The following editorial ran in the Nov. 23, 2011, edition of the Dallas Morning News.
December 9, 2011
Thanksgiving is a holiday steeped in traditions — all the poultry and fixings, parades and football. But most meaningful is the custom to pause for a moment and take the measure of life’s many blessings. This newspaper has turned that into a Thanksgiving tradition of our own, sharing a sampling of the things we’re grateful for.
So, today, you break the wishbone. We’ll help with the toasts. Let’s all lift a glass:...
And to SMU President Gerald Turner, athletic director Steve Orsini and football coach June Jones. Their unique skills have put the Mustangs back on the college football map, an authentic life-after-death-penalty story.