Tag: special teams

Link: The Athletic on NT’s Special Teams

The Athletic has been a refreshing take on college football writing. They’ve decided to get into the bowls with some interest and that is good for our favorite little squad.

Matt Fortuna took a look at the Special Teams and Marty Biagi. It is a good read ($). The piece is interesting in getting a look at how different Marty does his special teams coaching — an emphasis on repetition. It does bring up some questions about the previous set up with Tommy Perry.

While we have been critical of Biagi, his efforts are bearing fruit. The blocked kicks and the scores on special teams were missing for a while. Still, there have been real problems in this area — allowing back-to-back kick return scores, and getting FGs blocked.

In January, Seth Littrell will sign a new assistant and I wonder if he will hire a guy to coach TEs and RBs and give himself more time to be a generalist.

We shall see.

Biagi In For Perry

Tommy Perry left the coaching staff this week. Calling him a fan favorite is a stretch, but he was liked. Like most folks associated with the 2013 season, he had a glow about him from that time. This year the special teams was primarily Eric Keena and his punting / faking ability, but it was…

B1G Loss: Indiana 49 North Texas 24

How good is our defense, exactly?  Is it good enough to compete in CUSA West? Is it good enough to stop the explosive offenses we see in CUSA? I don’t know. I used to think so. I thought that teams might score but it would be tough, because Lairamie Lee and company would hit hard…

Todd Dodge Fired

He was near the top of every coaches hot seat from the beginning of the year and probably the lists from last year as well so it wasn’t too much of a surprise when Papa Dodge got canned yesterday morning. It was damn near expected. We won’t be able to accurately put into perspective his…

North Texas vs Ragin’ Cajuns 10.2.10

I called it. I don’t know if I should be proud of that, though. In the seconds before North Texas lined up for what should have been the game-tying-point-after, I turned to my wife–who was shivering in the breeze of the young fall night–and said, “Ah, please don’t miss this.” Back when Aaron Brooks was…