Category: Football

McCarney Speaks To The Masses

I was watching through my computer screen. There he was, pacing back and forth, winning me over again. The first time was back in November. Then he sold hope. This time he sold facts. Stinging facts about the guys who ran this joint before he stepped in. His honesty is refreshing. Instead of trite cliches,…

Mean Green Stadium Draws an Observer’s Diss

Thanks to for the link. The Dallas Observer’s Unfair Park did a pretty standard rip job of the new stadium’s projected economic impact. Observer guys (and gals) are paid to bring a cynical perspective and question the establishment. It’s important stuff and of use to the readership and community. My biggest issue with the…

Iconic Mean Green

A few years ago some website ran a list (imagine that!) of the best looking college football helmets. Not nearly as unique or rare then as it is now –head over to Bleacher Report and have a gander — I was interested. I was glad to see that the Longhorn’s all-white-logo-only lid was the top.…

Linking: Yahoo Edition plus Clint Bowen!

Coogs Preview NT Danny Mac on the task ahead of him: “North Texas has gone many years without playing good defense,” McCarney said of his new team. “Most defensive stats were in the bottom ten in college football in 2010. We must learn to make many more big plays, game changing plays and dominant plays…

Linking: Revisit 2010, Todd Dodge’s New Home and More

Football Study Hall This is a good, objective look back on last year. It is fairy accurate (he missed some of the details) and provides the statistical version of the story your local season ticket holder would tell you without the harping on the use of tight ends. Quick version: UNT was predictable on offense.…

Nebraska/Oregon Hybrid Offense

Smartfootball links to a Scott Frost interview on the nature of Nebraska and Oregon’s offense. The connection? No, not the option aspects, the total commitment to the system. [Links] []

2011 Football Schedule

at F.I.U. SEPT. 10 
Houston SEPT. 17
 at Alabama SEPT. 24 
Indiana OCT. 1 
at Tulsa OCT. 8 
F.A.U. OCT. 15
 at La.-Lafayette OCT. 22 
La.-Monroe OCT. 29 
at Arkansas St. NOV. 12
 at Troy NOV. 19
 W.K.U. DEC. 3
 Middle Tennessee

2011 Season Preview

The start of the season is upon us. How do you feel? Compared to last year, this season should fill you with dread. Maybe disillusionment. Looking from last July 26th, I was reasonably pessimistic about this 2011 season. Papa Dodge had loaded up for one last hurrah in 2010 and much depended on it. Multiple…

Vito on Positivity

Whoa. Apparently someone is complaining about Vito being too negative on the blog and spouts the oft-repeated mantra touting positivity and the “correct” way to refer to the school’s athletic department. Bret set the record straight: First off, our style is to use UNT on second reference. It doesn’t matter how UNT is branding itself this…

Experience The New Mean Green

Totally awesome because I am an alumnus. I must admit that I am not really that excited about the green helmet with “North Texas” on the sides. I maintain that it looks like a placeholder for the logo. nTm imagines it this way: Designer 1: Once we get the new logo files in, they’ll go…