Dan McCarney’s North Texas Mean Green took a significant jump in their first season in the Conference USA, going 9-4 and 2 close losses away from winning the Western division.
You can’t ask for much more from a third-year coach who went 5-7 and 4-8 his first two years before making the jump into a tougher conference. Now, it’s time to sustain that winning. How will that happen with the loss of so many starters.
North Texas is in a serious reloading position this year, and it’s hard to make the case that the program is in the shape it needs to be to simply replace all the lost talent to make another run at a 9-4 season.
If a winning season is in the works, a lot of questions will have to be answered, starting on offense.