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    Mike Leach Quotes

    Since we probably won't be hearing many more memorable quotes from him (at TT anyway), I thought it would be good to bring up why most people liked the guy:

    Top Twelve Mike Leach Quotes | BrianCombs.net

    6. I know that in Ames, Iowa, they fancy themselves being experts on the wind, but in Lubbock, Texas, well put our wind up against your wind in Iowa. We practice against it all the time.
    11. At no level do I see where the Red Raider football team is responsible at all for any tortillas being thrown. We watch over them very carefully, and before they ever go on the field, we ensure that none of them have tortillas.



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    2. “I expect you to score.”
    - To the second string offense, at the half time of the 2003 Iowa State game.
    God that's embarrassing. I'm not sure if it can ever get worse than 2003.



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    Re: Mike Leach Quotes

    Fantastic



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    Re: Mike Leach Quotes

    5. “I told him to fix his helmet, which I thought was a pretty good coaching point at the time.”



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    Re: Mike Leach Quotes

    This page is better:
    Leachisms: Quotes From the Pirate King | Bleacher Report

    On our team's expectations in 2006:
    "Well, outside of Lubbock, expectations aren't very high. But it's okay, we play in Lubbock a lot this season"
    On the 2003 team:
    "This year's team could beat last year's team's ***."



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    Re: Mike Leach Quotes

    On the officials in the 2007 Tech-Texas game in Austin:
    "It's a little like breakfast; you eat ham and eggs. As coaches and players, we're like the ham. You see, the chicken's involved but the pig's committed. We're like the pig, they're like the chicken. They're involved, but everything we have rides on this."

    My favorite. thought it would have made the list



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    Re: Mike Leach Quotes

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU BET View Post
    On the officials in the 2007 Tech-Texas game in Austin:
    "It's a little like breakfast; you eat ham and eggs. As coaches and players, we're like the ham. You see, the chicken's involved but the pig's committed. We're like the pig, they're like the chicken. They're involved, but everything we have rides on this."

    My favorite. thought it would have made the list
    Not an original quote so maybe that's why.



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    Re: Mike Leach Quotes

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    Not an original quote so maybe that's why.
    Yes, but a great usage of it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    God that's embarrassing. I'm not sure if it can ever get worse than 2003.
    Well, considering what Seneca Wallace and ISU did to TT in 2002, I can see why he'd want to press the issue in a year we couldn't do anything about it (somebody post "The Run" for me - I'm not taking the time this morning to learn how to post YouTube from my BlackBerry)



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    Re: Mike Leach Quotes

    My favorite is the one after he beat the Hiskers 70-10!

    On running up the score against Nebraska in 2004 (the final as 70-10):
    "The interesting thing about football is that football is the only sport where you quit playing when you get a lead. In golf, you keep trying to score well when you’re ahead.

    "In basketball, they don’t quit shooting when they’re ahead. In hockey, they don’t quit shooting when they’re ahead. In boxing, you don’t quit punching when you’re ahead. But in football, somehow magically, you’re supposed to quit playing when you’re ahead. Well, I don’t subscribe to that. I don’t do it like that. And you know, the truth of the matter is, Nebraska never has either."



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    Re: Mike Leach Quotes

    "Cindy, you know by tattling on your friends, you're really just tattling on yourself."

    That may actually be a Mike Brady quote, but I like it either way.



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