Wednesday, December 30, 2009



According to ESPN (among others), the lawyer for Mike Leach says the suspended Texas Tech coach did nothing wrong in how he treated a player with a "mild" concussion, and Leach is seeking a court's help in allowing him to coach in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Jan. 2.

However, Leach and his attorneys anticipate Texas Tech will try to fire the coach over the recent incident.

Leach led Texas Tech to the best season in program history last year, going 11-2. But he and the university were at odds for months over negotiations for a contract extension. In February, Leach and the school agreed to a five-year, $12.7 million deal that could keep him there through 2013.

The clock is ticking on a portion of that contract. If Leach is the coach as of Thursday, the school owes him an $800,000 bonus.

We won’t bore you with the details, but the issue revolves around Adam James the son of ESPN college football analyst Craig James. For the details, click here.

This incident isn’t too far removed from the recent firing of Kansas head coach Mark Mangino who was also accused of mistreating his players. (We have it from a good source – and we apologize that any of our T.A.H. snitches…er…um, we mean, sources, ever had to spend anytime west of the Mississippi River in any state with the exception of Texas, Arizona or California – that Mangino was fired for actually EATING one of his players. Mr. Tony Kornheiser said this morning on WTEM, that Mangino may have actually eaten THREE players.)

(Not that we're making fun of the morbidly obese guy, but what is this guy waiting for? A life-ending heart attack or NBC's Biggest Loser - Fired NCAA Coaches?)

However, Mangino did depart with a $3 million check and some nice bennies into 2010.

For details on the Mangino mess, click here.

No wonder, Urban Myer retired for the better part of a day.

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