Not entirely true, but many of them have seen how our football program has performed historically and just don't ever see us competing on the same level with the likes of SMU, TCU, Tech, etc. much less Baylor, A&M, etc... They think think we need to accept our "lot in life" and play an FCS schedule, basketball is what it is and add baseball that they think can become an instant power. They haven't seen sustained success in football or basketball and think continuing to throw money in that direction is a waste of time and resources. I disagree and have tried to explain that we should strive for excellence across the board. They don't care and probably would be happy with just baseball at North Texas and nothing else.
This is very true of this group. They are passionate about baseball, saw a little success when they put together a team and played on a half a shoestring budget. They want it back and they want it to succeed. Coach Rush is well connected in the baseball community. He would be a great person to coach/lead the program if it were ever approved, but he also has suggestions for others that would also be good coaches to start our program. I think they have spoken to Baker, but I don't know to what extent.
I think he gets overlooked. He is doing an outstanding job with the LBs and was one of the top reasons KD decided to stay. Guy is also a tremendous recruiter. I agree that PB deserves a lot of credit for the defense but Jim is a big part of that. Everyone knows him from his days at Baylor but he also was defensive coordinator at SMU for 5 years.