North Texas head coach Dan McCarney believes that opening the season against a conference opponent (FIU) will create a sense of urgency during summer workouts.
Following the season-opener, North Texas will play Houston, at Alabama, Indiana, and at Tulsa.
It seems as if McCarney has created a sense of urgency since his introductory press conference on November 30, 2010.
The Mean Green is set to open their brand new stadium against Houston.
McCarney told the Denton Record-Chronicle, “We know what they can do and what they can’t do and what needs to be done. That wasn’t some fabricated statement. I believe if we are going to be competitive we have to make the most physical improvement of anyone we play.”
“It’s not just guys in the trenches, it’s offensive skill guys, special teams guys, running backs and wide receivers. We all know it’s a year-round program of development now and we have some major strides we need to make in the months ahead.”