The Perfect Choices
As a Tennessee fan I was dismayed that the Volunteers weren't viewed as one of the top four producers of wide receiver talent (The Perfect Team, Aug. 31). What about Alvin Harper, Carl Pickens, Cory Fleming, Joey Kent and Marcus Nash?
CHARLES RAND, Los Angeles
Florida's wideouts are the best in the last decade, but I don't understand why you did not include Syracuse's receivers as runners-up. In the past 10 years the Orangemen have boasted the likes of Rob Moore, Rob Carpenter, Qadry Ismail, Marvin Harrison, Quinton Spotwood and Kevin Johnson.
MIKE KELLEY, Syracuse, N.Y.
North Carolina produces the best defensive tackles? Among the many who have played with distinction for the Miami Hurricanes are Russell Maryland, Cortez Kennedy and Warren Sapp.
ANTHONY LEWIS, Mesa, Ariz.
I am baffled at how Clemson's rich linebacker tradition failed to receive even runner-up recognition. The Tigers have six former linebackers playing in the NFL, including Levon Kirkland, Ed McDaniel and Wayne Simmons. Kirkland and McDaniel were Butkus Award nominees.
JAMES L. WARD JR., Columbia, S.C.
I was dismayed that you left out Penn State as one of the top programs for tailbacks. The Nittany Lions have produced two top five picks in the NFL draft in the last five years, Ki-Jana Carter and Curtis Enis, both tailbacks.
CAITLIN COSLETT, Philadelphia
Cooper is a great coach, but how can you pick Ohio State as the No. 1 team in the country when the Buckeyes can't win their own conference title (Scouting Reports, Aug. 31)?
JERRY MUZAR, Norman, Okla.
It's d�j� vu all over again. The cover of the 1974 college football preview issue featured another number 45 from Ohio State, soon-to-be two-time Heisman trophy winner Archie Griffin. The Buckeyes failed in their national championship bid that year. Archie went on to win the Heisman, however.
PAT DRLIK, Mansfield, Ohio
What a touching story (A Moving Experience, Aug. 31). Sadly, Cade McNown's dad doesn't get it. Sports dads need to learn that young people live their lives for themselves.
DAVE GORDON, Sacramento
Williams Is Worthy
It saddens me that you can so easily dismiss Ricky Williams of Texas from the Heisman (Crib Sheet, Aug. 31). Williams was the best rusher and scorer in the nation last year. Just because the Longhorns are not ranked in the Top 25 does not outweigh the fact that he has the ability to again lead the nation in yards and points. He was in the top five in the Heisman race last year while playing on a 4-7 team.
KARLY KUHN, Austin