1. Todd Dodge and Staff's Fate Rests in the Hands of Mike Canales

    It is hard not to be optimistic as a Mean Green football fan heading into 2010. UNT is loaded with both talent and experience, something that has not been the case since before Head Coach Todd Dodge arrived on campus...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 4 years ago 396 reads 1 comments

  2. National Signing Day 2010: North Texas Gets What It Needs

    National signing day has come and gone, and North Texas Coach Todd Dodge and his staff did far better than any Sun Belt staff with a 5-31 three-year record could expect, landing eight three-star recruits...

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  3. North Texas: Which Mike Canales Will Coach the Offense Next Season?

    It has taken a few days for me to reach some early conclusions on the hiring of UNT's new offensive coordinator, Mike Canales...

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  4. FBS College Football: 25 Predictions Circa 2020.

    ESPN's Mark Schlabach wrote an article on what the next decade holds for college football titled "What does the next decade hold?" that has inspired me to attempt to my own prediction piece on the near future of the FBS...

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  5. Has Todd Dodge Got His Groove Back?

    I met Todd Dodge awhile back at the groundbreaking ceremony for the New Mean Green Stadium.  I had seen the guy on the sidelines for years and known of him from his days at SouthLake High school, ...

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  6. It Is Time to Give up on The "Coach-in-Waiting" Idea

    Jerry Jones recently gave Wade Phillips a well-deserved two-year extension. Jerry has in essence said, "Wade, you've earned the head coaching job." Wade should have also earned the power that comes with being a head coach...

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  7. Will Notre Dame Ultimately Cost The Big East Their BCS Bowl Bid?

    With some trepidation and a number of second thoughts, I am wading into the well travelled waters of those who would question Notre Dame and even advocate against their interest...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 4 years ago 5,723 reads 68 comments

  8. UNT OC Todd Ford Quits; Mean Green have ~$90,000 for a new assistant coach

    The University of North Texas's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Todd Ford resigned this week. Anyone who read my UNT postseason review knows that I was not a fan of Coach Ford's ...

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  9. How to Get Eastern Michigan Off The Fast Track To FCS Status.

    Eastern Michigan was again dead last in attendance at the FBS level, drawing 5,016 fans per game in 2009. That means it filled Rynearson Stadium to 16.61 percent of capacity in its five home games...

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  10. The FBS Attendance Hall of Shame

    Years ago the NCAA made an effort to distinguish between big time football programs and the not so big time programs. They forcibly split Division I into Division I and Division I-AA...

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  11. Terry Bowden, Not Bobby Bowden, Should Be the Next Head Coach at UAB

    UAB went 5-7 last season.  They lost the CUSA player of the year, senior QB Joe Webb, to graduation, along with their top RB and their best offensive lineman.  Webb, a dual threat QB, rushed for an astounding 1427 yards...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 4 years ago 1,607 reads 1 comments

  12. Sun Belt Lands Second Bowl Game for 2010-2013

    The Sun Belt closed a firm deal for a second bowl game for the next four seasons.  They will send a team to the GMAC Bowl, played at Ladd Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. Many have suggested this deal was inevitable...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 4 years ago 105 reads 1 comments

  13. Empire Stadium Reborn: Why The CFL BOG Will Insist It Sucks

    From 1954-1982, the British Columbia Lions of the CFL played in an outdoor stadium called Empire Stadium .  Empire Stadium was a huge stadium on opening day, seating 32,375, but fell into disuse after BC Place was finished in 1993...

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  14. Things I Am Wishing For In The 2010 UNT Mean Green Football Season

    As a fan, I really don't have much of a right to demand anything from my college team.    In the grand scheme of things UNT doesn't charge me all that much in comparison to pro teams.    The kids do their best...

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  15. Is SMU Going To Fundamentally Change College Football As We Know It?

    We are approaching another conference upheaval. Schools in the richer conferences recruit members from poorer conferences...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 4 years ago 3,401 reads 15 comments

  16. Keeping Tom Cable vs. Dumping Him: Why Jim Fassel Might Be Coming

    There is speculation that suggest Al Davis might be ready to pull the plug on Tom Cable . That I have seen most fans seem somewhat against that. I think it is quite defensible to make the change and not just because of Cable's record with the Raiders...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 4 years ago 1,748 reads 42 comments

  17. Mike Leach, not Adam James, opened the door for the next Tech Coach.

    Last winter Mike Leach was the toast of college football, taking the Red Raiders to an 11-1 record. Only a late season loss to eventual national title game loser Oklahoma, kept Tech out of the national title game...

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  18. Will Contraction Lead To Smart Expansion in the Sun Belt Conference?

    The Sun Belt Conference has 13 members currently, but is riding a bullet train to 11 members.  Could that be the best thing that ever happened to the conference? The Sun Belt Conference adopted ...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 4 years ago 3,119 reads 6 comments

  19. Bad Stadiums Kill 2 in CAA; Suggestions for Maine, New Hampshire, & Rhode Island

    The Hofstra Pride joined the Northeastern Huskies in shutting down their football programs earlier this month. Where to begin..? Let me start by saying "look out Rhode Island, Maine, and New Hampshire fans, you may be next...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about almost 5 years ago 957 reads 0 comments

  20. 2009 North Texas Mean Green Postseason Football Review

    With the season over after a disappointing 2-10 finish and the postseason review by the AD complete, it is time for a postseason evaluation of the 2009 Mean Green football team...

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  21. Will it Take a Return of the Gliebermans to Get to 10 CFL Teams?

    I stumbled across an article recently that might have huge implications for CFL fans who want to see the league expand to a more stable number like 10 or ideally 12 teams. The City of Pontiac has been bleeding $1...

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  22. Why North Texas Made the Right Call in Retaining 5-31 Football Coach Todd Dodge

    It was absolutely—unequivicably—the right call to retain head football coach Todd Dodge for at least one more season. Fans want to point at Dodge's record and say he hasn't earned more time...

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  23. Come on Al, It's Time to Just Win, Baby!

    Dear Al, I know you've heard the talk.  "Al's over the Hill." "The game has passed Al by." And that one the really has to light you up... "His deep passing game doesn't work anymore." Idiots...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about almost 5 years ago 624 reads 26 comments

  24. UFL Final Attendance Numbers For Premeire Season In

    The UFL's Premiere season is over and the attendance numbers are in.  I wrote an article on attendance after the Redwood's first home game, suggesting strong promotional efforts were needed...

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  25. They Played Well Enough To Win... Actually, Suffering Fan, They Didn't

    As we approach the end of the football season, fans of struggling teams like my beloved UNT Mean Green turn to our team's schedule and look at close losses for hints that our teams will be better next year...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about almost 5 years ago 51 reads 0 comments