After 69-Point Loss, Dodge Knows He's Not In High School Anymore

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DALLAS -- Todd Dodge lost one game by one point in his final five years at Southlake Carroll High School.

In his North Texas coaching debut last weekend, he lost by 69.
The Mean Green lost 79-10 to Number Eight Oklahoma on Saturday.

In an interview today, Dodge says the loss "doesn't feel good"
and that he hopes it doesn't "sit right with our program."

Dodge's hiring at North Texas was billed as historic: Not since
Notre Dame fired Gerry Faust in 1985 had a Division I school
gambled on promoting a head coach straight from high school.
Dodge's first game was historic, too - but hardly in a way North
Texas wants to remember.

The 79 points, the second-most scored by Oklahoma in school
history, were the most ever allowed by North Texas. It was also the
second-biggest loss in school history, falling just three points
shy of the 72-0 loss to Nevada in 1991.

The next game for North Texas is Saturday at SMU. And the Mean
Green still has another Top 25 team to face, Number 21 Arkansas.