Sunday night bowl notes

North Texas practiced at Highland Park today.

I talked to a couple of players about bowl preparations and over the last few days have chatted with Dan McCarney and a few other UNT officials about the enthusiasm building around the program as it heads into Heart of Dallas Bowl.

Rick Villarreal said the students have been great and that the demand for tickets is high.

Dan McCarney has fielded phone calls and text messages from former players from all of the stops in his coaching career, including Cowboys defensive end George Selvie. McCarney coached Selvie during his time at South Florida.

People have stopped Villarreal on the streets to congratulate him.

UNT’s players have also sensed the enthusiasm building heading into the Mean Green’s Bowl game.

Check tomorrow’s paper for more.

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