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Letters for March 20

Bills haven’t done much to change their outlook

It has been a rough offseason for Bills fans.

First, a very disappointing season. Then the defensive coordinator leaves. Then Rex’s brother is brought in without much of a résumé (friends and family?) Now the defensive line coach is fired; a coach Rex bragged about not that long ago. It seems that we will just be filling holes on the defense with the draft next month so I am struggling to recognize where we will be improved.

Seems like it’s up to Tyrod Taylor to take a huge step at quarterback in order for the Bills to have a shot at the playoffs. It is possible but it already sounds like a “wait until next year” season. I hope they prove me wrong.

Lou Speranza

Cheektowaga

Alumni not enamored with Niagara basketball

I am a 1962 Niagara University graduate. As I was preparing to make my annual Niagara Alumni Century Club contribution, I again sadly recalled the good old days when the Purple Eagles actually had a bona fide mid-major Division I team with capable Division I coaches and legitimate Division I athletic scholarship talent.

The embarrassing 22-73 record in the past three years shows that this is presently not true. Granted, Joe Mihalich and some of his players sold us out, but if this fine Vincentian University intends to maintain a credible Division I program, I think its athletic department needs to make a better effort to find players who are more athletically deserving of basketball scholarships.

We older contributing alumni and alumnae deserve a better effort.

Terrence Mark

Olean

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