UNT went through one of its final workouts before its Saturday night mock game this morning at the Darrell R. Dickey Football Practice Facility.
I talked to Reggie Pegram about his return from a knee injury last season (that will be our upcoming video). Pegram said he feels like he is back to full strength after tearing his ACL last season in a win over Southern Miss.
Pegram is a good power back, who will bolster UNT’s running game. The Purdue transfer rushed for 338 yards and six touchdowns in eight games last season.
In other news and notes of the day …
– Dan McCarney said that he has not settled on a quarterback and talked a little about where UNT stands. The battle is still down to Andrew McNulty and Josh Greer.
“We are going to continue to evaluate,” McCarney said. “If it takes part of next week, fine. I don’t have a deadline and neither does [offensive coordinator] Mike Canales. It’s the same two that it has been all along. They have had really good camps. and have really improved. There is no magical time. I don’t feel like I have to announce it at the press conference Monday. We will announce it at the right time, when we have peace of mind, it’s been as fair as it can be and we can say ‘Let’s go.’ If this decision was easy, we would have made it a long time ago.”
The difficulty of the decision raises a host of questions, including if UNT could play both McNulty and Greer. McCarney wasn’t ready to eliminate that possibility.
“There is a possibility we play both whether it’s by design or whether we go with the flow of the game, who is struggling and who could give us a lift,” McCarney said. “We will get this finalized real soon. I just can’t tell you if it will be by the press conference.”
– UNT will get plenty of plays in during its mock game on Saturday to get an idea of where it stands at quarterback. The Mean Green will get in more than 100 plays.
“Tomorrow is a really important evaluation,” McCarney said. “What we are looking for is taking care of assignments, giving great effort and avoiding penalties.”