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Leach makes pitch for himself as Miami candidate

Posted on: December 1, 2010 11:27 am
Edited on: December 1, 2010 11:45 am
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

Since his departure from Texas Tech in 2009, Mike Leach has seen his name connected with most of the semi-available jobs in the Bowl Subdivision.  But the recent opening at Miami has someone making a strong pitch for Leach as a candidate - Mike Leach.  

"[Miami] could hire me and we'd have one decade after another of success with students that graduate and don't get into trouble," Leach said to the Palm Beach Post. "...or they can hire somebody else."

Leach, who currently resides in Key West and hosts a three-hour satellite radio program on Sirius, has openly expressed interest in returning to coaching - though his name has not been listed on many of Miami's rumored wish-lists.  He interviewed for Randy Shannon's position in 2006, but the two sides reportedly could not agree on staffing issues with the assistant coaches.  Leach, now with no current employment ties, has gone out of his way to point out his successful coaching record to the people of South Florida. He did not hesitate to mention his ability to prepare players for the NFL, a Miami cornerstone of the last 10+ years.

While Leach does not have any employment ties, he does have some ongoing legal issues surrounding his dismissal from Texas Tech.  Recently, Leach filed a lawsuit against ESPN for the way they handled the reporting of his firing.  It is very possible that those legal issues could prevent Miami (or other programs) from pursuing Leach, but the former Red Raider insists that he has done nothing wrong.

Stay tuned to CBSSports.com as the Hurricanity Insanity continues in Coral Gables.
Comments

Since: Jul 2, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2010 5:10 pm
 

Leach makes pitch for himself as Miami candidate

Swingindan is killin me,lol. YA, Thugami is a real fine academic institution. Right up there along with Boise State Community College. North Shore Community College scoffs at your curricula. Babson, Brandeis, Merrimack, Tufts University and EVERY other GB institution laughs at you. Hell, Northeast Regional Technical Vocational HS thinks you are all dummies. Pipe down, Thugami.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2010 4:55 pm
 

Leach makes pitch for himself as Miami candidate

No reputable D-1 program is going to hire this clown. I heard one of the MAC schools considered an offer to Mike Leach, but he insisted that a dark shed with no windows be installed next to the school's training facilities for "encouraging" athletes, and was turned down.




Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2010 4:54 pm
 

Leach makes pitch for himself as Miami candidate

No reputable D-1 program is going to hire this clown. I heard one of the MAC schools considered an offer to Mike Leach, but he insisted that a dark with no windows be installed next to the school's training facilities for "encouraging" athletes, and was turned down.



Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2010 4:45 pm
 

Leach makes pitch for himself as Miami candidate

While it not an Ivy League school and I highly doubt it has some of the best teachers int he world consering it is ranked around 50th in terms of education by US news and world report it is a community college...  they allowed themselves to foster a thug image in the 80-90's and it will take more than Mike Leech to turn them around, but he would help.  They should hire Boise States coach, he has all of the thinkgs you look for in a coach including credability and integrity which has been lacking at Miami for decades.
 



Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2010 4:15 pm
 

Leach makes pitch for himself as Miami candidate

I'm referring to URADUFUSS



Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2010 4:14 pm
 

Leach makes pitch for himself as Miami candidate

That post is garbage!



Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2010 4:02 pm
 

Leach makes pitch for himself as Miami candidate

When you think about it Leach would be a great fit for Miami. They have allways had a problem of coaches having success and then moving on, Leach would stay untill they decided it was time for him to go. The only reason Leach is not still in Lubbock is because they did not want to pay him the money they agreed to pay him to keep him, it really had nothing to do with the James kid. Think about Leach coaching a better group of players than he had at TT, a school that got the left overs from the Big 12 top teams.



Since: Dec 6, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:46 pm
 

Leach makes pitch for himself as Miami candidate

Obongo you are an idiot...
Miami is a fine school for academics and has some of the best teachers in the world.  The only thug in here is your demented mind.



Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:45 pm
 

Leach makes pitch for himself as Miami candidate

Mike Leach has seen his name connected with most of the semi-available jobs in the Bowl Subdivision."--(Chip)   ------You forgot an adverb, Chip.  "Loosely." His name has been "loosely connected," would be more like it, wouldn't it?  His name is always mentioned by someone in the media, but never, ever, by the respective schools.  Truthfully, nobody who is deeply serious about the persona of their football program would ever hire Leach.  The man has burned about every bridge that spans the gap between common sense and all-out stupidity.  There are a handful of schools who would be a fit for Leach: UNLV, Houston, Memphis, Kentucky, Tennessee, UCF, USC --and any other school that is willing to sacrifice any semblance of character in exchange for winning games.  He is like a NASCAR driver, who tries to win the race by driving backwards on the track. 



Since: Jan 18, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:46 pm
 

Leach makes pitch for himself as Miami candidate

Obongo, would you stop with all the affirmative action agenda B.S.?  This is like the third page I've seen this trash on.  And make no mistake...that's what your line of rambling is:  trash.  It doesn't add to the discussion.  It just polarizes people and makes you look like a fool.  It's 2010.  Act like it.

Randy Shannon is a great coach and all of the numbers back it up except wins and losses.  The talent's there at Miami already.  They're closer than some people think.  Leach or Malzahn would turn that offense around real quick.


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