After taking a look through my notes from Saturday’s game against Rice, I started to wonder just how UNT’s current slump ranks in the history of the program.
The answer shows just how bad it really has gotten for the Mean Green.
UNT is now 2-14 in the Todd Dodge era. A quick look through the record book shows that the Mean Green has only gone through a slump this bad once, and has never been in a slide this long under a single coach.
The Mean Green went 2-15 once in the early 1980s. UNT lost the final game of the Jerry Moore era, went 2-9 in Bob Tyler’s only season and then lost its first five games under Corky Nelson.
Technically, UNT is in another 2-16 slide, dating back to the final two games of the Darrell Dickey era. UNT lost those two games and is now 2-14 under Dodge for a grand total of 2-16.
Both of those slides came under multiple coaches.
What sets the Dodge era apart is that UNT has never gone through a stretch with just two wins in 16 games under one head coach.
It’s still too early to give up on Dodge. Every coach deserves some time to get his players in place, not to mention his system. But it is easy to see from just the numbers alone why UNT’s fans are getting jumpy. I can only imagine what the atmosphere would be like if a big portion of UNT fans didn’t see hope for the future due to Dodge’s reputation from his time at Southlake Carroll.
Post your thoughts on the blog. Is this the worst stretch you have experience in UNT history?