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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 2:31 pm
 

Leach makes pitch for himself as Miami candidate

You watch, they will hire another coach that will profess to have ""cred" with the thugs on the team. Affirmative Action will win out once again. The demographics beg for it. Thug players, thug school, thug coach. When academics ACTUALLY mean something at that juco, only then will they hire a real coach again. And don't gimme this "graduation rate" crappola. Graduating in basket weaving does not make for scholarly athletes.



Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:28 pm
 

Leach makes pitch for himself as Miami candidate

My eyes are ack to normal and I agree with  what you said.  Gruden is so dogmatic and can pontificate about everything.  He and most everyone on tv really sucks up to the coaches and players.  The repetition and petty "you are right but I am more right" debates between Chucky and Jaworski (sorry, Gruden and "Jaws") are annoying.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2010 1:55 pm
 

Leach makes pitch for himself as Miami candidate

I apologize for the insane font on my previous post...it wound up being 4 times bigger on the page than when I typed it.  Again, I am sorry...may your eyes heal and forgive me.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2010 1:54 pm
 

Leach makes pitch for himself as Miami candidate

I am torn on the choice for this position.  Leach is a MUCH better coach, more qualified, and is more of what Miami needs now in a coach...but the opportunity to NOT have to listen to Gruden on t.v. anymore......decisions decisions.  I submit the interjection on Monday Night Football last year when Gruden said, "I can't say enough about this oustanding young man Brady Quinn!" as my proof of his incompetence in the announcer booth. 




Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2010 1:49 pm
 

Leach makes pitch for himself as Miami candidate

He'd be a good fit for Miami.  He's a swagger guy and its a swagger program for sure. 



Since: Jul 2, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2010 1:36 pm
 

Leach makes pitch for himself as Miami candidate

If he wants to get back into coachin, BYU will take him as an offensive co-ordinator.



Since: May 20, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2010 12:35 pm
 

Leach makes pitch for himself as Miami candidate

Leach took a program that was a doormat and turned them into a respectable program that would get 8 wins a season with the occasional 10 win season... Texas, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma were just too far ahead to overcome, athough he was able to dominate A&M for a few years.

At Miami he could return the program to a dominant state...

Here's to hoping he gets a marquee job.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2010 12:34 pm
 

Leach makes pitch for himself as Miami candidate

Leach is the biggest jerk o** in college football.  Anyone who hires him is a fool.

He had Texas Tech run up the scores on lesser schools but almost yearly they got their butts handed to them by the good Big 12 teams.  With the 1 exception of 2 yrs ago when they beat Texas.  He is vastly over-rated as a coach.

The "U" can get anyone they want, picking Leach would be a mistake.  Guess that's why he's the one putting his name in that ring and not Miami.



Since: Jun 2, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 12:33 pm
 

Leach makes pitch for himself as Miami candidate

When he interviewed in 2006 I really wanted him to get it. I think even Jacory Harris could of put up big numbers in his offense. But after the debacle at Texas Tech I don't see him even getting a phone call unless Gruden, Mullen, and Whittingham all say no.




Since: Sep 24, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 12:32 pm
 

Leach makes pitch for himself as Miami candidate

I agree with you and so does The Donald... <h1 class="h2" style="padding-top: 8px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 3px; padding-left: 0px; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 30px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; position: relative; width: 582px; font: normal normal 700 30px/normal helvetica, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 36px; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; margin: 0px; border: 0px initial initial;">Donald Trump to Miami: Hire Mike Leach <ul style="outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 9px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; list-style-type: none; list-style-position: initial; list-style-image: initial; float: right; width: auto; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px initial initial;"> <li class="first" style="outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 9px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; display: inline; float: left; line-height: 18px; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px initial initial;"> <li style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 10px; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 9px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; display: inline; float: left; line-height: 18px; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; padding: 0px; border: 0px initial initial;"> <li style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 10px; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 9px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; display: inline; float: left; line-height: 18px; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; padding: 0px; border: 0px initial initial;"> <cite class="source" style="margin-top: 2px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 10px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; font: normal normal normal 11px/normal Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 12px; display: block; overflow-x: hidden; overflow-y: hidden; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; padding: 0px; border: 0px initial initial;">Associated Press
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- The Donald has a message for The U: Hire Mike Leach.

Donald Trump sent a letter to University of  president Donna Shalala this week, suggesting the Hurricanes hire the former  coach to lead their football program.

Trump wrote the note on a copy of The Palm Beach Post's Sunday sports section, scrawling it over the newspaper's story announcing Randy Shannon's firing.

University officials confirmed the authenticity of the note Wednesday.

"You made a big mistake when you did not take my advice and hire Mike Leach of Texas Tech ... and you can now get him for the right price," Trump wrote to Shalala.

Trump lobbied Miami to hire Leach in 2006, when they ultimately chose Shannon.

 


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