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Leach doesn't get credential to Big 12 media days

Posted on: July 26, 2011 2:52 pm
DALLAS -- Mike Leach says he was told the Big 12 would not credential him for the league's media days Tuesday, the same day as Texas Tech was scheduled to appear for interviews.

League spokesman Bob Burda explained that after XM asked for a credential on Sunday he suggested that it would have been "awkward" for Leach to appear Tuesday. He then asked Leach's producer if there were alternatives to Leach showing up in person at the Westin Galleria. Leach is already in town to promote his book Swing Your Sword and says he was supposed to do his XM satellite radio show onsite from the Westin Galleria, "until I was told otherwise."

That news about Leach was first tweeted by's Brett McMurphy on Monday.

Leach says he was told about the situation by XM producer Matt Fishman. When shown a text from Leach saying the former Tech coach was supposed to do the show from here, Fishman would not comment further.

Leach added, "He [Fishman] told me he heard from the conference ... They didn't want it to be awkward for Tech."

Burda said, "We didn't say he [Leach] couldn't come."

"I was told not to go," Leach said when reached by phone. "That's indisputable. I got a call yesterday and told not to go."

In a text, Leach said, " ... yesterday I was told the conference would not give me a credential because tech was going to be there."

When informed of Burda's comment, Leach texted, "That is not what I was told. You can ask Matt Fishman ... I was supposed to do the radio show on site there until I was told otherwise yesterday."

Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville and three players appeared at the media days Tuesday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Leach is in the process of suing the Texas Tech, ESPN and a P.R. firm hired by ESPN analyst Craig James. He was fired in December 2009 after a clash with the Tech administration.
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Since: Jul 13, 2011
Posted on: July 26, 2011 6:16 pm

Leach doesn't get credential to Big 12 media days

Coach Leach isn't pushing himself anywhere.  He was just getting credentialed to do his job.  His employer applied for it just as any others did.  This is on TECH.  I hear Bruce Feldman is axed as well, but he can do PAC 10.  Oh well, Texas Tech is showing her character and courage.  When's Tubby gonna recommend ya'll go to D11?

Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 4:21 pm

Leach doesn't get credential to Big 12 media days hate Leach....admit it.....

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 3:55 pm

Leach doesn't get credential to Big 12 media days

Nothing surprising here about Leach. He's pushing himself further and further away from getting back to Level 1 coaching. Hope he makes a dollar on the book.

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