Sunday night notes, thoughts (a big week in football, a bad break in softball)

Well, now that everyone has wandered back to their computers following the season debut of Game of Thrones, it’s time for a few Sunday night notes and thoughts.

There was a bit of news to come down today on the non-Big Three front, but first off let’s talk about what people care about — football.

We are headed into the final week of practice before UNT’s spring game. The Mean Green has made a ton of progress, but to me it seems like there is a lot more up in the air this year than in season’s past.

UNT’s quarterback situation is more unsettled than it has been in a few years and a ton of key playmakers are gone. There are jobs up for grabs and playing time still out there to be won.

Who will round out UNT’s wide receiver corps beyond some of the top guys like Carlos Harris? Who will be in the rotation along the defensive line?

It might seem like an odd time for a big week in UNT football, but this would qualify, largely because who things shake out will help answer those questions.

And finally the the one bit of news from today:

The UNT softball team saw its series finale against Louisiana Tech washed away.

That was not a good turn of events for the Mean Green. Louisiana Tech is sitting near the bottom of the Conference USA standings at 5-9 after splitting a doubleheader on Saturday with UNT, which is now 9-5.

UNT has now fallen into a tie for second place in the league standings with UAB. Tulsa is 10-1 ranked No. 17 nationally and running away from everyone. UAB swept UNT and has already split two games with Tulsa this weekend (the third game was rained out). UNT still has to face Tulsa in the final series of the regular season.

Long story short, it’s going to be hard for UNT to hang on to second place after the way the weekend played out.

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