WSU alums: Pay to succeed

SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2011

Are the people in charge of the Washington State University football program ever going to realize that firing coaches is not the answer to success?

Remodeling the football stadium again, to the tune of millions of dollars, is also not the answer.

Getting the high-powered alumni to dig deeper into their coffers is the answer to a winning program and bowl games.

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Bud Roffler from Spokane’s Lewis and Clark High School was a star halfback for the Cougars. His coach was Forrest Evashevski. Evashevski went to the high-powered alums and told them with additional support he would stay on as coach and guarantee the Cougars a trip to the Rose Bowl. There was no response from the WSU alums, and as a result, Evashevski went on to coach the University of Iowa to the Rose Bowl.

Certainly, most of the people involved at Wazzu realize these facts. So why all the moaning and crying about continuous losing seasons? Cut the theatrics. Any questions? The answer is there.

Joe Destefano



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