— Jason Kersey (@jasonkersey) December 19, 2013
In one of the interesting moves of the last couple of weeks in Texas college football, Baker Mayfield is leaving Texas Tech for Oklahoma.
I mention it because there was some talk about Mayfield considering UNT.
I asked around and never picked up even a hint that Mayfield was ever involved with UNT.
And so now the UNT quarterback field is set for spring practice.
So who will replace Derek Thompson?
Here is the field in the order I expect this to turn out:
Josh Greer — UNT has a ton of options at quarterback and still went out and spent a scholarship in a year it is going to sign a small class on a junior college quarterback. That should tell you something about the level of faith UNT’s staff had in the players it had on the roster heading into next year. Greer started out his career at UAB and had a good year at Navarro.
Bottom line — Greer has accomplished more on the college level than anyone else UNT has heading into next season.
Dajon Williams — UNT’s coaches have been high on the freshman since he committed to UNT. He has size, a good arm and is athletic. We just haven’t seen much of Williams outside of one series in UNT’s season-opening win over Idaho. Williams was supposed to see action all season, something that never happened. The issue is that Williams supposedly had a string of nagging injuries this year that kept him out of practice. UNT will try to get Williams a medical redshirt, but could also just go ahead and redshirt Williams this year if Greer, who has three years of eligibility left, ends up winning the job.
Bottom line — Williams may be the future, but will UNT roll with a redshirt freshman who has played essentially one series at the college level next season?
Andrew McNulty — The Iowa native is a career backup. McNulty will be a junior next season and has been a good team player. He played in mop-up duty this year. UNT pumped him up quite a bit heading into the season, but he ended up playing very little behind Derek Thompson.
Bottom line — It seems like a long shot that McNulty will get a shot now.
Brock Berglund — The Kansas transfer is becoming a bit of an odd story. He’s supremely gifted physically, but has never put it together. Is this the year?
Bottom line — The light could come on, but Berglund would have to change course quickly to change the course of his career.
Connor Means — UNT picked up a commitment from Means months ago. He will enroll at the semester break and his redshirt written all over him.