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Mike Leach interested in Ole Miss job

Posted on: November 8, 2011 3:17 pm
Edited on: November 8, 2011 3:17 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

In his post on Houston Nutt's firing at Ole Miss on Monday, our own Jerry Hinnen said that Mike Leach will "be along any minute to mention how much he'd love a shot at coaching in the SEC." Well, that minute is now.

On Tuesday Mike Leach told The Commercial Appeal that if Ole Miss is interested in hiring him to replace Nutt, he isn't hard to find.

“I haven’t heard from anybody, but I’m not too hard to find,” Leach told the paper. “It’s a great job. I’m sure the (Ole Miss) administration has a certain individual it is looking for, and I’m sure they’ll find the right guy.”

As for whether or not Leach will be a target or get the job, nobody knows.

The fact of the matter is that anytime an opening is created at a program these days, Leach's name is mentioned as a replacement. Just recently he was mentioned as a candidate at Tulane, his name has come up in rumors about Arizona, and he was mentioned at places like Miami and Maryland last season as well.

He's yet to be hired anywhere, and as long as he has his current lawsuit against his former employer Texas Tech, the odds are he won't be on the sidelines anywhere. Which is a shame. Leach is one of my favorite coaches in the sport, along with one of the best, and this sport is just better off when he's a part of it.
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Since: Mar 20, 2010
Posted on: November 8, 2011 11:41 pm
 

Mike Leach interested in Ole Miss job

"Leach is one of my favorite coaches in the sport, along with one of the best, and this sport is just better off when he's a part of it." - Tom Fornelli
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Mmmm, would that be when, while taking a six-figure salary, he's humiliating - for such heinous, arrogant acts as wearing sunglasses on the practice field - an unpaid player whom he doesn't like by having his toadies force the player into a closet in the effort to force the player to give up the scholarship Leach gave him?

And that's not even Leach's primary sin. The real reason he got canned at Texas Tech, and what all sports reporters have missed, was because he committed the cardinal executive sin of overpsending: spending almost all of the football program's revenue on football - to the primary benefit of Mike Leach - rather than producing an excess for the beneift of the non-revenue sports in Tech's athletic portfolio.

No wonder he can't get a job - his pronouncements that he's on (insert the name of any school that's just fired its coach here)'s short list notwithstanding.

So, article author Fornelli: you may want to examine your values and do some real investigating and reporting before belching out Tech-fan-pandering articles like the one at hand.



Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posted on: November 8, 2011 10:47 pm
 

Mike Leach interested in Ole Miss job

If only the Kansas job were opening up to get rid of Turner Gill, then we would be the ones snagging Leach and returning to relevance!



Since: Jun 3, 2011
Posted on: November 8, 2011 10:30 pm
 

Mike Leach interested in Ole Miss job

One day not too long from now a school is going to make a smart decision and hire Mike Leach.  They"ll take one look at a school that said no thank you and instead went for Randy Edsall, how's that working out so far Maryland.  Leach is a fine offensive mind that has developed many great coaches and helped innovate how college football is today.  Somebody is destined to ignore the negative publicity and get a great coach as a reward.




Since: Aug 24, 2007
Posted on: November 8, 2011 10:17 pm
 

Mike Leach interested in Ole Miss job

You must be another creig james family employee! Their paid dogs are the only one's against Leach



Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: November 8, 2011 10:07 pm
 

Mike Leach interested in Ole Miss job

I wish he would express interest in the Kansas job.


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Since: Nov 8, 2011
Posted on: November 8, 2011 9:33 pm
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Since: Sep 25, 2007
Posted on: November 8, 2011 9:16 pm
 

Mike Leach interested in Ole Miss job

Why would a barner hope UGA gives Mark Richt a lifetime contract? After saturday Richt will be 7 out of 11 (I think) vs. Auburn.




Since: May 9, 2009
Posted on: November 8, 2011 9:12 pm
 

Mike Leach interested in Ole Miss job

Ole Miss certainly needs a HC with experience and Mike Leach has that I just dont know how many parents of athletes wont be bothered by what supposedly happened at Texas Tech. Having said that whatever is decided I hope the search committee disses anything Craig James or his punk son says or did. He used ESPN to further his cause and they let him. They should have stayed out of it. Oxford is a beautiful town and a great college town. He could do a lot worse.



Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: November 8, 2011 8:14 pm
 

Mike Leach interested in Ole Miss job

The SEC can use a Mike Leach making one of the poorer sisters a bit more competitive and interesting.  One amazing thing is to see how Adam James has turned out after such a horrendous experience(an awakening in the dark?), and another is how anyone would allow a player's daddy(even if he was a third rate commentator on ESPN)to dictate treatment of the coach in a situation where any wrongdoing was minor and questionable at best.  



Since: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: November 8, 2011 7:40 pm
 

Mike Leach interested in Ole Miss job

As much as I like the job Everett Withers has done this year with UNC, I have heard he is not have the interem tag removed and that they will clean house after the season is over.  Well, I didn't care too much for trash talking a rival who has owned us as of late and then play absolutely flat like they did against NCSU but whatever.

Once I got over the shock of the timing that Butch Davis was fired I thought I'd really like to see Mike Leach come to Chapel Hill and install his offense here.  That is, if he didn't mind the pending NCAA sanctions.


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