Josh Greer, a Navarro College transfer who joined UNT at the semester break, was named the Mean Green’s starting quarterback on Monday, just days before UNT opens its season at Texas.
Greer competed with veteran backup Andrew McNulty throughout spring practice and into fall workouts.
UNT lost Heart of Dallas Bowl MVP and three-year starter Derek Thompson to graduation.
Greer was recruited by UNT out of Arlington, but ended up signing with UAB. He left the program and enrolled at Navarro, where he threw for 1,205 yards and eight touchdowns in six games last season. He transferred to UNT in December and quickly worked his way up the Mean Green’s depth chart.
“It has been a tremendous battle, no doubt about it,” UNT head coach Dan McCarney said. “As you go out and evaluate quarterbacks, there are so many intangibles you are looking for, character, leadership, physical toughness, mental toughness, being coachable, all those things. Both of those guys have all kinds of those attributes. In the end, Josh Greer made more plays, made more throws for big plays, and made more throws for touchdowns. He was just a little more consistent than McNulty was starting back in March all the way through camp, but it has been very, very close.”