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North Texas Fires Dan McCarney Following Blowout Loss

North Texas has relieved head coach Dan McCarney of his head coaching responsibilities following an embarrassing 66-7 loss to FCS Portland State on Saturday night, extending the Mean Green’s losing streak to six dating back to the 2014 season.

North Texas (0-5, 0-2 C-USA) had been outscored 246-74 through five games this season.

This is what McCarney said on the news:

“[Sports information director Eric] Capper and Hank Dickenson came up and said, ‘I love you Mac. Rick wants to see ya,'” McCarney said. “When I heard that I figured the news would probably wasn’t going to be good but I didn’t know it was coming, obviously. That’s the decision he made. He’s in charge of the athletic department. I work for him. As I said, I’ll always appreciate the opportunity he gave me because there are only 128 Division-I programs and I got to be in one of them and be a part of this great university.”

McCarney was 22-32 (15-19) in his four-plus-year tenure, leading North Texas to a nine-win 2013 season that finished with a win against UNLV in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.

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