It’s going to be a long year

Just wondering, who’s up for a trip to LSU?

After what happened on Saturday night against Tulsa, I can’t think there are too many people who are excited about the prospect of a game against the Tigers, no matter where it ends up being played.

Come to think of it, I’m not real sure what exactly the Mean Green has to look forward to the rest of this season. I guess there is always the hope that UNT’s losses to Kansas State and Tulsa were the result of facing great teams and that the Mean Green will fare better when Sun Belt Conference play rolls around.

I just don’t see it, though.

UNT hasn’t been productive when it mattered in two games thus far this season offensively. A couple of late touchdowns made the 56-26 score against Tulsa look better than it actually was. Yea, I just said UNT was beaten worse than a 30-point margin of defeat indicated. That should scare the Mean Green faithful.

UNT’s defense has been even worse. The Mean Green could blame its problems last season on a coordinator who lacked college experience. UNT has a great coach now if Gary DeLoach and is still being flat blown out of the water.

UNT lacks talent on defense, and the talent it does have is young and concentrated in its defensive backfield.

The game is won in the trenches, and UNT is losing and losing badly on both sides of the ball.

It wasn’t that long ago that UNT could look forward to Sun Belt Conference play as a time when it could turn around its season. I just don’t know if that is the case any more.

Middle Tennessee beat Maryland on Saturday, Florida Atlantic beat UAB, Arkansas State scored 83 points and Louisiana-Monroe should have beaten Arkansas.

The Sun Belt is a whole lot better than it was just a few years ago. UNT is nowhere near as good as it was just a few years ago when it was the dominant team in the league.

That’s a bad formula for a team that could be facing another rough season.