighting Irish hired a high school football coach to run their program. It was an abject failure. UNLV hired the best high school head coach in Nevada. Ditto. This was our second go at hiring a high school head coach with the same results. Rick was trying to jump start the program. It didn't happen, and I don't know if it would have even if Dodge hadn't handicapped himself with his choice of assistants. He could recruit, but we will never know if he could be a successful college head coach if he had surrounded himself with a staff with college experience.

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On 7/2/2022 at 9:04 AM, 97and03 said:

I’ll take that bet. I am not a huge Seth supporter but the schedule is favorable and the pieces largely seem to be in place. 
But I don’t want to take all your money, so let’s make this a realistic bet and help the program:

Loser makes a $100 donation to the MGSF and posts the receipt here on GMG. 
 

Deal?

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On 7/2/2022 at 9:04 AM, 97and03 said:

I’ll take that bet. I am not a huge Seth supporter but the schedule is favorable and the pieces largely seem to be in place. 
But I don’t want to take all your money, so let’s make this a realistic bet and help the program:

Loser makes a $100 donation to the MGSF and posts the receipt here on GMG. 
 

Deal?

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10 hours ago, 97and03 said:

Not going to happen I'm younger than most on this forum and I have a kid on the way so if Littrell lucks up and farts his way to 6 wins against an easier schedule than usual I'm not committing to giving UNT $100 when I'll have a newborn around that time.

Bring on the downvotes I'm ready.

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