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Letters to the Editor

Editor, advocate

December 9, 2011

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To the editor:

On Dec. 1, when I picked up my paper, I fully expected to have to wring the water out of it. The paper stated that coach Leach had decided to coach at Washington instead of Kansas and I fully expected our sports editor, Tom Keegan, to be crying tears as big as light bulbs and flooding the sports section of the Journal-World.

After at least four or five days of nothing but a promotion for coach Leach to come to Kansas, some of us wondered if Keegan was an employee of Kansas University or at least a member of the committee to locate the next KU football coach. He was so insistent that Leach was the best and only fit for KU’s next coach that I wonder what his qualifications are. I suppose it’s possible that part of his job as sports editor is to help hire a new coach. I’m sure his comments over the past football season helped get Turner Gill fired.

I’m one that feels that coach Gill was not given a fair chance to develop a winning team. I remember Lou Holtz saying it takes at least five years.

Comments

Kate Rogge 3 years ago

Big donor money runs KU sports - especially basketball and football - and big donor money wanted Gill out.

somebodynew 3 years ago

Great letter, Howard. And when you read today's article you can see the negativity we will be faced with from Keegan from here on out.

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