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1 hour ago, Cr1028 said:

There were many twists and turns in the saga of Nathan Tune. He was a walkon from Celina who was eventually put on scholarship. He was a backup for most of his career and almost quit due to celiac disease and the depth chart. When Vizza left, Tune decided to hang around to backup Riley. He finally got the starting gig in his senior season because Riley’s arm was so damaged by then. Two games in he dislocated his hip, ending his career. Then his dog, Ray, went missing. Not long after that, our starting transfer receiver from OU impaled himself jumping over a fence trying to get away from a pit bull. That made the legend of Ray grow. I don’t know if he was ever found or if he was chasing Tyler Stratford but it is all part of the legend.

 

As an aside, I had forgotten how much (to use a Seth term) adversity the 2010 team faced. We had mega injuries but also had a player die and a spider bite in addition to the impaling.    https://meangreenwithenvy.typepad.com/blog/2010/10/injury-plague-week-6.html

Man being an RA at the football dorms from 2008-2010 let me just say I have some stories 😂 

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2 minutes ago, keith said:

Fans of other college football teams have it so easy (and boring quite frankly) compared to being a Mean Green fan.  Maybe it happens with other programs and we just don't hear about it.  Some of this stuff you can't make up.

Haha yeah I agree with you.  Sometimes I worry  if we get good and things are running smoothly  that I’ and many other UNT fans will lose interest.  People are drawn to the constant drama I suppose.

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11 hours ago, Cr1028 said:

There were many twists and turns in the saga of Nathan Tune. He was a walkon from Celina who was eventually put on scholarship. He was a backup for most of his career and almost quit due to celiac disease and the depth chart. When Vizza left, Tune decided to hang around to backup Riley. He finally got the starting gig in his senior season because Riley’s arm was so damaged by then. Two games in he dislocated his hip, ending his career. Then his dog, Ray, went missing. Not long after that, our starting transfer receiver from OU impaled himself jumping over a fence trying to get away from a pit bull. That made the legend of Ray grow. I don’t know if he was ever found or if he was chasing Tyler Stratford but it is all part of the legend.

 

As an aside, I had forgotten how much (to use a Seth term) adversity the 2010 team faced. We had mega injuries but also had a player die and a spider bite in addition to the impaling.    https://meangreenwithenvy.typepad.com/blog/2010/10/injury-plague-week-6.html

Is this the year we were down to our fourth string QB?

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2 hours ago, golfingomez said:

Is this the year we were down to our fourth string QB?

Yes sir, Tune dislocated his hip, Thompson broke his leg, and Riley broke his wrist, so walkon wide receiver Chase Baine took over early in our 5 point loss to ASU and started the FIU game which would be Todd Dodge’s last UNT game. We were also on our 3rd string center (Johnson tore a tendon and Leppo tore an ACL) which didn’t help the center-quarterback exchange.

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3 hours ago, meangreenfaninno said:

Haha yeah I agree with you.  Sometimes I worry  if we get good and things are running smoothly  that I’ and many other UNT fans will lose interest.  People are drawn to the constant drama I suppose.

 

Oh I don't worry about that because it always seems like,

 

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17 hours ago, bstnsportsfan3 said:

Man being an RA at the football dorms from 2008-2010 let me just say I have some stories 😂 

We probably know each other..... 

Someone asked for a story.... Was anyone else at Tavern when Tune got "escorted out" by some members of the defense who came to get him because he was in their talking smack after a game that he basically had a hand in losing?

I have a vague memory of it as I do most things that occurred on Fry Street after a certain hour but I remember talking about it a few days afterwards. 

I'm thinking it was this game since he threw a pick six at the end of the game and gave Ohio the first lead of the game and the win.

https://www.espn.com/college-football/recap?gameId=292550249

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16 hours ago, Pseudo Nym said:

I'm thinking it was this game since he threw a pick six at the end of the game and gave Ohio the first lead of the game and the win.

https://www.espn.com/college-football/recap?gameId=292550249

Still the most beatdown of a game I have ever sat through as a Mean Green fan.

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On 9/28/2022 at 11:28 PM, Quoner said:

 Now I feel like the guy who used to only post about Chase Baine from Lake Dallas for two years in our peak player and coaches family participation era of GMG.

I’m glad you brought this up. We really need to get back to the basics around here!

 

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