Rome Odunze campaigns for West Coast football to receive more attention
Rome Odunze wants to see West Coast football talked about more, and he addressed the issue on Saturday at the national championship media day.
Odunze called out the media for the lack of coverage on the West Coast. Even though Washington is one of the best teams in the country, those in the SEC and east coast have still received more coverage, he explained.
“That’s something that can’t truly be answered other than the fact that people aren’t watching enough football on the West Coast, point blank period. Everybody that’s reporting on it, the media, which is you guys, isn’t reporting on that the way it should be in my opinion,” said Odunze. “I’m biased so I don’t know the whole story, but I think there’s just a lack of attention on the program just because football down South and everything on the East Coast gets a lot more attention.”
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While Odunze noted that there’s some favoritism when it comes to college football coverage, he said that teams like Washington who show they can hang with the top teams in the country will gain more attention.
“That’s just the nature of it and at the end of the day what happens between those lines happens between those lines,” said Odunze. “Teams that really prove it on the field are really gonna rise to the top and that’s what happened this season.”
Odunze and his Washington teammates face Michigan at NRG Stadium on Monday at 4:30 p.m. PT on ESPN.