Dan McCarney had to make chicken salad out of chicken you-know-what when he arrived in Denton in 2011. North Texas had won only seven games in four seasons under the previous regime. It took McCarney, the former Iowa State coach, a couple of seasons to get the Mean Green moving, but he put together a nine-win campaign in 2013. The team slumped to four wins last fall and only nine starters return for this season, but McCarney is often his best as an underdog. Nonconference road games include trips to Iowa and Tennessee.
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