One of the big question marks for UNT entering fall practice was how the Mean Green’s offense would develop in a season the team lost so many key skill position players.
We caught up with offensive coordinator Mike Canales this morning to talk about the Mean Green’s progress.
Here are some of the highlights from the video above:
– Marcus Smith is a big part of UNT’s plans.
The big tight end has already secured the starting job following the departure of Drew Miller and Daniel Prior and should get plenty of opportunities in the passing game. The former San Antonio Warren standout was a wide receiver in high school and has flashed his skills as a receiver at times over the last couple of seasons. He caught a 27-yard pass in the Heart of Dallas Bowl and added three catches for 29 yards in a win over Middle Tennessee.
– Darvin Kidsy is going to play a key role.
Kidsy was impressive as a freshman last season, when he caught 16 passes. He will get plenty of additional opportunities this year.
– Antoinne Jimmerson has lost weight.
How much we don’t know, but Canales said Jimmerson looks smaller and faster. That is good news for UNT, which has plenty of options at running back.
– Skip Caldwell will also play.
The senior has been around the last two years and could have a chance to play more this season. He’s been a forgotten man because of the number of good young receivers UNT has coming in.