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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…

Mean Green End Disappointing Season, Mason Fine’s Last Game

The entire season can be summed up in the third quarter game-losing interception: tough scenario, bold plan, terrible execution, awful result. North Texas kicked off the last season of Mason Fine’s collegiate career with much fanfare. There was a little G5 Heisman talk, some beat writer-led division hype, and the lingering good feelings from back-to-back…

Rice Beats Up North Texas 20-14

HOUSTON, TX — As usual, the traveling North Texas crowd looked bigger than the home supporters, but that did not matter. Mike Bloomgren’s Rice Owls came to play on Saturday at Rice Stadium, and Seth Littrell’s Mean Green did not. Of course, things are not as simple as effort and desire and the twenty-two starters…

North Texas Loses To Tech 52-17, Mason Fine Injured

For any shot at a division title or a reasonable bowl appearance, North Texas had to beat Tech in Ruston. They accomplished that feat two seasons ago in a tough game that ended with a missed field goal. This season, they were beat up, but feeling good after two incredible offensive performances against two of…

The Season Is Long But We Should Enjoy It A Bit

The funny thing about football season is that it is so long and also very short. For the players, it begins in summer time and is a slog of workouts, school, and games. For a lot of people who have checked out of this thing, football is done. There are three more games scheduled which…

UTEP vs North Texas Halftime Notes

The offense has gone heavy uptempo and heavy pass against UTEP this game. With the help of a special teams fumble recovery, Mason Fine scored three touchdown passes in less than three minutes of play in the first quarter. This is what the uptempo offense has hoped to be all season. The major factor in…

Houston QB D’Eriq King to Sit Out NT Game, Season | Updated

Breaking news from Joseph Duarte of the Chronicle:

King is the best player on Dana Holgerson’s offense and one of the most dynamic players in the nation. He just broke the NCAA record for consecutive games with a passing and rushing TD at 15 in the loss to Tulane.

North Texas was going to have a big challenge ahead of them but this makes things much easier.

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There are developments. Apparently we will figure out if he is really leaving later this afternoon.

Finally, it is official. He is out for the year. So is WR Corbin.

North Texas at California Preview

BERKELEY, Ca. — The Mean Green had a bad week down the road on the Hilltop. SMU came out hot and dominated the first quarter. There has been much self-reflection by everyone. Read this gem from the head man: There were definitely some positives that we’ve got to continue to build on. But there was…

2019 Season Preview E-Book

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