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Mike Leach is in a heap of trouble

Posted on: December 29, 2009 11:08 am
Edited on: December 29, 2009 2:12 pm

At the least, players and parents are feeling more empowered for whatever reason.

Maybe it's the Mark Mangino situation. Maybe it's the Jim Leavitt situation. Maybe coaches have gone too far. All of it certainly has led me to ask the question, "What is the line and when do coaches cross it?"

Texas Tech seems to have some pretty damning evidence against Mike Leach. The fact that all he had to do was write a letter of apology to get out of this mess shows a bit of stubborness. Leach has done himself no favors with the administration after the battle over his contract extension earlier this year. It will be interesting to see if the schools pays a $800,000 bonus to Leach that is due on Thursday.

For the second time in a year, this looks like the end for Leach at Texas Tech. First, he battled the administration on the extension. Now he is allegedly bullying players. This is not the climate.

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Since: Sep 1, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2010 12:11 pm

Mike Leach is in a heap of trouble

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Actually, Mike Leach did nothing wrong, try getting your facts straight. This is about the TTU AD, a prominent booster and Kent Hance <!-- [if gte mso 9]><xml> <u1:WordDocument> <u1:View>Normal</u1:View&g
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Since: Dec 31, 2009
Posted on: December 31, 2009 6:50 pm

Mike Leach is in a heap of trouble

guys its 2009 not 1950

Anyone who has ever been through an education program Anywhere since 1990 Knows that you dont put Kids in a closet or you will lose your job.

coaching today is different from 1980 even.

Nancy pelosi barack obama and the liberals along witht the ACLU say you cannt put kids in a closet. everyone connectied with education knows at any level knows this wehter its elementary school, middle schoo,l high school or college.

adam james could be the biggest POS laziest person in history but there are only TWO FACTS that have any bearing or relevance to the situation and thats that he was put in a closet it doesnt even matter that he had a any level high school or colleg if a teacher or coach or professor puts a kid in a closet he will be fired.

At the end of the day it doesnt matter that it was james it woulda been someone else sooner or later. things that you could do in 1950 1960 1970 1980 as a head cpoach are no longer permited by liberal leaning society today.

leach should have taken a modern Seconday Education course. Any teacher alive today knows what he did was just plain dumb. even then im sure if he would have apologized he would still be head coach. again its 2009 not 1950

imagine a general in Iraq putting Wounded soldiers in a closet because they were diagnosed as being unable to fight by an army doctor......what would u say to wounded soldier being put in a closet for disciplin,

Since: Dec 30, 2009
Posted on: December 30, 2009 5:54 pm

Mike Leach is in a heap of trouble

TigerDoc, and many others who wish to make this something it is not.  I have seen enough of both sides and read a lot from pros and cons.  What I do know about Mike Leach is that the assumption he was endangering a players health does not square with the known facts of the situation or the history of the coach.  Does anyone participating in this stupid exercise of "presumption" of guilt or innocence remember that Mike Leach has catapulted Texas Tech's football program graduation rate to one of the highest in the nation?  Not exactly the action of a man who cares only about Wins and Losses, or one that does not care about his players.  Do not expect me or any other self-respecting man in this country of ours to go along with the idea that you have to "go along to get along".  If that is your formulae for success I really feel sorry for you.  You have no self respect or gonads.  No one should be expected to write an apology for anything if they are convinced they have not committed a wrong.  Everyone needs to lay back and let this play out.  I do not believe that Leach did anything wrong.  That is only a belief, neither I nor anyone else has all the facts, and unfortunately we may never know all the facts.  What I do have is a long history of Tech Administration stupidity, blunders and egocentric decisions to review.  It is not a pretty sight.  Mike Leach's almost 10 year history with Texas Tech (though somewhat eccentric at times) is amazingly clean and free of some of the usual "tarnish" that becomes attached to a coach after so long a period.

Since: May 15, 2008
Posted on: December 30, 2009 10:56 am

Mike Leach is in a heap of trouble

Six, the entire country is laughing at your school. Leach has buried you as a choice for decent talent. He is going to go down swinging and since he can't keep his mouth closed is going to nuke your program. I guarantee you that we'll see you here griping about about who they hire and the fact that your school is headed down the path to obscurity (that's no one cares about you for your limited grasp on the English language). LOL.

BTW, I seem to remember the Aggies shellacking your team this year. That one had to sting didn't it? You see the talent ATM is piling up and the only recruiting news your team is making is how fast the 40 yd dash times are running away from any quality committments that tt might have had. Get your guns up to defend yourself in the Big 12 cellar from the likes of Baylor and ISU.

LAYNWY (laughing at you not with you).

Since: Dec 30, 2009
Posted on: December 30, 2009 12:34 am

Mike Leach is in a heap of trouble

The biggest problem I have with this entire situation is that the James family did not talk to the coach directly if they had an issue.   The family made a decision to contact the administration.   Now, I am not a fan of Texas Tech, Coach Mike Leach, or Craig James.   As a parent, I am sure I would have the same concerns if my son conveyed a similar scenario.   However, why would you not talk to the coach prior to contacting the administration?  Why would you not discuss your apprehension directly with the individual with who you have concerns?   Is it possible that individual accountability has been overlooked in this entire scenario?   Mike Leach has coached 100+ players a year for the past ten years and I have never heard of any other allegations that have been levied against the man.   How is it possible to look at this situation without a little apprehension and without knowing all the facts? Unfortunately, this story is likely to reach a final conclusion because two individuals with enormous egos did not communicate and work to find a resolution to the situation.   The story will now play out in the media and Texas Tech University will be forced to make a decision based on a public relations issue when direct communication between the two parties may have lead to an appropriate resolution.

Since: Nov 30, 2008
Posted on: December 30, 2009 12:21 am

Mike Leach is in a heap of trouble

I say when the truth comes out you will find a young spoiled azz brat didn't get his way and thats all I have to say!,except of course a big roll tide and happy new year all.

Since: Apr 7, 2009
Posted on: December 30, 2009 12:15 am

Mike Leach is in a heap of trouble

Pretty silly all the way around. Leach shouldn't have put the kid in the shed and he should have at least apologized. Adam James for his part should learn to be a man and should have gone to Leach for a face to face instead of calling his daddy. This maybe the stupidest thing ever in CFB.

Since: Jul 22, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2009 11:59 pm

Mike Leach is in a heap of trouble

Dodd, gather all the facts before mouthing off. This isn't about a concussion. It is about a bottle fed baby crying to his Daddy, Leach not giving playing time to that baby, Leach not letting him transfer to SMU and the Dipstick AD myers, who is looking for any reason to run Leach out of town.

Since: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2009 11:55 pm

Mike Leach is in a heap of trouble

I went to law school with Leach, (Pepperdine '86) and he is no dummy. He thinks many squares ahead and that is why he is such a great offensive coach. He will not lose this one, and I am anxious to see how this plays out. I'll bet anything that he ends up with a better job at much more pay

Since: Feb 28, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2009 10:00 pm

Mike Leach is in a heap of trouble

In this corner, you've got an arrogant and potentially bullying coach -- sort of fits the general job description, doesn't it?

In this corner, you've got a spoiled athlete and his overprotective daddy, trying to turn Junior's marginal talents into superstardom, possibly.

Or, you have a possibly serious issue.
Or, you have a tempest in a teacup.

I'm probably going to punt on this one, and say "a pox on both their houses." 

Prediction?  Leach stays at first, then leaves after next season, when he finds out recruiting has been killed by his antics.  The kid transfers THIS offseason.  Texas Tech doesn't appear on the football map for another 20 years.

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