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    The new rumor for Mike Leach has him going to Auburn

    Mike Leach is talking to Auburn

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    Meanwhile Tech is offering Leach a 12.1 million five year deal

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    Re: The new rumor for Mike Leach has him going to Auburn

    I think he would be stupid to leave at this point. He's god in Lubbock. Too many expectations if he leaves. However If he does leave I think Washington is a better fit. He seems like more of a Seattle guy than an Alabama guy.



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    Re: The new rumor for Mike Leach has him going to Auburn

    If he wants a national title he needs to leave. Tech just doesn't have the resources that Texas, Oklahoma, or even OSU at this point. Auburn is at least competative in the SEC arms race. He easily could continue where he is and make some serious cash, but maybe he just wants to have the opportunity to get to that next level. We'll see when he makes that decision.

    BTW, Washington is not a perfect fit for him. Can you imagine trying to run that offense in Washington in November? Just won't work like it works in Texas.



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    Re: The new rumor for Mike Leach has him going to Auburn

    Auburn >>>> Washington

    I can't believe anyone would say Washington would be a better fit for him than Auburn would.



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    Re: The new rumor for Mike Leach has him going to Auburn

    I wouldn't touch the Auburn job with a 10 foot pole now that Saban has the tide rolling at Alabama. Leach will eventually leave Tech but I don't think Auburn is worth leaving the gravy train for.

    I didn't understand him wanting to leave Tech for Washington, either. I kinda hope he leaves Tech and they float into obscurity to make our schedule a bit easier when the tough rotation comes back.



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    Re: The new rumor for Mike Leach has him going to Auburn

    I think Auburn is the better fit (not a great fit, but the better fit). Yeah, it's gonna be tough sledding recruiting against Saban and Meyer, but guess what - he built a juggernaut in Lubbock recruiting against the likes of Brown and Stoops. Plus Auburn's not so horribly far away from Texas that he has to kiss his Texas recruits goodbye - in fact, considering Lubbock's out in BFE, this could help - plus he also gets to hit the Florida pipeline at the same time.

    Washington, on the other hand, is a job I don't think any established coach is going to want to take. That place is a disaster (and it was before Willingham took over - he just made it worse), and it's probably going to take more years than a high profile coach will be allowed to turn that SOB around.


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    Re: The new rumor for Mike Leach has him going to Auburn

    If I were him, I don't think I would leave.



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    Re: The new rumor for Mike Leach has him going to Auburn

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    If I were him, I don't think I would leave.
    Not sure I'd leave either (at least not for Auburn or Washington). That being said, Graham Harrell is saying there's a good chance he's gone.

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    Re: The new rumor for Mike Leach has him going to Auburn

    I would probably take the auburn job if i were him


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    Re: The new rumor for Mike Leach has him going to Auburn

    As much success as Leach has had there, i'd like to see him stay and continue with what he's building. Maybe he wont ever win the B12 there, but it also took a mammoth year out of OU and TU to keep Texas Tech from claiming the title.

    I think he sets himself up for some serious failure at auburn for quite a while. While Washington is decidedly worse, i think he could rebuild that program quicker. Both locations seem like a lateral move regardless at this point.


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    Re: The new rumor for Mike Leach has him going to Auburn

    auburn is one of the most storied programs in the country. it would make sense for him to go there. too bad he didnt last year, cuz i doubt julio jones would have picked sabans run first offense over leach's run hardly offense.



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    Re: The new rumor for Mike Leach has him going to Auburn

    pac 10 is much weaker competition than b12 or SEC, it would be nice not to have to run the b12 south gauntlet every year



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    Re: The new rumor for Mike Leach has him going to Auburn

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    Auburn >>>> Washington

    I can't believe anyone would say Washington would be a better fit for him than Auburn would.
    Washington IS the better fit. Auburn has Saban and Alabama to go up against in recruiting. There is no way in hell that Leach can compete w/ Saban for recruits.

    Auburn has LSU, Florida, Bama, Georgia, Tenn, etc in its conference to compete with.

    Washington has USC. He could get Washington to 8 wins in 2 years and be considered a god. With the PAC 10 you can rebuild faster and there is WAY less pressure their than in the SEC



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    Re: The new rumor for Mike Leach has him going to Auburn

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    Washington IS the better fit. Auburn has Saban and Alabama to go up against in recruiting. There is no way in hell that Leach can compete w/ Saban for recruits.

    Auburn has LSU, Florida, Bama, Georgia, Tenn, etc in its conference to compete with.

    Washington has USC. He could get Washington to 8 wins in 2 years and be considered a god. With the PAC 10 you can rebuild faster and there is WAY less pressure their than in the SEC
    I agree. Washington also has a history of success. It wasn't that long ago, they were a top 10 team.



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    Re: The new rumor for Mike Leach has him going to Auburn

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenny25 View Post
    I think he would be stupid to leave at this point. He's god in Lubbock. Too many expectations if he leaves. However If he does leave I think Washington is a better fit. He seems like more of a Seattle guy than an Alabama guy.
    What are your sources saying about the Auburn job?



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