Team preview: North Texas

The Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook previews the 2007 North Texas Mean Green, exclusively on Insider.

Originally Published: July 16, 2007
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(All information as of June 20, 2007)

COACH AND PROGRAM

For most of us, the difference between Friday night and Saturday afternoon is a few hours. But when you're a football coach, the two are usually separated by years of hard work and good fortune.

Normally, a high school coach has to latch on as a position coach at a university, work his way up to a coordinator job and hope and pray his phone rings when a head-coaching gig opens up somewhere.

But once in a blue moon, a coach will skip a step -- make the jump from leading prep stars under the Friday-night lights to leading a college team out of the tunnel and into the Sat-urday afternoon sunlight.