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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 17, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2010 8:54 pm
 

Mike Leach on Minnesota

Acordweather: Leach was fired because of his insubordination, end of story.  He refused TTU's order to write a lette of apology to the James family, and he refused to sign on to the school's policy for handling concussive injuries.  Period.  He was NOT fired for abusing Adam James.  He left the school no choice, all he had to do was follow orders and he's still be the coach at TTU today.  When he basically flipped them the finger, and it became obvious that he had to be fired, then hell yes, they weren't going to pay him 800 grand and THEN fire him.  How stupid would THAT be?  



Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posted on: October 18, 2010 8:49 pm
 

Mike Leach on Minnesota

agreed.



Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posted on: October 18, 2010 8:49 pm
 

Mike Leach on Minnesota

yes



Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2010 8:45 pm
 

Mike Leach on Minnesota

Isn't Leach the one that sealed Mason's fate at Minny by staging a huge bowl game comeback a few years back?  How ironic if Leach were to wind up as the Minny coach!!!



Since: May 19, 2010
Posted on: October 18, 2010 8:36 pm
 

Mike Leach on Minnesota

Minnesota will have made a mistake if Mike Leach is not the coach come Jan 1st



Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: October 18, 2010 8:30 pm
 

Mike Leach on Minnesota

ALSO, he was NOT fired from Texas Tech, he was released 1 day prior to them having to pay him a huge salary bonus..  

When Tuberville is scooping out schools in the Lubbock area 2-3 months prior to Leach being released, it is obvious the Regents at TT were shady..




Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: October 18, 2010 8:27 pm
 

Mike Leach on Minnesota

What people fail to realize is that Leach has made it a norm to go after the 3-4 star kids and build a program into a place where you are not going to let 1-2 kids run the offense for 3-4 years.   Having a full spread, open offense allows more athletes the opportunity to play.   MN High School football is so underrated it is not even funny, and with Leach running the program, it will give the local kids a shot at DI level football instead of having to settle for playing for dirtbag DII and DIII programs.    You are not going to pay Leach 4mil/yr, but giving him 2/mil would certainly be giving MN more room to hire a better DC.



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: October 18, 2010 8:21 pm
 

Mike Leach on Minnesota

Yes!!!  I would love to have Leach in Minnesota.



Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2010 8:20 pm
 

Mike Leach on Minnesota

I disagree, LSUSMC.  Leach may have fired himself at TTU, but he's a proven coach.  It's hard to recruit the best players to Lubbock, and his offense allowed moderately talented players to flourish.  Defense cannot be done that way, you need elite athletes for defense.  Notice that none of his prolific qbs have ever made it in the NFL, and only a few of his wide receivers...notably Welker and Crabtree.



Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2010 8:17 pm
 

Mike Leach on Minnesota

No, Horns, they are NOT.  Tuberville will be there for a while, at least several seasons.  If he doesn't win in the next couple of years, then they may buy him out before his seven year contract is up.  I realize you were probably being sarcastic, but many of the TTU fan base with a man-crush on Leach will not see that.


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