There were a couple of good news tidbits to come out of today’s Dan McCarney press conference. Here goes:
– The big news that came out of left field is that backup quarterback Brent Osborn is going to graduate this year and will not be back next season. Osborn never played much at UNT, but he is the Mean Green’s No. 2 guy with Andrew McNulty spending the year as a redshirt. To me this is just another sign that Brock Berglund is going to make a run at the starting job next year. I don’t think Osborn bails if he has a chance to win the job or is one snap away as the backup. UNT is still in a good position next year without Osborn. UNT has Derek Thompson coming back off a year as a starter, will have Berglund eligible and will have two young players to develop in McNulty and Dajon Williams, a Class of 2013 signee (if UNT hangs on to him).
– Brelan Chancellor will have surgery on his broken collarbone tomorrow. Huge loss for UNT.
– UNT had a ton of other players who left the Mean Green’s loss to Middle Tennessee, but everyone is supposed to be ready to go for this weekend’s game against Arkansas State.
– UNT Hall of Famer Jordan case will be the honorary captain this weekend.
Check back later. I should have a string of video interviews to post.