The North Texas Mean Green are completely starting over for the 2016 season. The team has made just one bowl appearance since 2011 and got off to an embarrassing 0-5 start before firing head coach Dan McCarney in 2015.
The team pilfered away former North Carolina assistant head coach Seth Littrell and he is looking to help turn the program around. It looks like they will have to continue on without two defensive players, including one starter.
A Mean Green spokesperson confirmed to Brett Vito of the Denton Record-Chronicle that linebacker Darrien McNair and starting defensive tackle Sir Calvin Wallace will not return to the team in 2016.
No reason was given for the departure of the two players, but it looks like they could be looking to continue their careers elsewhere.
Vito wrote in his report that “Wallace graduated from UNT and decided not to return for his final year of eligibility, while McNair left the school to return home to Florida.”
In his career with the Mean Green, Wallace recorded 43 tackles, 4.5 for loss, and 2.5 sacks. Those aren’t impressive stats, but if he decides to graduate transfer for the 2016 season, he could be able to make an impact for any team who decides to pick him up.
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