Chris Petersen deserves credit for stellar season
In my opinion, Coach Pete had his best coaching year since he took over head-coaching reigns in 2006. Following the loss of most of his starters (six of whom were drafted by the NFL) on offense and defense, Coach Pete guided our Broncos to an 11-2 rebuilding year, culminating in a 28-26 victory over Washington in the MAACO Bowl.
Our coach consistently remained on track with his emphasis on maintaining high standards both on and off the field. This no-nonsense approach resulted in at least 15 player suspensions and sent a clear message that Bronco standards were not changing due to the actions of a few players.
Coach Pete went with his professional instincts in backing Joe Southwick and first-year offensive coordinator Robert Prince. Our coach was patient with play calling knowing firsthand what his offense was ready for at that point in time. This patience was capped with a brilliant offensive play-calling effort against a very tough Washington defense.
Thank you, Coach Pete, for another exciting football season culminating in a fourth straight bowl victory. But thank you even more for your leadership and the example you set for our players and community.
BOB FONTAINE, Eagle
Do Fresno State players have a fear of equines?
Methinks that the Fresno Bulldogs football players are afraid of other teams that have horses on their helmets and may be in need of psychological counseling. From a Bronco fan in Bulldog territory.
THOMAS KOPPER, Sanger, Calif.