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Letters to the editor

Too early for GU hype

Let’s get real.

Sunday, Dec. 4, the lead sports page was seven-eighths Zags, with EWU football and Idaho football relegated to the remaining one-eighth page. The Zags’ season is in its infancy while EWU and Idaho players began their season in the heat of the summer. EWU is pursuing a national championship and Idaho has not been bowl-bound for 18 years. The Zags are off to a great season and let’s hope it culminates in the Sweet 16 or better. That would be the time to dominate the front page of the sports section.

Wayne Christofferson

Coeur d Alene

Come on, coach Leach, smile

The WSU football team is an improved team this year, but one would never know it by looking at the head coach’s face during a game. The Cougars’ record has improved, and the team is to be congratulated.

It would behoove coach Mike Leach to show the team some smiles, excitement and enthusiasm, and congratulate individuals when they do well during a game. The other coaches show their appreciation with their smiles, excitement, a hug, a pat on the helmet, back or rear, and jumping up and down when they do well. Thank you to those coaches for being positive leaders and for showing their enthusiasm. A smile goes a long way.

I have seen coach Leach smile only one time since he arrived at WSU and I watch all of the games, and most of the interviews. I think Leach’s team would appreciate a few smiles, and I think the public would as well.

Doris Falk


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