Feels good to write about actual football in 2016. Our first matchup of Texas squads features SMU traveling to Denton to take on North Texas. Beside the burgeoning rivalry between the two, the game is huge for both because wins in 2016 will be hard to come by for both, North Texas especially. The game is also a coronation of new Mean Green Head Coach Seth Littrell. Littrell promises to bring a high flying Mike Leach style offense to Denton, a welcome departure from the Dan McCarney era of non-offensive football.
For Chad Morris year two is critical to his rebuild on the Hilltop. He received a pass in 2015, now his young talent needs to translate into wins - not a ton, but a move in the right direction.
Kickoff is Saturday Night at 6:00 p.m. Central and will be broadcast on the American Sports Network.