I caught up with former UNT cornerbacks coach Ryan Walters today to chat a little about his departure for Memphis.
I will have quotes from Walters in my notebook that will be in tomorrow’s paper. Be sure to pick up a copy.
Walters confirmed what we already knew. Heading to Memphis was largely a family decision. Looking at it from the outside in, yeah, there isn’t a whole lot of difference in the between the levels the Mean Green and Tigers play at.
There is a difference in the level the schools pay assistants. Walters said he had a chance to take care of his family, and he just had a son.
It’s important to note that UNT has done a good job in the last several years increasing its salaries. UNT just has a ways to go to get to the level of a school like Memphis in terms of what it is paying.
There have been several people who have asked about how UNT’s Junior Day went right after national signing day. I was on the way to Ruston for the UNT-La. Tech men’s basketball game, but did track down a little information.
UNT’s coaches spent Thursday and Friday after signing day reviewing film in advance of the program’ junior day.
UNT offered about a dozen prospects, some of whom were among the 240 or so who came to camp. If you are big into the recruiting game, you have probably seen some of the names.
If not, here are a few from 247 Sports
The headliner isn’t on the list. Rockwall running back/athlete Chris Warren — a guy solidly among the top 200 players nationally — was there.
UNT has been really pleased with the response to its camps in the Dan McCarney era.
UNT will have some additional camps coming up, including an one that will be open only to players who were invited. The Talon Talent camp that was so successful for UNT last year will also be back on late this summer.