Archive for Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Impressive coach

March 28, 2006


To the editor:

In response to Mr. Gary Watson's letter to the editor of March 22 regarding coach Bill Self: In my opinion, coach Self is one of the most impressive coaches across the country. Perhaps if Mr. Watson would remove himself from his La-Z-Boy, put down his beer, and take his head out of the sand, maybe, just maybe, he would have a different perspective of coach Self.

In the past 12 years as a coach, he leaves a record of 254 wins and 121 losses. Since he has been here in Lawrence, the Kansas University basketball team has had a winning record every year, and 2006 was no exception with 25 wins and 7 losses. The university and the city of Lawrence are very fortunate indeed to have Mr. Self here, not only from a standpoint of head coach of a great university, but also as an asset to our community.

Coach Self has the respect and admiration of the entire community, with the exception of a one Mr. Watson. Go get 'em coach. Can't wait until next season.

Allen Glass,



classclown 12 years ago

What is his tournament record? Frankly, outside of the local area, nobody cares how good a school is during the season. It's the tournaments that get you noticed.

Everyone has complained how for two years in a row KU got beat in the first round by a nobody. But as far as the rest of the nation is concerned, consistently losing in the first round makes KU the nobody to them.

mom_of_three 12 years ago

"Frankly, outside of the local area, nobody cares....."

There were lots of good teams who lost in the first round of the tournament, or just pulled the game out by the skin of their teeth. It doesn't make the team a nobody, and I didn't hear the rest of the nation calling us a nobody. We were a young team, with very little tournament experience among the lot.
You must not have watched very much ESPN, there , clown. Because everyone noticed how KU's season turned around.

25-8 does not a bad season make. And the rest of the nation is waiting to see what next season brings, just like Jayhawk fans.

Jamesaust 12 years ago

"...and take his head out of the sand..."

I thought his head was somewhere else.

Oden 12 years ago

I used this as an example of Ad hominem (faulty argument by way of personal attack) in my English Class...

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