Category: Football

Johnny Jones Leaves, Info Dump

It is about 10:34am here in Texas. Some things are happening that will tremendously affect your enjoyment of fall sports. Johnny Jones took the job at LSU. The football team is battling through spring practice, trying to find guys that can play defensive back. The women’s basketball team is searching for a coach to replace…

Linkidge 3.26.12

We have dates and times for spring practice. If you are so inclined, you should check out Bret Vito’s blog for those. We won’t be getting too much information from this thing. Prediction: one side of the ball will not look as good as advertised, which causes panic on the message boards. I’m not knocking…

Spring Practice 2012

Spring Ball is an oasis. It is the only taste of gridiron we get until fall practice begins in early August. It is far enough away from the end of the season for the bitter taste to have dulled. If the season ended sweetly, perhaps with a talented running back shredding a conference rival for…

2012 North Texas Football Schedule

SEPT. 1 at LSU SEPT. 8 Texas Southern SEPT. 15 at Kansas State SEPT. 22 Troy SEPT. 29 at Florida Atlantic OCT. 6 at Houston OCT. 16 La.-Lafayette OCT. 27 at Middle Tennessee NOV. 3 Arkansas State NOV. 10 South Alabama NOV. 17 at Louisiana-Monroe NOV. 24 at W. Kentucky The above is a stark…

Coach Dan McCarney Hospitalized

Coach Mac is in the hospital with a rumored stroke. On Monday afternoon, Iowa State women’s basketball coach Bill Fennelly tweeted McCarney had suffered a stroke. Officially, there is no word on the reason for hospitalization. More reading of the same press release: ESPN Dallas, Mean Green Sports, DMN,

North Texas National Signing Day 2012

Dan McCarney has the gift of motivation. He has long been known as master of the press conference and I must admit I fell for his charm at the podium once again. I came away thinking we had the recruiting class that will be essential to our future success. Hell we just might have. There…

Holmen Out, Regurgitated Recruit News

Oh, Vito. He is the only one on the Mean Green beat, having outlasted Troy Phillips twice. He gets to break news like this though: Jacob Holmen is not practicing today. He is on crutches and in a walking boot. I will find out what his status is after practice. It does not look good,…

Defensive Coordinator Change

Former Mean Green Defensive coordinator Clint Bowen is leaving to rejoin the Kansas staff under Charlie Weis. John Skladany is now the defensive coordinator according to Vito. He was the Iowa State guy in the same position under Danny Mac back then, and recently coordinated Central Florida.

LANCE! North Texas 59 MTSU 7

Lance Dunbar ran for 313 yards on 40 carries to become the all-time leading rusher in North Texas history. He passed Patrick Cobbs sometime in the second quarter. He needed only 140 yards coming into today to best Cobbs’ 4050 and finished the first half with 170. It was a great way to go out…

Monroe and Bowling

I’m watching the game right now. Instead of watching the game yesterday, I instead watched Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. That’s right. I didn’t watch the Rangers game either. With that said, I am intrigued by the possibility of bowling raised on gomeangreen.com. It is damned early to be thinking about bowl projections, and…