Posted on: September 23, 2010 4:11 pm
Edited on: September 23, 2010 4:23 pm

Mike Leach isn't taking over at New Mexico

Posted by Tom Fornelli

On Wednesday afternoon a report surfaced -- via a Facebook page -- that New Mexico was going to fire head coach Mike Locksley following the Lobos' game against New Mexico State on October 9 and that he was going to be replaced by Mike Leach.   Now, considering all the trouble that Locksley has run in to since taking over the New Mexico program, and the team's record, the idea of Locksley being fired isn't all that crazy.

What is crazy is the idea that Mike Leach is taking over for him.  College Football Talk spoke with Leach's lawyer, Ted Liggett, and Liggett denied that any of this was true.
Ted Liggett has been Leach's attorney for over 12 years, and is representing the coach in his lawsuit against Texas Tech.  CFT spoke to Liggett just a short time ago, and, after mentioning "Area 51" and "telepathy with extraterrestrials", he denied in no uncertain terms every aspect of the report/rumors.

"There is zero truth to these reports.  None.  You can quote me on that," the Lubbock-based attorney said.  "There have been no discussions with anyone [regarding potential future openings] as far as I know.  And I would know."
So it looks like Leach's pirate ship isn't going to be making it's way to Albuquerque, which makes a lot of sense seeing as how New Mexico is a land-locked state. 

Leach, if you remember, was fired at Texas Tech last December thanks in large part to allegedly locking Adam James -- the son of ESPN analyst Craig James -- in a room following a concussion.

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