August 15, 2005

Hand it to the Mean Green: USA Today is running a cover story on Patrick Cobbs and Jamario Thomas of the University of North Texas Mean Green, the NCAA-leading rushers in 2003 and 2004. They'll become the first season leaders to ever share the same backfield when my alma mater loses by several touchdowns to LSU on Sept. 3.

posted by rcade to football at 03:52 PM - 9 comments

What is the point spread?

posted by dbt302 at 04:31 PM on August 15, 2005

Dunno. It'll probably be at least 14 points, given the way UNT is considered a sure double-digit loss by Vegas in these paycheck games. UNT is a good mid-major program with a lot of grit -- it has the longest active conference wining streak in the nation -- but the team isn't capable of giving a top 10 team like LSU a competitive game. Our lines are too small, and by the end of the first half, they're gassed. A few years ago we played Texas tough for a half, which caused some hassles for Mack Brown. Every year, I tell myself we're going to beat one of these teams the way we've twice beaten Texas Tech.

posted by rcade at 05:24 PM on August 15, 2005

How does Danny Sheridan pick MTSU and UL Monroe both ahead of the Mighty Mean Green? Also, I wouldn't count them completely out against an LSU team with a first year coach.

posted by texoma-slim at 08:44 PM on August 15, 2005

Sheridan shouldn't pick against North Texas in the Sun Belt. We haven't lost to a team in our conference in four years. However, there's a big question mark at quarterback because Scott Hall graduated and Andrew Smith died before the season, and the team lost a lot of seniors. So this might be the year that Middle Tennessee gets a little revenge for four years of bitter defeat. Personally, the team I'm most concerned about playing is Troy.

posted by rcade at 09:13 PM on August 15, 2005

Personally, the team I'm most concerned about playing is Troy. You know, because they have Brad Pitt and everything.

posted by wfrazerjr at 08:23 AM on August 16, 2005

... And he's invincible!

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:28 AM on August 16, 2005

Well, he would be if his mom could have figured out the "Just dip him twice" thing.

posted by yerfatma at 09:28 AM on August 16, 2005

You mock the heated rivalries of the Sun Belt at your peril.

posted by rcade at 11:55 AM on August 16, 2005

It is something how Jamario Thomas and Adrian Peterson both came from the same area in East Texas. Both of them from small schools. O.U. loves to sneak into the backwoods of East Texas to find hidden talent. Stoops picked up another couple of BlueChips from the East Texas area to look out for. Receivers Malcolm Kelly and Manuel Johnson. Being from The Dallas Area we see this hot bed of talent from East Texas all of the Time when they come to the metoplex for games.

posted by Dallas at 10:17 AM on August 19, 2005

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