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. Given the injury situation, it was understandable. The defense was terrible defending the big play.

Favorite quote:

To that end, does it really matter that the Mean Green only return six starters, few of which made much of a statistical impact in 2010? Does it matter that they lose both starters at defensive tackle … when the line was basically a sieve anyway? Their 2011 performance will be based on how quickly McCarney and incoming defensive coordinator Clint Bowen, who previously served four years as Mark Mangino’s D.C. at Kansas, can tweak UNT’s scheme, conditioning, skill, mentality, etc.

Couldn’t agree more.

Pitt Panthers Preview

Care where the Worst Coach In UNT History is now? At Pitt helping Todd Graham spread ’em and shred ’em as QB coach.

Crimson Quarry

The Hoosiers SBNation site lamely previews our upcoming clash.

Pre Snap Read

No doubt you’ve read the Pre Snap Read preview. If you haven’t — shame on you.

Favorite quote:

Take note: North Texas outgained 14 opponents over the last two seasons but won only five of those games. In those 14 games, the Mean Green gained an average of 445.6 yards per game while allowing an average of 345.0 yards per game — 100 more yards per game — yet still lost nine times. So coaching played a role.

FAU Blog

FIU’s TY Hilton for Heisman? I know the dude is smoothness but if the Sun Belt is going to produce a Heisman candidate my vote is with our own Lance Dunbar: Touchdown Machine.

New Stadium

This guy went. Took pictures. There are around 50 or so. Sweet. MGN wishes it could have attended the cookout yesterday but sadly that wasn’t possible.

Fave quote:

Everything is amazing from the sight lines, to the huge concourse with monitors everywhere, to the team store, to even small things like having bathrooms on the student side accessible pre-game for tailgaters without opening up the rest of the stadium.

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[Football Study Hall]
[Crimson Quarry]
[PreSnapRead]
[FAU Blog]
[New Stadium]