Gautsche hits airwaves to defend decision

From the Rio Rancho Observer - BY GARY HERRON - Cole Gautsche, the senior southpaw quarterback who led Cleveland High School to a perfect 13-0 season that ended last Saturday with a 48-28 victory over host Mayfield in the Class 5A championship game, has been taking some heat lately for his decision not to continue his career at New Mexico State University, where he had given a verbal commitment, but rather play closer to home with the University of New Mexico football team next fall. Gautsche, the Gatorade Football Player of the Year in New Mexico, was an in-studio guest Wednesday evening of Rio Ranchoan Bob Brown on his Locker Room Show on ESPN Radio, 101.7-FM. Toward the end of the interview, Gautsche said he wants to someday be a teacher and return to Cleveland, where he'd like to coach. Read more


Anonymous said...

If the NCAA endorsed a more democratic national football title process players like Gautsche would be more likely to play at division I schools in small conferences. The BCS championship is corrupt. It's a public scam that helps the larger conferences to win more bowl funds and recruit the superior high school prospects and high profile coaches. The entire system is a scam. What's laughable is the NCAA's position that it's a non-profit endeavor. The DOJ should have filed anti-trust suits against the BCS and the NCAA long ago. If you're looking for a scapegoat in Gautsche's decision, blame the BCS and NCAA.

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