May 30, 2024

No Reason for Washington Coach to be Canned

Coach Rick Neuheisel was fired for betting on the NCCA basketball tournament. The thing is, for those who may not know or care, he’s a FOOTBALL coach.

So where’s the crime? The U. of Washington seems to have fallen in with the mob of schools firing their coaches over non-athletic “moral violations”. But this is not a case of Pete Rose betting on baseball, now is it?

Frankly, colleges have placed far to much emphasis on sports and frequently exhibit a total lack of class in their ill-advised attempts to acquire more glory for these academic institutions. Witness the demise of R.C. Slocum at my alma mater, Texas A&M. Nowhere will a classier coach be found, but he simply wasn’t winning enough. So, 15 years of service be damned, R.C., you’re outta here.

Here’s hoping Neuheisel keeps his job.


Marc is a software developer, writer, and part-time political know-it-all who currently resides in Texas in the good ol' U.S.A.

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