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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."


Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2010 8:13 pm

Mike Leach on Minnesota

Fred_Eye: Yours is the silliest post I've seen in a while.  "..continues to fund non-revenue producing sports..."?  LMAO!  What, no baseball, tennis, softball, golf, wrestling, soccer, etc, etc.  Hey, it's a University with a football team, not the other way around.  EVERY major university has only one major revenue producer, and that's football.  Basketball may pay it's way, but it's the red-headed stepchild to football.  According to you, I guess, there would be no sport played at Minny except football...what foolish thing to say!!

Since: Oct 16, 2008
Posted on: October 18, 2010 8:09 pm

Arrrrgh, Matey!

Minnesota won't have to pay much to land Captain Leach ... he'll be receiving 6 figure payouts from Texas Tech for years to come!

Put the Pirate on the Mississippi River!

Since: Oct 18, 2010
Posted on: October 18, 2010 8:09 pm

Mike Leach on Minnesota

Minnesota should hire Tommy Tubberville!  Texas Tech fans do not want him...We want Mike Leach back.  Coach Leach is an awesome coach!

Since: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: October 18, 2010 8:03 pm

Mike Leach on Minnesota

Can he get some Sam Houston State or a variety of Louisiana directional FCS schools to travel to Minnesota to help build his resume?  Can he win as many championships at Minnesota as he won at Texas Tech?  Oh, never mind that last question.  Of course he can.

Since: Oct 18, 2010
Posted on: October 18, 2010 6:57 pm

Mike Leach on Minnesota

Coach Leach was not fired by Tech because he was a nut.  If you want to comment on that, get your facts straight.  He was unlawfully fired on a bogus charge because Chanellor Kent Hance felt Leach outshined him, correctly so.  Minnesota would be lucky to have him and you'll see some of the most exciting football ever if he does decide to interview and accept the position.  You don't want him.....go back to your ice fishing.

Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: October 18, 2010 6:53 pm

Mike Leach on Minnesota

Quit your crying and put in the game tape of the 2008 game when Tech marched up the field for the winning touchdown against your Wronghorns. Who was the D-Coordinator that let that happen in under a minute? Oh yeah, the overrated clown that is penciled in to take over for Mack Brown. The 'Horns stink and so does your pathetic post about  Mike Leach. Nice run D against the  mighty Bruins on Sept 25th there Muschamp.

Who is more ovrrated? Gilbert or Muschamp? They both stink.

Since: Apr 12, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2010 5:57 pm

Mike Leach on Minnesota


Since: Jan 3, 2008
Posted on: October 18, 2010 5:42 pm

Mike Leach on Minnesota

Thing is, the U has to be willing to pay top dollar for top coaches, and they are too cheap to shell out the $$. Right now, MN is ranked #116 out of 120 NCAA teams, and the next worst Big Ten program is Indiana at #70. MN fans should be screaming for Maturi's head, but he will live on to make another stupid decision, count on it.

They need to spend the cash, otherwise it'll just continue.

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2010 5:12 pm

Mike Leach on Minnesota

Glenn Mason did an excellent job for Minnesota.  He was formerly the head coach of Kansas (Big 8 and Big 12 school).  Now Minnesota has the chance to offer their Head FB coaching job to another former Big 12 coach who had excellent success.  (OC at Oklahoma before resurrecting the Texas Tech program)  Now I know that Coach Leach's personal golf course is short a few flag sticks (LOL) but that can be a good thing and in his case it is a great thing.  The sports writers down here in Oklahoma love talking to the guy and you never know what he is going to say or what rabbit trail he will find to go down when he is being interviewed.  He has won big games and will drive the Defensive Cooridinators of the Big 10 to losing sleep the week before they play a Mike Leach team.  At the very least, Minnesota needs to give Coach Leach an interview.  Coach Leach does need to find an excellent Defensive cooridinator, but on the offensive side of the ball, you will need to buy a bunch of extra light bulbs for the scoreboard. 

Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: October 18, 2010 5:12 pm

Mike Leach on Minnesota

Mike Leach knows Minnesota is in the Big 10.  Well, that's a start.  Mike Leach is a jerk.  He is not sophisticated enough for St. Paul-Minneapolis or the Big 10.  But the Gophers need some fire power, some pizzaz.  And Captain Leach might make an impact.

Just write it into his contract that when he is decked by someone whom Leach w
ants to lock in a closet or when he is threatened by the 300 pound defensive tackle who takes umbrage to Coach suggesting his girl friend is fat, that the Coach will take his punishment.  Mike "I have a law degree from Pepperdine"  Leach is as likely to litigate as win.

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