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Zook's firing tactless

Published October 31, 2004

The midseason firing of Ron Zook is one of the most cowardly acts by an athletic director in the history of college football. It shows enormous character by Zook and his staff that they agreed to coach for the rest of the season.

I wish the future Gators and their fans the very worst of luck. May the Gators become the next version of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Nebraska fired coach Frank Solich because his record of 59-23 wasn't good enough. He was fired because the athletic director couldn't stand losing to Kansas State. For me it was delicious to see the Cornhuskers get bombed 70-10 by Texas Tech and 45-21 by Kansas State.

I will be rooting hard against Florida every Saturday.

-- Al Schallau, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

USF's season: frustrating

South Florida football: disappointing.

Coach Jim Leavitt: inept.

Passion for the program: declining.

Leaving Conference USA with a losing record: pathetic.

-- Tom Stevens, St. Pete Beach

Romano fulfills Sox fan

John Romano's coverage of the Red Sox in the World Series has been spectacular. Thanks, John, for digging deep to give us Red Sox fans so much colorful script in an autumn we'll never forget.

-- Scott Greenleaf, Dunedin


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