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VIDEO: Mike Leach a good fit for Ole Miss?

Posted on: November 9, 2011 4:31 pm
Posted by Chip Patterson

Former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach has made it clear he is ready to get back into coaching. His name was mentioned frequently as a possible replacement at Maryland and Miami last season, and he has already been identified as a possible target for FAU, Tulane, and Arizona. With Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt's eventual dismissal at season's end now evident, some are wondering if Leach could end up in the SEC.

As our own Tom Fornelli wrote on Tuesday, Leach has expressed interest in the Ole Miss job to The Commercial Appeal. He spoke highly of the position, and reminded everyone that "I'm not too hard to find" if the search committee were interested in Leach.  Mississippi has struggled to hang with an SEC West division that has grown stronger over the last half-decade, and the former Red Raiders coach might be just different enough from his colleagues to make the Rebels stand out among their peers.

SEC football writer Ron Higgins weighed in on the Ole Miss job opening with Tim Brando on Wednesday, including his opinion on Mike Leach's fit in Oxford.

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Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: November 11, 2011 4:46 pm

VIDEO: Mike Leach a good fit for Ole Miss?

It would be great to have one team in the SEC that can play some offense.

Since: Aug 21, 2010
Posted on: November 11, 2011 2:29 pm

VIDEO: Mike Leach a good fit for Ole Miss?

The ongoing litigation has hurt his opportunity for another head coaching post. It is a sad fact....those not willing to play the silly games of the suits become marginalized and - finally - insignificant in major college athletics.

Since: Sep 25, 2011
Posted on: November 11, 2011 1:57 pm

VIDEO: Mike Leach a good fit for Ole Miss?

The "Pirate" at Ole Miss.....he would "defy the laws of tradition" in the SEC.  Well, Ole Miss would score points....but the defense would continue to atrophy.

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