I stopped by after this afternoon’s scrimmage, and after running some errands, I have a few quick notes for the blog
I seem to have fixed the problems I had with my high tech video system (that would be what amounts to an I-phone. This isn’t the CBS Evening News, people) and should have that up in a bit.
I wrote about UNT’s efforts to develop some skill position depth heading into the scrimmage, and that did seem like a big focus today.
Mike Canales said that UNT is trying to push Nick Schrapps and Carlos Harris to try to get them ready to play this season. Chaz Sampson is getting to a critical point where he needs to show that he is going to be a player or be left behind.
That’s what I thought was the most telling comment of the day.
UNT did pick up a walk-on from the JC ranks late that has been making a little noise in camp. Dan McCarney said it’s too early to get excited about him, but Canales did mention that Ellsworth Community College wide receiver Darnell Smith of Garland has done some good things.
You never know. McCarney takes pride in the walk-on program and UNT has had success with it in the past (Chris Hurd, anyone?)
McCarney has also been impressed with the play of Devante Davis at cornerback. UNT’s staff has been saying ever since signing day that he was a steal. Nothing that has happened on practice has made them back off that position.
Derek Thompson has also been playing well, but I think everyone expected that. He graduated earlier in the day and then had what McCarney called maybe his best practice during his time at UNT.
Check back later for that video interview.