Advertisement

Letters to the Editor

The experts?

December 11, 2011

Advertisement

To the editor:

I just read the article in Friday’s Journal-World about the hiring of Charlie Weis as the next football coach for Kansas University. Everyone has their opinion, but it appears that the sports editor is trying to cover his own missteps. During the last 11 days, Tom Keegan has spent numerous hours telling readers who would or would not be a good fit at Kansas, and who should or should not be hired as football coach. As I look back over all the names he mentioned, I did not see Charlie Weis! Who are the experts?

Comments

Getaroom 3 years ago

There really aren't any true "sports experts" just entertainers. But there are sports writing professionals and statisticians with opinions based on their likes/dislikes of the coach at hand, win/loss records. At best, all anyone one can do from here on out is wait and see who wins games, or not. How long Weis lasts at KU will be determined by his win/loss record, coachable recruits/staff, his personal conduct and whether or not his health holds up to the stresses he has placed himself under - both on and off the field. Looks like another walking heart attack as did Mangino, but one hopes that is not the case. How about if we all simply wish him well in his newest multimillionaire posting and see what happens? It is time once more to see if the KU Football coffers can be replenished under the efforts of this man and the rest will be history, because ultimately and just like another For-Profit Corporation, profiting is the key. Follow the money - follow the outcomes. Everything in between is all the fluff of another spectator sport. so sit back with the remote, some BBQ and cheezy poofs and let the hurrahs and tears flow!! And may the best thickest necked head butting gladiator win!!! Better get a new big-as-life wide screen plasma tvee for next season, it is a new dawn in KU Football - yet again.

friendlyjhawk 3 years ago

Keegan is a mediocore sports writer who would like to be a king maker. Not particularly friendly to KU sports of any kind. Oh, well, don't have to read him, do I?

friendlyjhawk 3 years ago

Keegan is a mediocore sports writer who would like to be a king maker. Not particularly friendly to KU sports of any kind. Oh, well, don't have to read him, do I?

Peter Macfarlane 3 years ago

Wouldn't it be nice if we paid as much attention in the media about the hiring of individual teaching faculty as we did to the hiring of a coach? It makes me think that higher education is more about entertainment of the masses than their preparation for careers.

Cai 3 years ago

  • a million

and, i can understand maybe not for individual teachers (after all, we also sometimes ignore offensive/defensive coaches).

But what about deans? or department chairs?

beaujackson 3 years ago

Hope Weis is a better coach than Keegan's a sports writer.

CLARKKENT 3 years ago

BEAU--DON'T THINK HE REALLY IS.

XEPCT 3 years ago

If you had expected something more Mr. Phillips, then you haven't been reading the sports page for the x number of years Keegan has been writing for the journal world.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.