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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.
Comments

Since: Nov 18, 2008
Posted on: November 8, 2011 4:24 pm
 

Mike Leach interested in Ole Miss job

He should hold out for the Georgia job when Richt is fired. More talent, better chance to win and run his wide open offense.



Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: November 8, 2011 4:23 pm
 

Mike Leach interested in Ole Miss job

“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.”

Seeing that Ole Miss is in parentheses in this quote, this is basically the same statement he game to two Arizona newspapers just a week or two ago about the Arizona job.  Leach is obviously making himself available but is that the right way to get a job?  Perhaps Leach should just lay low.  I'm sure the ADs at Arizona and Ole Miss know where to find Leach--once they've vetted him through the right people.



Since: Oct 24, 2010
Posted on: November 8, 2011 3:54 pm
 

Mike Leach interested in Ole Miss job

"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." I will automatically take an interest in any team who hires Leach.


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