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Attorney: Mike Leach-to-New Mexico rumors untrue

Apparently, reports surfaced in Albuquerque Wednesday that current head coach Mike Locksley would be replaced after an Oct. 9 game against New Mexico State.  That’s not the biggest nugget to come out of the reports/rumors, however

According to a television station in the city, and citing unnamed sources, Locksley will be fired and replaced with former Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach.

(Writer’s note: no offense to the Lobos in the audience, but New Mexico?  Really?)

Ted Liggett has been Leach’s attorney for over 12 years, and is representing the coach in his lawsuit against Texas Tech.  CFT spoke to Liggett just a short time ago, and, after mentioning “Area 51” and “telepathy with extraterrestrials”, he denied in no uncertain terms every aspect of the report/rumors.

“There is zero truth to these reports.  None.  You can quote me on that,” the Lubbock-based attorney said.  “There have been no discussions with anyone [regarding potential future openings] as far as I know.  And I would know.”

The phone conversation with CFT was the first Liggett had heard of the speculation connecting his client to New Mexico.

Liggett said he spoke to Leach’s agent, IMG’s Gary O’Hagan, earlier today and there was no talk of New Mexico or any other school for that matter.  “That’s something that would’ve come up in the conversation,” Liggett chuckled.

A voicemail was left for O’Hagan seeking comment, but has not yet been returned.  An email sent to New Mexico seeking comment has yet to be answered as well.

Leach was fired by Texas Tech in late December for the alleged “mistreatment” of one of his players, who just happened to be the son of one of the more nausea-inducing prominent college football analysts on ESPN.

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15 Responses to “Attorney: Mike Leach-to-New Mexico rumors untrue”
  1. edgy1957 says: Sep 23, 2010 5:24 PM

    Stranger things have happened but there are going to be some better jobs opening up that will want him and he’ll want them.

  2. Deb says: Sep 23, 2010 5:57 PM

    Mike Leach cannot go to a program like New Mexico, sorry. He must go where we can get a lot of Leach news! We miss you, ol’ blue-eyed pirate!
    He really has lovely eyes.
    I think he should be the NFL’s Twitter Response Person. The Twitter TRaP. Whenever a player tweets something unbearably stupid, Leach shows up to lock the player in a closet … with no chair … only a tape recording … of Craig James … on endless loop.
    That will teach ’em.

  3. John Taylor says: Sep 23, 2010 6:08 PM

    @ Deb: No, no, no. An endless loop of James and his son reprising the SNL Stuart Smalley skit, mirror and all. “You’re good enough, you’re smart enough and, doggone it, people like you…”

  4. Deb says: Sep 23, 2010 6:47 PM

    @JT …
    ROFL … Do you supposed Craig gives himself that little speech in the mirror before he goes on air?

  5. John Taylor says: Sep 23, 2010 6:53 PM

    Even as I have no actual proof, there’s no doubt in my mind that he does.

  6. litemater95 says: Sep 23, 2010 8:35 PM

    And Nick Saban is not going to coach Alabama.

  7. edgy1957 says: Sep 23, 2010 9:44 PM

    # John Taylor says:
    Even as I have no actual proof, there’s no doubt in my mind that he does.
    Actually, I imagine, “I feel pretty, so pretty, so pretty….” :)

  8. Opie says: Sep 24, 2010 8:17 AM

    @ edgy1957: you think he can multi task like that? putting on lipstick while singing? He is the definition of a “Renaissance man, indeed!”

  9. edgy1957 says: Sep 24, 2010 11:02 AM

    Opie says:
    @ edgy1957: you think he can multi task like that?
    Of course, he can. Last year he was able to talk out of one side of his mouth while stabbing Mike in the back. :)

  10. Deb says: Sep 24, 2010 11:40 AM

    Craig’s son (whose first name escapes me–no doubt a sign of the career to come) is even prettier. Maybe they duet.

  11. edgy1957 says: Sep 24, 2010 1:30 PM

    Deb says:
    Craig’s son (whose first name escapes me–no doubt a sign of the career to come)
    It’s Adam “Let’s manufacture evidence against Leach” James.

  12. Deb says: Sep 24, 2010 1:48 PM

    Did Adam end up at another school or is he doing remotes for ESPN?

  13. John Taylor says: Sep 24, 2010 1:59 PM

    @ Deb: He’s Texas Tech’s new chancellor.

  14. Deb says: Sep 24, 2010 8:49 PM

    @JT …
    How lovely for him!! You know, if he could get a shot in the NFL, wouldn’t it be fun to see him wind up with Al Davis and Tom Cable? Cable Bomaye!!
    He’d be crying for that closet. LOL

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