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    Mike Leach

    I am wondering; if Mike Leach is to be fired, how many recruits and current players are Texas Tech going to allow to leave too? I would bet that a majority of players at Tech did not go there because it was Lubbock but they wanted to play for the "Mad Professor"!

    IMO - if Leach is let go, then all the recruits that strictly came to play for him should be allowed to leave too (even though that won't happen) and it is crazy for Tech to get rid of Leach because the program would just go down!



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    Re: Mike Leach

    I agree to a point, but think of it for TT's side. I think his current contract is up in two years, if he doesn't sign a long extension, it all but says he's gone after that, or seriously thinking about it. How negatively would that affect recruiting? I'd say a lot.



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    Re: Mike Leach

    Leach will not get fired, he is still under a two year contract. Just the same, it is a valid point. If they can't come to an agreement soon, recruiting will suffer greatly.



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    Re: Mike Leach

    Quote Originally Posted by clonefan_80 View Post
    I agree to a point, but think of it for TT's side. I think his current contract is up in two years, if he doesn't sign a long extension, it all but says he's gone after that, or seriously thinking about it. How negatively would that affect recruiting? I'd say a lot.
    Agree. If the recruits know he is leaving in 2 years when they are committing for 4 then there is a good chance they go somewhere else. Granted there is no guarantee for any coach to stay 4 years (especially in this day and age) but if you know for a fact he is leaving since he wont sign a contract you might as well cut ties so you dont affect future recruitment.


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    Re: Mike Leach

    Quote Originally Posted by shildreth View Post
    Agree. If the recruits know he is leaving in 2 years when they are committing for 4 then there is a good chance they go somewhere else. Granted there is no guarantee for any coach to stay 4 years (especially in this day and age) but if you know for a fact he is leaving since he wont sign a contract you might as well cut ties so you dont affect future recruitment.
    Then the decision is easy for the university: either agree to his contractual demands or fire him. If you feel he is hurting the program by not signing a contract then you must fire him today...unless you agree to remove the clauses in the contract that he has objected to.



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    Re: Mike Leach

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfanatic View Post
    Then the decision is easy for the university: either agree to his contractual demands or fire him. If you feel he is hurting the program by not signing a contract then you must fire him today...unless you agree to remove the clauses in the contract that he has objected to.
    Or meet in the middle somewhere. I think the objections are to 12% payout if termed when other coaches in big 12 are 100% guaranteed. Also, he must seek permission to interview. I think this happens anyway but after hearing what happened to BC coach might not want it in writing.

    ON the opposite side TT is giving a significant raise and is saying that is enough.

    Meet in the middle, lower the salary in exchange for changing the clauses. get the deal done. TT is in the pickle though. Leach is a diamond in the rough based on his system. Not sure you have the same success there without him.


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    Re: Mike Leach

    If Tech is willing to part with Leach over some fickle and needless demands then you can bet they sure as heck will not let recruits out of their NLIs.

    That said, I tend to agree that Leach is getting the short end of the stick. I know Tech is doing everything they can to keep him there (good or bad) but they are sacrificing the potential of him signing by putting in ridiculous buyout clauses.



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    Re: Mike Leach

    Quote Originally Posted by d4nim4l View Post
    If Tech is willing to part with Leach over some fickle and needless demands then you can bet they sure as heck will not let recruits out of their NLIs.

    That said, I tend to agree that Leach is getting the short end of the stick. I know Tech is doing everything they can to keep him there (good or bad) but they are sacrificing the potential of him signing by putting in ridiculous buyout clauses.
    And while that may help them in the short term with this one recruiting class, that is almost a damning act - telling kids that they cannot recommit when their coach is fired/let go is something future recruits will remember.


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    Re: Mike Leach

    It's too bad this wasn't going on a few months ago when we were in the middle of a coaching search. I love Paul Rhoads but it would have been amazing getting Mike Leach to leave Tech.



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    Re: Mike Leach

    Leach=idiot for walking away from TT



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    Re: Mike Leach

    Quote Originally Posted by rdubbs View Post
    Leach=idiot for walking away from TT
    No way, no coach in his right mind would sign that contract. A contract is supposed to give you security, this offer doesn't do that at all.

    TT= Idiots for insulting Leach with those offers.



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    Re: Mike Leach

    WRONG - TT ARE IDIOTS FOR JACKING HIM AROUND. Leach leads the b-12 in bowl games(active coaches) & has done it with 2nd tier athletes. It will take an eccentric dude to go to Lubbock....a garden spot it aint



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    Re: Mike Leach

    [quote=cybsball20;907952]No way, no coach in his right mind would sign that contract. A contract is supposed to give you security, this offer doesn't do that at all.

    TT= Idiots for insulting Leach with those offers.[/quote]

    TT should be doing everything short of sucking his...well, you get the point, to keep Leach there. If I was a Tech fan, I would be beyond ****** at that administration...


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    Re: Mike Leach

    Did any of you actually read the contract offers? The reason he's objecting to the contract is because of clauses that Texas Tech added at the end of negotiations that were never approved. Tech is jerking him around, and if they get screwed by it, it's their own fault.


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    Re: Mike Leach

    TT is to completely blame for offering such a horrible contract in the first place. Oh and btw, no one knew they existed before Leach.


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