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Hearing to determine Leach's bowl fate

A hearing scheduled for 11 a.m. ET Wednesday morning will go a long way in determining if Mike Leach will coach Texas Tech in the Alamo Bowl Saturday.  That’s provided, of course, that Leach is still the Red Raiders’ head coach.

According to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, State District Judge William Sowder will hear a request behind closed doors Leach Motion, Part I.PNG

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For the full PDF of the motion filed on Leach’s behalf, click HERE.

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7 Responses to “Hearing to determine Leach's bowl fate”
  1. BillR says: Dec 29, 2009 8:31 PM

    Just fire the clown and get on with the game preparations! Leach doesn’t deserve to coach Pop Warner football, much less in the NCAA. The sooner he’s gone, the better!

  2. SouthAustin says: Dec 29, 2009 9:19 PM

    The sooner he is gone, the better it will be for every other team in the Big Twelve.
    Fixed that for you.

  3. SouthAustin says: Dec 29, 2009 11:34 PM

    A different perspective from Texas Monthly:

  4. Observer1 says: Dec 29, 2009 11:51 PM

    Leach has done nothing wrong. Folks like Bill that take the Jameses claims at face value without researching the matter on their own are foolish. The Jameses used ESPN to create a stir and try to force the university’s hand by threatening bad publicity.
    I think Leach wins his injunction and continues to coach and the universit will change their transfer policy to allow the crybaby to transfer.

  5. OHbuckeyesIO says: Dec 30, 2009 9:32 AM

    The AD at Texas Tech is in over his head if he fires Leach. Leach is a great coach.
    CBS Sports has published copies of emails from current and former coaches and players showing support for Leach and ripping the player as a lazy, entitled prima donna.

  6. stellarjo says: Dec 30, 2009 12:10 PM

    1) 2008-2009 season–Texas Tech has their best year in a very long time–record-wise. Attendances have continually increased under Leach. Contract extension is naturally the next step… then all of a sudden, Leach and Tech are at odds over the EXTENSION and somehow Leach might end up getting fired. AD Gerald Myers is side-stepped/pushed aside and a deal gets done last minute.
    2) 2009-2010 season–Texas Tech has a mediocre season by some, about right by others (considering they lost a 3 year starting QB and a 2-time, back-to-back Biletnikoff Award winner) and now some player complains to daddy about playing time and being put in an interview/equipment room and Leach gets suspended. We all know that Adam James was just so embarrassed and upset at looking like a fool to his fellow players that he had no recourse but to call up big-bad-dad, Craig James. I believe there is a similar story line going on right now on The Office, with Jim playing the Leach role and Ryan playing the Adam James role.
    Anyway, I think back a few years when Texas Tech hired Bobby Knight after his many controversial tirades/escapades while at Indiana University. Then even has a salad bar fight with Dr. David Smith and the supposed “chin slap” incident, but Bobby Knight gets away with nothing (and rightfully so). But now the University decides that putting a player in a dark room for a few hours to “aid” in his recovery from a mild concussion is worthy of a suspension because he doesn’t apologize… oh and it just so happens to coincide with an $800K bonus on or after 12/31/09. C’mon.
    Texas Tech doesn’t want the guy and his contract they stupidly accepted last year and now they are looking at anyway of getting out of it. I sure hope Texas Tech fans enjoyed the 2000s because the next decade is going to suck. Thanks a lot Texas Tech Regents, AD Gerald Myers, former President David Smith, current President Guy Bailey and Chancellor Kent Hance. You have truly screwed your fan base, alumni, students & community. Good luck ever selling out that newly expanded stadium in the near future. Oh and good luck ever finding a coach willing to work for you guys as well.

  7. Mike Leach comes out swinging his book sword | CollegeFootballTalk says: Jul 12, 2011 4:43 PM

    […] ESPN college football analyst/aspiring politician Craig “Black Hawk” James — and the subsequent injunction he sought against the university after they had suspended him for Tech’s bowl game. ¬†While […]

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