UNT suffered a pretty tough blow late in the week after Dan McCarney had finished up all of his media time.
Freddie Warner tore his ACL again. He’s done for the year, and his status for 2013 is at least in question at this point.
McCarney said that all players are different and that he has a lot of confidence in UNT’s doctors and trainers. There is only so much they can do, though.
Warner will have to go through surgery and rehab again.
Warner was hurt during the rehab process.
UNT has a young secondary, but will have to adjust the way it approaches recruiting as far as secondary players go heading into 2013.
There are still plenty of defensive backs on the board, but Louisiana prospect Carlos Henderson committed to Utah yesterday. He would have been a good get as a potential corner.
UNT does not have a corner committed yet.
The good news is that Warner has a redshirt to burn this year.
The other tidbit from the UNT end was McCarney was pleased with the way Derek Thompson spread the ball around last week when 10 different receivers caught passes. UNT had a few games this year when only a couple of guys caught passes.
UNT will face ULL next Tuesday.
ULL head coach Mark Hudspeth said that the Cajuns are as healthy as they have been all season heading into their game against the Mean Green.
And finally, the unintended dig of the week at UNT came from one of my favorites, all-around good guy and Troy head coach Larry Blakeney. Blakeney mentioned that Western Kentucky is better than UNT heading into the Trojans game against the Hilltoppers.
Troy beat UNT earlier in the year.