Pretty strong statement from McCarney on attendance

One of the more interesting comments from Dan McCarney today was on attendance at home games.

Hence, I led my notebook with it. I won’t spoil the whole story, but here is a part of the statement:

“We need our fans,” McCarney said. “It’s easy to say, ‘Win, Mac;’ ‘Win, North Texas;’ ‘Go win, but I’m not coming to the game this week.’ How about come to the stadium, help support us, and together let’s keep moving forward with this program? That is what I’m asking, and I don’t think it’s too much to ask. We have 100,000 graduates right down the road in Dallas and Fort Worth. We need to start getting those people who don’t come to games to support us.”

You know what? I tend to agree.

UNT could seriously vault forward as a program if it could get thousands of alumni and students behind the cause. McCarney has done a lot to rally support from talking to students and fans to pulling the program out of the huge ditch it was in before he got to town.

And yes, I know that is still a work in progress.

I also know McCarney talking about attendance will be a hot button topic and something worth mentioning in advance of tomorrow’s paper.

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