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New North Texas coach aiming high

Dan McCarney hopes he can lead Mean Green in same direction as TCU, SMU

Updated: December 1, 2010, 9:57 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

DENTON, Texas -- Dan McCarney, full of bravado during his first day as head coach at North Texas, puffed out his chest and proclaimed that the Mean Green wouldn't take a back seat to any program in the state of Texas.

But any local college football fan with a lick of common sense knows that the Mean Green has a ton of catching up to do just in the Metroplex.

TCU has been blessed with full-fledged BCS status, accepting an invitation this week to join the Big East. Coach Gary Patterson's ...

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