Here are a few quick-hitters from Dan McCarney’s state of the union address. I will update this post once I listen to my tape:
– Dajon Williams is doubtful for Saturday’s spring game due to a sprained ankle. McCarney acknowledged the injury, which now means it is safe to say that he was scrambling in Saturday’s scrimmage and was pulled down from behind for a sack. It was pretty clear that he rolled his ankle as he fell to the turf. He was helped off the field and didn’t return.
– McCarney said that Williams is No. 3 on the depth chart. Andrew McNulty and Josh Greer have pulled away. McCarney has been impressed with the way Greer has picked up the system in a short amount of time.
– UNT is planning to put a couple of walk-ons on scholarship. UNT will announce who they are on Saturday. John Chelf and Erick Evans are a couple of solid guesses.
– The scrimmage will follow the McCarney era format. Defensive line coach Kevin Patrick will he the head coach of one team that will have the first- and third-team players. Offensive line coach Mike Simmonds will have the second- and fourth-team players, who will start out with a 21-point lead.
– There will be six to 10 honorary coaches who will help out at the spring game. They will be announced later.
– Erick Evans is UNT’s second-team running back behind Antoinne Jimmerson.
– McCarney mentioned that several players have either played well or started to emerge this spring, including wide receivers Carlos Harris, Darius Terrell and Darvin Kidsy, linebackers Sed Ellis, Jamal Marshall, and Fred Scott and defensive lineman Malik Dilonga.
– Wide receiver John Chelf has also helped himself in spring drills.
– Defensive back David Busby has given up football.