— Brad Cesak (@bradcesak) January 11, 2017
North Texas will have another quarterback on hand for spring practice in a few weeks.
Cade Pearson signed with the Mean Green and will enroll at the semester break. I have been meaning to get to the story on the blog, but haven’t had a chance until now.
The video at the top of this post is from NBC 6, which covered Pearson signing with the Mean Green.
“Graham Harrell has all the records in passing in the NCAA and in high school, and he played pro ball for a few years,” Pearson told NBC 6. “It was the kind of environment that I wanted to be in. I just like how he plays the game. He plays it the same way Mike Leach did in 2006, 07, 08 when he played at Texas Tech. So, they’re going to pass it a whole lot, and that’s something I want to be around, and after I win the job I’m going to pursue the next level.”
Pearson will join returning starter Mason Fine and will likely join JUCO transfer Deavlin Isadore for a spot on the depth chart.
UNT lost Alec Morris to graduation after he started four games, including the Mean Green’s loss to Army in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.
My early guess is that we see Fine as UNT’s starter to begin the season and that Isadore will play with Pearson ending up redshirting.
No matter how it plays out, having Pearson at UNT in time for spring practice will help him and the Mean Green a great deal.
And in other news, USA Today came out with its grades of all FBS teams’ seasons.
UNT received a C+ after finishing 5-8, which probably had them feeling like this.
I would argue the Mean Green deserve a higher grade than that following Seth Littrell’s first season considering UNT finished just 1-11 the year before and only had about 68 scholarship players.