UNT is venturing deeper and deeper into the heart of fall practice this week. There have been a few tidbits of note to come down along the way on a busy day in the land of the Mean and the Green.
A few notes and thoughts …
– The big news of the day, both in the physical sense and in terms of news value is that former Cedar Hill offensive lineman Aderius Epps is planning on transferring to UNT, a story we covered on the blog earlier today. Epps had family reasons to come home that we went over. He was also buried on the depth chart Kansas State. Transfers are historically a feast or famine proposition at UNT. Marcus Trice was terrific. Cam Feldt and Tyler Stradford, not so much.
The bottom line is that UNT isn’t risking much by taking Epps and could come out way ahead, especially considering Cyril Lemon and Mason Y’Barbo will be gone after this season. Epps could be a good option at guard to replace one of the two.
– The UNT soccer team was picked to finish second in C-USA’s preseason poll today, when Rachel Holden was named the Preseason Offensive Player of the Year. Holden is a terrific player and should help put UNT in position for another great year. UNT lost in the conference tournament final last year. In an odd twist, Charlotte was picked to win the whole thing. UNT beat Charlotte twice last season. UNT will be right at the top of the league and really good again this year. In other breaking news, water is still wet. Be sure to pick up the paper tomorrow to see what both Holden and head coach John Hedlund had to say, and remember, “Trust in the remaining John” now that Johnny Jones has departed for LSU.
– Our DRC partner in crime Ben Baby reported tonight that JT Williams has already bolted from Southern Miss. UNT recruited Williams, who is headed to Trinity Valley JC. He could take a look at UNT after a year or two, but that is way, way down the line.
– And on the women’s basketball front …
We just got some exciting news..Taylor Roof(2015) has verbally committed to UNT to play basketball!!! So proud of U! pic.twitter.com/1rbjsiBYPF
— Marcus Girls Bball (@marcusgirlsbbal) August 6, 2014
Taylor Roof committed to UNT late today. Roof averaged 7.3 points and 3.3 rebounds a game last season.