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Mike Leach on Minnesota

Posted on: October 18, 2010 12:40 pm
 

The former Texas Tech coaching star kind of expressed his interest in the Minnesota job on his Sirius satellite radio show Monday morning.

Asked by the host specifically about the Minnesota job Leach said, "I'm in a position to listen to anybody."

Leach's name immediately popped up after Tim Brewster was fired on Sunday after 3 1/2 seasons. Minnesota AD Joel Maturi reportedly pursued Tony Dungy who declined but then offered his help in the search.

Leach is in the process of dealing with his lawsuit against his old employer, Texas Tech. Other than that, he's one of the hottest coaching properties out there -- a proven commodity armed with plenty of pirate history.

Message boards and Twitter have lit up with the names of some outlandish replacements for Brewster. Jim Harbaugh? Gary Patterson, Chris Petersen? C'mon, get real. More realistic candidates include Vikings DC Leslie Frazier and San Diego State head coach Brady Hoke.

The program hasn't finished above fourth place in the Big Ten since 1986 and hasn't beaten a ranked team since 2005.

"You're not following Vince Lombardi here," AD Joel Maturi said.

"I haven't given it much thought," Leach continued. "But it's a good program, it's in the Big Ten."

Comments

Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posted on: October 21, 2010 9:37 am
 

Mike Leach on Minnesota

Stufrogg1, you are dead on.  could not have said it better myself. 

I'm ready to watch me some Mike Leach football.  I'm ready to 'move on'.  I'm waiting for Tech to pull its head out of the sand and pay Mike Leach what they agreed to pay him!! Just do it! Everybody knows that Tech screwed up. 



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: October 20, 2010 1:52 pm
 

Mike Leach on Minnesota

Wow... he'll fit right in with the Go-fors.... and they still won't win :Tongue out



Since: Sep 29, 2006
Posted on: October 20, 2010 1:32 pm
 

Mike Leach on Minnesota

Mike Leach + Jim Leavitt as DC = Big 10(12) title



Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: October 20, 2010 12:04 pm
 

Mike Leach on Minnesota

I guess Craig James does not have a loser son who plays for Minnesota.



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2010 6:33 pm
 

Mike Leach on Minnesota

I posted my correction.



Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2010 5:21 pm
 

Mike Leach on Minnesota

Most Geniuses ARE nuts!



Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2010 5:19 pm
 

Mike Leach on Minnesota

The exact way that I used to feel about Texas Tech before Coach Leach....and now again after Coach Leach



Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2010 5:17 pm
 

Mike Leach on Minnesota

OSU OC: Dana Holgerson was a Leach protege for 8 years at Tech.



Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2010 4:40 pm
 

Mike Leach on Minnesota

did u mean ok st . what does ok hiring a OC have to do with ok st being undefeated?



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2010 1:19 pm
 

Mike Leach on Minnesota

Correction: "Oklahoma State hired his OC last year."

Actually, Leach was OC for Oklahoma, under Stoops, the year before we won our last National Title.  Leach then took the Texas Tech job.


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