Why on God’s green Earth has Howard Schnellenberger, who won a national championship and rebuilt three programs, been kept out of the College Football Hall of Fame over the winning percentage criteria when another inducted coach, Tuss McLaughry, has a much lower percentage of .490?
The University of Miami program that Schnellenberger jump-started turned into a dynasty and an instant pipeline to the NFL. How he can be penalized for building programs from the ground up is a travesty of justice.
As I see it, out of the 206 college coaches in the CFHOF, Schnellenberger belongs on its Mount Rushmore along with his mentor, Bear Bryant, and Knute Rockne and Tom Osbourne. He’s a college football living legend.
Eugene R. Dunn, Medford, N.Y.
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