Mean Joe Green. Scrappy. The Mean Green Machine. Jack Sisco. Hayden Fry. Boomer the Cannon. Odus Mithcell. Abner Haynes. Spiriki. Ray Renfro. Richard Gill. Mason Fine. This is North Texas football.
North Texas State Normal College played its first game in 1913, led by J.W. Pender in a 13-0 loss to TCU. Since then, the program has been blessed with some terrific runs by tremendous coaches from J.W. St. Clair (.656 winning percentage from 1915-19) to Sisco (.653 from 1929-41) to Fry (.629 from 1973-78). Perhaps no one epitomizes the program, though, more than Mean Joe Green, one of the greatest players to ever play the game at any level. Darrell Dickey and Seth Littrell each led the Mean Green to three consecutive bowl games in the modern era.