Tag: coaching

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,… Read more »

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… Read more »

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…. Read more »

Riley Dodge To Transfer

Riley Dodge doing stuff Per MGR, espndallas and MGB, Riley: “I have loved my time at North Texas. I have many friends and teammates that I will miss greatly. I hope all the best for North Texas football as it enters a new era and a great new stadium. Under the circumstances that I have… Read more »

Mike Canales on Attacking the Overhang

Mike Canales Wut? Surely you know what the overhang defender on an odd-man front is? No? Then you probably don’t know why you are clamoring for a tight-end, do you? Coach Canales is on board with bringing in a guy that can block the safety and help in the run game, something Boise St. and… Read more »

Catching Up

Johnny Jones is happy If you hadn’t noticed, MGN has been rather silent on matters lately. Just a small little break for personal matters (car accident and parents coming up for Christmas). So what did I miss? Well, it seems that we went to the Pete Maravich Center for a little combo Johnny Jones —… Read more »

McCarney’s Staff

It is really hard for me to care about this but here you go: So, this is the lineup so far: OC/quarterbacks: CanalesRunning backs: ?Receivers: QuartaroOffensive line: FryeTight ends: RiddleDC/safeties: BowenDefensive line: NelsonLinebackers: ?Cornerbacks: GainesSpecial teams: RiddleStrength/conditioning: Wintrich Links: [Mean Green Report]

Dan McCarney Era Begins

Dan McCarney (Yeah it’s a screen shot so what?) Danny Mac can sure talk a good game, huh? I’ve heard that he can give a good performance at press conferences but I’d never seen one live. What got me was the ‘Why not North Texas?” speech. Stirring. The icing of course was the announcement that… Read more »

Dan McCarney and his Contract

Rumors were that the thing was nearly $500,000. Vito is reporting that that is the case. It is considerably more than we paid Papa Dodge. It is fitting of an experienced coach who led a relatively prominent program to relatively high places. I had this to say about the whole thing: It is mighty tempting… Read more »