UNT media day was today.
The video at the top of this post is of Andrew McNulty and Josh Greer discussing their battle for the starting quarterback job.
I will have a story in tomorrow’s paper on the news of the day, but until then, here are a couple of quick-hitters:
– Dan McCarney said he is encouraged by the progress of his quarterbacks and believes the Mean Green has two good options in Andrew McNulty and Josh Greer. UNT hopes to pick a starter after Saturday’s scrimmage, but the team’s coaches do not feel like they have to make a decision by then.
– McCarney challenged UNT’s fans to fill Apogee Stadium for the SMU game. He mentioned that real fans show up no matter what and won’t have to wait to see how UNT does against Texas to decide whether or not to come to the Mean Green’s home opener.
“I am hoping for the first time since we opened Apogee that we can fill it for the SMU game,” McCarney said. “Wouldn’t that be cool? I’m sure that some people are going to say, ‘Do something against Texas, we’ll come to your game.’ I get that some people have that mindset, but real fans are going to come out regardless of what happens that week. That is what we started to see at the Cotton Bowl. We want to make that the norm and not the exception.”
– McCarney said UNT has a long way to go heading into a key week of practice. Summer classes are over and fall classes don’t start for two weeks, which gives UNT nothing to worry about other than football for the next few days.
– McCarney pointed to UNT’s youth as a concern, saying that the Mean Green has one of the youngest rosters in the country.
– McCarney talked a little about UNT’s season-opener at Texas. He got in a good line about Texas transfer wide receiver Darius Terrell being the only player on UNT’s roster who was recruited by the Longhorns. He said that some of the other players on the team might claim that Texas was interested, but would be lying if they did.
– Backup offensive lineman Micah Thompson was praised by McCarney for his play this fall.
– JUCO transfer safety Matthew Dash is challenging for a starting job.