UNT had a tough outing offensively against Texas in a 38-7 loss at Memorial Stadium in Austin on Saturday.
I had some time today to dig back into the files to see if I could come up with some perspective. One can safely make the argument that the Texas game was the worst offensive performance of the McCarney era.
And just to be clear here, McCarney and his staff have done a terrific job at UNT.
The only other time UNT has been shut out under McCarney was in 2011 when Alabama rolled the Mean Green 41-0.
UNT finished with 169 yards, including 68 rushing yards and 101 passing yards that day. UNT finished with 94 yards against Texas, 79 rushing yards and 15 passing yards.
The Mean Green will try to bounce back against SMU on Saturday.
And in other news on a completely unrelated front …
I try to keep current contracts on file for every head coach, key administrator and assistant coach of every major sport on hand.
The last extension I have on file for Rick Villarreal, one that went into effect on May 16, 2013, has Villarreal scheduled to receive a $100,000 retention bonus today. He received a bonus of the same size last year and has one scheduled at the same rate for this day next year.
His annual base compensation for the coming year, beginning today is $282,200.
Villarreal has done a lot for UNT. Apogee Stadium was built during his tenure that has also seen UNT make the move to Conference USA.
The bonus money was privately raised.
He was handsomely rewarded for that work today.