North Texas Mean Green Football

The North Texas Mean Green football team represents the University of North Texas in NCAA Division I-FBS (formerly known as I-A) college football, competing as a member of the Sun Belt Conference. The Mean Green have attained several conference championships; most recently, four consecutive Sun Belt Conference championships. Since 1951, the North Texas Mean Green has played its home games at Fouts Field, a stadium with a current capacity of 30,000 on the campus in Denton, Texas. It has long been argued that antiquated facilities have stunted the growth of the Mean Green football program, with Fouts Fields being the most cited example. (Ground has been broken and New North Texas Mean Green Stadium located within the Mean Green Village is scheduled to be ready to host games by the start of the 2011 season.) A small handful of UNT's head coaches have gone on to have quite notable careers. Rod Rust became an elite NFL defensive coordinator and eventually an NFL head coach. Hayden Fry eventually would be voted into the College Football Hall of Fame after a long career at Iowa. Jerry Moore left UNT for Texas Tech where he coached for a few years before starting a long and very successful...
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