Posted by Chip Patterson
Former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach has made it clear he is ready to get back into coaching. His name was mentioned frequently as a possible replacement at Maryland and Miami last season, and he has already been identified as a possible target for FAU, Tulane, and Arizona. With Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt's eventual dismissal at season's end now evident, some are wondering if Leach could end up in the SEC.
As our own Tom Fornelli wrote on Tuesday, Leach has expressed interest in the Ole Miss job to The Commercial Appeal. He spoke highly of the position, and reminded everyone that "I'm not too hard to find" if the search committee were interested in Leach. Mississippi has struggled to hang with an SEC West division that has grown stronger over the last half-decade, and the former Red Raiders coach might be just different enough from his colleagues to make the Rebels stand out among their peers.
SEC football writer Ron Higgins weighed in on the Ole Miss job opening with Tim Brando on Wednesday, including his opinion on Mike Leach's fit in Oxford.
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