The Mean Green took some time after practice to brighten the day for the kids of the Children’s Hospital of New Orleans.
Handing out autographed footballs at every door, head coach Darrell Dickey and his players spent some time with kids and helped to bring a smile to New Orleans’ newest Mean Green fans.
“Giving something back to these kids is great. Some of these guys haven’t smiled in a while, so we will do anything we can to help change that,” said quarterback Scott Hall.
While the kids get a much needed pick me up, the players said they get even more from it than the children. This is the fourth trip to the Big Easy for senior punter Brad Kadlubar, and he said this is one of his favorite moments of the bowl.
“It’s a humbling experience to spend some time with these kids. Sometimes we take it for granted that we play college football,” Kadlubar said. “I really enjoy bringing a smile to these kids face. For me, this is one of the best experiences of the whole trip.”
During today’s two hour practice, North Texas focused on the final preparations for Tuesday’s game against Southern Mississippi.
The Mean Green defense looked sharp in the two minute drill as sophomore safety Allan Harrison ended two drives with interceptions.
“I think we have a focused football team that is ready for Tuesday’s game,” Dickey said.
The Mean Green will have one final walk through practice in the Superdome on Monday afternoon before taking on the Golden Eagles in the Wyndham New Orleans Bowl.