Category: Football

North Texas vs Houston Cancelled Due To Covid-19

Four North Texas players reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 and the game this weekend against Houston will be cancelled. No doubt Dana Holgorsen will want to “chirp” about this game as well. He already irked the Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades with his comments. North Texas announced the cancellation today. The program reportedly had two…

Destroyed: SMU 65 NT 35

North Texas came into this game limited. Tyreke Davis and KD Davis (no relation) were late scratches because of “medical reasons” . Whatever the game plan was for Shane Buechele and the Mustangs, it would have to be adjusted for both the ability and knowlege of the replacements Kevin Wood and Gabriel Murphy. NT ultimately…

North Texas vs SMU Preview 2020

How many of you call this the Safeway Bowl? I was an undergrad at North Texas in 2006 when NT beat SMU and was there in that moment. No one really used the “Safeway Bowl” moniker until the last couple of years. In 2007 the stands were not filled too much. The next time when…

Jason Bean Leads North Texas to Win Over Houston Baptist 57-31

Jason Bean was the last minute choice to start the pandemic season opener and did about all he could to win the job permanently. In split action with co-starter (according to the depth chart) Austin Aune, he put up a nice line: 11 of 18 for 217 yards and 3 touchdown passes against one interception.…

North Texas Begins The Pandemic Season With Questions: 2020 MGN Season Preview

Nothing about this season is normal. I cannot tell you with confidence that this season will end on the scheduled date. At every level of education, there are varying levels of process for reopening. Some are more cautious than others. At the big time college level we have cancellations and postponements and also some powering…

Tentative Restart

The nation is slowly allowing sports to resume in some form or fashion, and it is slow-going. Vito reported that three members of the football team tested positive for COVID-19. The NCAA committee recommended a six-week calendar to start. It prescribes a tiered practice approach, balancing COVID-19 safety with the need to prepare athletes for…

MGN DYNASTY

Some three weeks ago I saw my Playstation 3 was dusty. I tried to remember the last time I played NCAA 14 — the only game I really play on it if ever. I could not remember. I cleaned it up a little and moved on with my day. Later, when trying discover the best…

Mike Ekeler Returns, NT Staffs Up

Back in Seth Littrell’s first season he brought on two guys to coach the defense: Mike Ekeler and Troy Reffett. The scheme was Reffett’s but the play calls were Ekeler’s. There was some tension with (reportedly) Ekeler preferring some different calls. In the end Ekeler left for UNC and something like a step down to…

Class of 2020 National Signing Day

This year’s class was nowhere near as hyped as the ones from previous years when it was something of a novelty to get a good class on signing day. NT last year tried to sign everyone but this year they still have “three or four” scholarships to fill. The fans at GoMeanGreen.com, the forum of…

Seth Littrell Hires Clint Bowen as new Defensive Coordinator

Last time we hired Clint Bowen to be the defensive coordinator we said “Seriously, the guy has some skins on the wall and looks to be a solid hire. Excited to see what he can do.” That is generic praise and I was but a youngin’ then and what did I truly know? He went…