I mentioned earlier today that Texas transfer Darius Terrell will have to sit out this season after transferring from Texas. He had planned to file an appeal with the NCAA when I talked to him earlier this summer.
I don’t think UNT was holding out a lot of hope that he would be eligible this season, but it does provide a reason to take a look at where UNT stands in terms of its receiving corps.
UNT has three pretty good receivers returning in Brelan Chancellor, Ivan Delgado and Chris Bynes. Those guys should be at least average in terms of starters in the Sun Belt this year.
Where it could get a little problematic for UNT is the depth behind those players.
UNT listed three players as top backups on its two-deep heading into the fall — Chaz Sampson, Derrick Teegarden and Lynrick Plesant. Those guys combined for a grand total of one catch last season.
Sampson is expected to be a top player for UNT, but has not proven anything yet.
What UNT has in terms of help coming in the form of recruits was also reduced when Roderick Lancaster was lost for the year with a knee injury he suffered over the summer.
One of the main topics of discussion in the preseason has been the turnover in UNT’s secondary.
The lack of depth at wide receiver could be one of those areas that is being overlooked as a potential issue with this team. UNT will improve somewhat over last year just because so many key players return.
UNT could run into trouble if it has a run of injuries at the position, which is entirely possible. All it would take is a couple of twisted ankles.
As far as the mailbag goes, Ben wanted to know about the status of Reggie Pegram, the running back who transferred in from Purdue. UNT is still waiting on a ruling on his appeal for immediate eligibility.
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