McCarney presser notes (coordinator video added)

Here are a few quick items of interest from today’s Dan McCarney press conference in advance of spring drills:

– UNT is in the final stages of finalizing Dan McCarney’s contract — and yes we have been saying that for weeks now.

– UNT has just short of 700 season ticket accounts in place for next year. The school had a little more than 100 at this time last year. Accounts essentially represent a buyer from what I understand. One account could equate to one ticket or five.

– There were more than 300 applicants for UNT’s assistant coaching jobs in the secondary.

– Both Noah Joseph and Ryan Walters received a six-figure raise when they left for Indiana and Memphis, respectively, McCarney said.

– Running back Reggie Pegram is on track to return from a torn ACL, but is out for the spring.

– Running back Rex Rollins will be on a no-contact jersey all spring

– Tight end Chris Loving is out following hand surgery

– Cornerback James Jones is out after having problems with his intestines that required surgery

– Andrew Tucker will move from safety to running back

– Former Guyer standout John Schilleci will move from safety to cornerback

– McCarney said to keep an eye on redshirt freshman defensive lineman Sid Moore during spring drills.

– The quarterback race is wide open and will include four suspects (that McCarney mentioned): Andrew McNulty, Dajon Williams, Josh Greer and Connor Means

As far as the overall theme, McCarney talked a lot about the challenge UNT faces this year of proving that last season wasn’t a flash in the pan and that the school now has a program in place.

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