LETTERS: Hauck, UNLV football deserve praise


To the editor:

Knocking the UNLV football program is getting to be a tired subject. Charles Berberian’s letter to the editor blames coach Bobby Hauck for the problems (“UNLV football,” Wednesday Review-Journal). If you were an aspiring player, would you come to a program that has no TV exposure?

Most top players think they can reach the NFL and therefore seek schools that get TV exposure. Last season, UNLV made a little headway with talent and direction, so give Mr. Hauck some credit. College programs take a long time to develop, especially with limited exposure.

Outside of the Mountain West, there are not many fans who even know UNLV has a football team. This last team seemed to come together under Mr. Hauck’s leadership. It’s up to the university to get behind the program. Start looking at updating Sam Boyd Stadium and stop spending time and money on a campus stadium. The old saying that you have to crawl before you walk holds true with UNLV football. Once it gets a few winning seasons under its belt, then maybe the move on campus can become a reality.

Hats off to Mr. Hauck for sticking with a program that seems to get no support. He coaches with a positive attitude. Las Vegans should get behind him by going to a game next season to show their support.

DAVE MESKER

LAS VEGAS

Who’s to blame?

To the editor:

Bob Fuller’s letter to the editor stated that President Barack Obama saved the auto industry, the banks and the stock market (“Don’t blame Obama,” Wednesday Review-Journal). The only thing the president saved for the auto industry was the bloated union pensions and benefits, which ironically were the main reason the auto industry was in such turmoil to begin with. The auto industry would have survived with a normal bankruptcy; in fact, Ford didn’t take any bailout money and the company is surviving just fine.

Mr. Fuller also defended Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, unemployment insurance and other programs. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid have unfunded mandates — meaning they’re not paid for — of almost $100 trillion.

Mr. Fuller blamed much of the national debt on George W. Bush’s unnecessary wars. What does he think of the $17 trillion of debt we now have? Does he realize that when President Obama leaves office in 2016, he will leave us with a national debt of more than $20 trillion? In just eight years, President Obama will have spent more borrowed money than all past presidents put together.

While on the campaign trail in 2007, then-Sen. Obama said the deficits President Bush ran up on a credit card from China were un-American. Who’s to blame now, sir?

KEVIN ALEXANDER

LOGANDALE

Benghazi attack

To the editor:

After 1½ years, a bipartisan Senate intelligence committee determined that four American citizens, one an ambassador, died unnecessarily in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Since the attack, there has been nothing but one huge cover-up of what happened. The cover-up started immediately, when Susan Rice appeared on several TV networks attempting to blame the attack on some obscure film. It’s now been confirmed that the film had no bearing the attack, yet the Obama administration has still not divulged the complete truth. What happened to his promised government transparency?

The Obama administration and all members of Congress who contributed to this lengthy cover-up should be thrown out of office. Can you believe that President Barack Obama still insists al-Qaida is on the run and no longer a threat? Just look at all the turmoil in the Middle East and who is creating it.

Where is the liberal media, which has the responsibility to completely uncover not just this issue, but all the administration’s cover-ups?

CLARENCE LANZRATH

LAS VEGAS

 

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