Tidbits that missed today's paper after UNT's initial spring scrimmage on Friday:
1. Kicker Jeremy Knott, a junior-college transfer, was 2-for-4 on field goals, his longest made attempt from 42 yards. Last season, Thomas Moreland's longest make was from 37. If Friday is a sign, Moreland could be an extra-point specialist if Knott doesn't do that job. Trent Deans, another walk-on last season with Moreland, is trying to make it as a kickoff specialist.
2. Former Argyle standout Victor Gill keeps making himself valuable through versatility. Signed by Darrell Dickey as a tight end, Gill switched to defense last season but still played offense in Todd Dodge's occasional tight-end "tornado" package. Gill is at left offensive tackle now, looking to add weight to a 235-pound frame. Dodge said he's proud of the progress all of UNT's former tight ends have made elsewhere since the spread offense diminished their roles.
3. Receiver B.J. Lewis dutifully ran chains while missing the scrimmage with a minor injury. He'll return soon, Dodge said. Offensive tackle Matt Menard is working back slowly and could make an appearance soon. The O-line needs him.
4. Defensive end Ryan Davenport is getting extensive work with the first team, good preparation to likely back up either spot this fall. Barring the unexpected, Davenport is keeping right end warm for transfer Alonzo Horton (6-4, 260) of Northwest Miss. College. Still, Horton must catch up this summer, and Davenport is ahead of the curve in Gary DeLoach's new 4-3.
5. Best bets to start in the season-opener at Kansas State:
QB Giovanni Vizza
WR Casey Fitzgerald
C Kelvin Drake (out until summer/injury)
DT Joseph Miller
DE Eddrick Gilmore
OLB Craig Robertson
CB Antoine Bush
P Truman Spencer
PK Jeremy Knott
DS Christian Davidson/holder Matt Phillips
A little less sure on other spots with transfers, incoming freshmen or current personnel.