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    Critical day for Mike Leach at Texas Tech

    Contract negotiations between ML & TT have turned ugly during the past week. Supposedly there is a 5:00 deadline coming up today. Good chance that Leach could either walk or be fired if neither side agrees to give in.

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/colle...ch-leach_N.htm


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    Re: Critical day for Mike Leach at Texas Tech

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Contract negotiations between ML & TT have turned ugly during the past week. Supposedly there is a 5:00 deadline coming up today. Good chance that Leach could either walk or be fired if neither side agrees to give in.

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    Interesting, but your link is irrelevant to that discussion.



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    Re: Critical day for Mike Leach at Texas Tech

    Quote Originally Posted by TheHelgo View Post
    Interesting, but your link is irrelevant to that discussion.
    Thanks, should be fixed now.



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    Re: Critical day for Mike Leach at Texas Tech

    No worries for Mike...the DC position at UCF is open...


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    Re: Critical day for Mike Leach at Texas Tech

    He has 2 years on his contract. Both sides have no reason not to drop it until next year, so TT would not have a big payout.

    He lost his bargianing power when he was not selected for the PAC 10 job.

    Look for him to stay another year, and then TT will go after the Baylor coach.



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    Re: Critical day for Mike Leach at Texas Tech

    Things like this are dragging this thing out.

    Leach said he was all set to agree on the deal before Tech added in four terms, two of which were rare for coaching contracts. One said that all the money from his personal speaking properties -- for example, if he makes an appearance or writes a book about his life in Wyoming -- would go to Tech.
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    Re: Critical day for Mike Leach at Texas Tech

    The deadline passed without an agreement. The smart money is on a parting of the ways following a board of regents meeting tomorrow. The hot rumor is TT taking a run at Art Briles.



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    Re: Critical day for Mike Leach at Texas Tech

    This is darn late in the game (pun) for a BCS school to be looking for a coach, and then having to hire coordinators. Seems a little whacky...


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    Re: Critical day for Mike Leach at Texas Tech

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    This is darn late in the game (pun) for a BCS school to be looking for a coach, and then having to hire coordinators. Seems a little whacky...

    they don't have to fire him do they? he has 2 years left and can still work on a new deal? In this current economy, you look kind of like an *** walking away from a $12MM contract because you don't like them not wanting you look at other jobs after they give you a pay raise.



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    Re: Critical day for Mike Leach at Texas Tech

    Im sure the athletic department is seriously considering firing him.

    Is it too late to realistically change coaches? Spring practice in many places starts soon. That causes a concern for finding the right guy in quick order then assembling a proper staff. I'm sure if TTu is considering a move here has already started conducting a search as is.

    Just how long does are spring practices conducted for? month and half or so....whats the NCAA rules on it?

    I feel that if they want to terminate Leach, they should consider him coaching in '09 then pull a move "ala" Ron Prince and lame duck him the last few weeks.


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    Re: Critical day for Mike Leach at Texas Tech

    Actually I don't think it's a bad time to be looking for a coach since all the recruits are locked in? Probably a better time than a month ago.



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    Re: Critical day for Mike Leach at Texas Tech

    On the surface TT needs their heads examined. Or a new AD. Leach is one strange dude and a helluva football coach!



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    Re: Critical day for Mike Leach at Texas Tech

    Good job out of Texas Tech for possibly ending a successful football program.



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    Re: Critical day for Mike Leach at Texas Tech

    I guess i havent put much thought into Ruffin McNeil or someone else being promoted from within.

    In essence that could be a good stop gap hire on the asap front(and continuity is preserved), and its likely with leach out of work that many of the staff wouldnt leave.

    So from that standpoint its feasible, but otherwise bringing in a all new staff they might be completely throwing '09 away.


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    Re: Critical day for Mike Leach at Texas Tech

    I would think that with Leach being a lawyer he knows what he's doing. With Harrell and Crab gone, maybe he wants to get let go.
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