North Texas Football Predictions

North Texas Football Predictions

Head Coach: Dan McCarney
Returning Players: 38
STARTERS RETURNING
Offense 7
Defense 8
GamePlan 2013 National Ranking: xxx (coming soon)

North Texas Football Preview

The North Texas program has been treading water in recent years and it’s now been nearly a decade since their run of Sun Belt Championships back in the early 2000’s. And the 2013 season brings a major change as the Mean Green move up a bit on the college football scene as they leave the Sun Belt for Conference USA. This isn’t as big a change as you might expect considering the tough non-league schedule North Texas has been playing in recent years, but there is no doubt that Conference USA will be a tougher and deeper league than the Mean Green have encountered in the past. Head Coach Dan McCarney has improved things a bit here since taking the job at the start of the 2011 campaign, but overall two straight losing seasons was not how he envisioned things when he took this job.

This team is probably a bit better than last year’s 4-8 record might indicate, but North Texas is clearly no threat to the big boys in this league.

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2013 North Texas Schedule
8/31 IDAHO
9/7 at Ohio U.
9/14 BALL STATE
9/21 at Georgia
10/5 at Tulane
10/12 MIDDLE TENNESSEE
10/19 at Louisiana Tech
10/26 at Southern Miss
11/2 RICE
11/9 UTEP
11/23 UTSA
11/30 at Tulsa

2013 NORTH TEXAS DEPTH CHART
Projected Offensive Starters Listed First

QB Derek Thompson (6-4, 230, Sr.) Brock Berglund (6-4, 215, So.)
RB Brandin Byrd (5-10, 220, Sr.) Antoinne Jimmerson (5-9, 220, So.)
WR Brelan Chancellor (5-9, 185, Sr.) Carl Caldwell (5-10, 170, Sr.)
WR Carlos Harris (5-8, 175, So.) Lynrick Pleasant (6-2, 200, Sr.)
WR Darius Terrell (6-3, 220, Jr.) Nick Schrapps (6-3, 205, Fr.)
WR Darnell Smith (6-1, 210, Sr.) Brady Brown (6-5, 225, Sr.)
TE Drew Miller (6-1, 260, Sr.) Daniel Prior (6-2, 245, Sr.)
C Kaydon Kirby (6-3, 300, Fr.) Shawn McKinney (6-4, 365, Jr.)
LG Mason Y’Barbo (6-2, 315, Jr.) Travis Ellard (6-3, 290, So.)
RG Cyril Lemon (6-3, 325, Jr.) Micah Thompson (6-4, 310, So.)
LT Antonio Johnson (6-5, 315, Jr.) Ryan Rentfro (6-4, 310, Fr.)
RT LaChris Anyiam (6-4, 300, Sr.) Justin Manu (6-5, 300, Jr.)
PK Zach Olen (5-9, 230, Sr.) Zach Paul (5-9, 175, So.)

Projected Defensive Starters Listed First
DE Brandon McCoy (6-2, 265, Sr.) Chad Polk (6-0, 235, So.)
DE Aaron Bellazin (6-2, 245, Sr.) Malik Dilonga (6-4, 250, Fr.)
DT Alexander Lincoln (6-2, 270, Jr.) Austin Orr (6-4, 270, So.)
DT Richard Abbe (6-4, 315, Sr.) Ryan Boutwell (6-3, 270, Sr.)
LB Derek Akunne (6-0, 240, Jr.) LaJaylin Smith (6-0, 230, So.)
LB Zachary Orr (6-0, 235, Sr.) Robert Lewis (6-0, 220, Jr.)
LB Will Wright (6-2, 225, Sr.) Jamal Marshall (6-3, 200, So.)
FS Marcus Trice (5-8, 200, Sr.) Andrew Tucker (6-0, 200, Fr.)
SS Lairamie Lee (5-10, 195, Jr.) Zed Evans (5-11, 195, Sr.)
CB Zac Whitfield (5-9, 180, So.) James Jones (5-11, 170, Jr.)
CB Hilbert Jackson (6-1, 190, Sr.) Sheldon Wade (5-11, 180, Jr.)
NB Kenny Buyers (5-11, 175, So.) David Busby (5-11, 190, So.)
P Blake Macek (5-9, 180, Fr.) Brice Becker (6-1, 200, Fr.)

2012 NORTH TEXAS RESULTS
(SUR: 4-8 PSR: 5-7 O-U: 5-6)
S.01 Lsu W +43 14-41 o52
S.08 TEXAS SO. L -33 34-7 NL
S.15 Kansas St. W +27′ 21-35 o55
S.22 TROY L +1 7-14 u62
S.29 Florida Atlantic L -6′ 20-14 u49′
O.06 Houston L +11′ 21-44 o58′
O.16 LA.-LAF. W +4′ 30-23 u56′
O.27 M. Tenn. St. L +3′ 21-38 o57
N.03 ARK. ST. L +4 19-37 u59′
N.10 S. ALABAMA W -7′ 24-14 u50
N.17 La.-Monroe L +10 16-42 o57′
N.24 W. Kentucky W +11′ 24-25 u51

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