North Texas opened the first few minutes of practice to the media today and had players and coaches available afterward to talk.
There wasn’t anything terribly important that came out of the workout and no huge news tidbits came out of what I was able to pick up afterward, but there were a couple of items I wanted to mention.
UNT coach Seth Littrell made a couple of comments at media day that took me buy surprise.
At times can be tough to tell if a coach is saying something to say it, or if he is really telling you something.
I am starting to think Littrell was being up front and honest about two things:
1. Mason Fine could very well be this team’s backup quarterback.
2. Creighton Barr is going to see significant time at center.
Fine keeps seeing more and more time with UNT’s backups. He’s probably UNT’s best option, but playing him as a backup quarterback this year would burn his redshirt.
Littrell said he is comfortable playing Fine. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him in Morris goes down at some point.
As far as UNT’s offensive line goes, Rice moved over to center in the spring. He has been working a lot at guard with Barr at center.
Rice has struggled with snapping in practice and is terrific at guard. Littrell indicated that he would play Barr at guard if he isn’t playing center.
UNT lined up today with Barr at center, Rice and Garrett Gunter at guard and Trey Keenan and Jordan Murray at tackle in the early stages of practice.