UNT finished up its first big scrimmage of spring practice a few minutes ago.
I’m back with some wrap-up news and notes.
The big news tidbit to come out of the conversations I had with UNT’s staff and players after the game is not a good one unfortunately.
Quenton Brown has torn his ACL again. Brown, a former South Florida player UNT signed out of junior college, tore his ACL last spring, rehabbed the injury and played a little at the end of last season.
His knee was bothering him again this spring. Doctors went in and looked at it and found that it is torn again.
At this point, Brown has just one year left on his eligibility clock. Dan McCarney said that Brown will have surgery again and try to make it back to play this fall. Having been through the process before will help Brown, but it won’t be easy for him to recover again.
As far as the rest of practice, Andrew McNulty helped himself today. He didn’t do anything spectacular, but was solid. Classic Mini Mac. Josh Greer struggled a little bit, but looked really good in two-minute drills.
Dajon Williams also had his moments. He threw a couple of balls up there and let his receivers make plays.
UNT really needs someone to step up and claim the job. No one has yet.
I also thought defensive end Malik Dilonga had a good day.
With Brown out for at least the first part of next season, the development of players like Dilonga will be vital the rest of the spring.
And in a side note, Malik Jefferson of Mesquite Poteet was on hand. Jefferson is rated the No. 1 outside linebacker in the country by 247 Sports. It’s a great sign for UNT just to get a guy like that on campus.
There were several other recruits on hand, mostly offensive linemen.