As we countdown to our upcoming North Texas @ Southern Miss barn-burner tomorrow, Twitter is already a few steps ahead.
Coach Mac has never beaten a team with a winning record on the road at #UNT. His best road victory is over a 4-8 team— Greg Goedecker (@MGN_BREAKDOWN) September 28, 2015
This is not a glowing fact about current HBC Dan McCarney, and whether that applies to 2-2 Southern Miss depends on how you think the Goldn Eagles will be looking by the end of the season.
But all that pales in comparison to this gem, tweeted out on Saturday by 6'4", 314 Offensive Lineman Ryan Rentfro:
Dropping some knowledge on the UNT football "faithful" pic.twitter.com/qzepmB1H72— Ryan Rentfro (@RyanRentfro72) September 27, 2015
First of all, this is amazing, I think we can all agree on that. Second of all, WHOA BUDDY, of course we're here to cheer the team on and support you on Saturday, but just what "tearing them down" are you talking about? Yes, true fans will support a team through good times and bad, but they will also acknowledge the difference between the two. And you're currently 0-3, so if you're still pissed off a week later.... well, you're 6'4" 314 lbs. so this article was ghost-written by Will Butler.
At the heart of it, no one should be tearing down a bunch of college students. These are kids, in the 18-22 age range, who are hitting the field every week and giving it their all out there. They sweat and bleed Green, and we here at UD are certainly not calling that into question.
No, we're calling your under-qualified head coach into question.
As stated here before, McCarney was 56-85 as head coach at Iowa State, and North Texas fans sort of talked ourselves into him, because he had Power Five experience and-- much more importantly-- he was not Todd Dodge. And while we were grateful for that Heart of Dallas bowl appearance in 2013, the team has backslid since then and the blame lies entirely with the guy who had the lowest price tag in 2011.
Look, we can only partially lay this on the players; these are the guys McCarney recruited, and they are all working (we assume) with a love and passion for the game. But McCarney was hired by longtime North Texas AD Rick Villarreal, and at least one of those two guys are the problem.
This week against Southern Miss, let's find out which one.