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.