Lack of Longhorn news
OK, I have heard enough of Florida and Tim Tebow, have heard plenty on Sam Bradford and the U of O. But where is the write-up on the University of Texas Longhorns?
In my Sept. 7 paper, Page 24, the headline read “Alabama wears down Va. Tech in fourth,” then proceeds to talk about the No. 1 Florida Gators, the No. 4 USC Trojans, and skips right over the No. 2 Longhorns. Why?
A whole quarter-page was devoted to Bradford and the Oklahoma Sooners. Sure, Bradford got hurt and there goes his opportunity for the Heisman. That’s a big story, agreed.
But what I saw of the game, it wasn’t a sure thing they would have won even if he didn’t get hurt and was able to play the whole game. The BYU defense was all over OU. But Texas quarterback Colt McCoy was the runner-up in the Heisman Trophy selection last year and is a likely candidate for the Heisman this year.
The Longhorns didn’t get national TV coverage of their game against the University of Louisiana-Monroe, and AFN didn’t air it either; understandable, because it was on pay-per-view.
But Texas is No. 2 in the nation and should have gotten at least a “College Football Roundup” highlight, just as Florida got coverage for beating Charleston Southern. Is The Associated Press slighting UT and Colt again?
Stars and Stripes needs to keep us informed of at least the top 10 teams — all of them — and should have stories on all of the top 25 teams, not just the scoreboard.
Col. Joe LeBlancVictory Base Camp, Iraq