The North Texas Mean Green likely won’t be a very good football program this year, but they are looking to turn things around with Seth Littrell now at the helm. Things just got harder for them in 2016 as it was reported starting left guard Ryan Rentfro was no longer with the team.
Rentfro was tabbed as the starter at his position coming out of spring practice. However, Brett Vito of the Denton Record-Chronicle reported that he had decided to transfer with no reason given for the decision.
It is unclear if he has decided to give up playing football or if he will continue his career elsewhere. He would be eligible to play his final year anywhere immediately.
Over the last two seasons, Ryan Rentfro played 14 games with eight appearances in games last season. Many Mean Green fans might remember the offensive lineman for when he blasted the fans for tearing down the North Texas football program after an 0-3 start in 2015.
“It’s absolutely pathetic how people who call themselves UNT ‘fans’ cheer their hearts out during the good times and the moment one thing goes south or one player messes up they jump ship and say absolutely horrible things about the player or coach.
“Why tear them down? … We work ourselves ’til our bodies are literally falling apart, 12 months out of the year for 12 guaranteed games. When something happens we feel bad enough ourselves.”
It looks like the Mean Green are going to have to look elsewhere to replace Rentfro going into the 2016 season, which they open with a game against SMU on Sept. 3.