The Mike Leach Appreciation Thread

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  1. Errant Hothy

    Errant Hothy Hypermediocrity

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    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    Better love him now - 'cuz you're gonna hate him next year wherever he ends up.

    The guy is weird and different. Just for that - I do love him, even as a Longhorn fan.
     
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    Errant Hothy Hypermediocrity

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    I have that very same thought. The amount of money that either Tennesse or Clemson could throw at him is daunting.
     
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    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    Tech should give him a raise NOW.

    Will you be mad at him if he leaves? Say Tech offers him a big raise, but he turns it down. How will you feel about that?
     
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    I won't be mad if he leaves, as long as he doesn't act like Saban or Coach Fran of Rodriquiz (WVU). I know that Tech is not on the same level as a Clemson or Tennesse, although I don't think of either of those as top-flight coaching gigs. Rumor has it that Butch Davis is being considered for the Vols job. My silver lining is that I don't think alot of programs in the SEC think that highly of Leach or his offense.

    I hope that Tech is already trying to negoiate a contract extension with Leach, as well as trying to secure more financing for the football program.

    My heart hopes he stays, my brain says he's gone. (although I felt exactly this way last year)
     
  6. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    Here's the thing Tech has going for them as far as keeping Leach:

    1 - Again, he's a strange guy. I could definitely see him being the type that would rather be the big fish in a small dust bowl - assuming the money is at least close.

    2 - If Tech goes on to win the title, or even lose in the title game - I think they have a LEGIT shot at replacing Texas A&M as the #2 most-favored school in Texas for the homegrown Texas high school talent.

    I'm not as up on the college game as I am the pro game - so maybe one of the more knowledgable guys could enlighten me... how close is it as far as recruiting for the Texas schools once you get past UT? Is the #2 spot even remotely contested at this point?
     
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    I'm not up on recruiting that much, but one owuld think that QBs and WRs would be tripping over themselves to get to Lubbock. Tech does decently in getting talent out of Oklahoma as well.

    Carbtree is a good example, UT wanted him to play DB; Tech and Leach saw him as a WR...and the rest as they say.

    Other things I think help Tech in keeping Leach. He's from Cody, Wy; so I think he relates to Lubbock and west Texas fairly well. Also he and the school fit so well in terms of personality, and there have been and hopefully will continue to be improvements made to the facilities on campus. Jones looks a thousand times better then it did when I was there.
     
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    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    Yeah, the 'horns blew it with Crabtree, no doubt.

    I really do like Mike Leach. Did you hear his interview on Jim Rome's show a few weeks ago? Classic.
     


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    Errant Hothy Hypermediocrity

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    Another factor in the Leach at a bigtime program discussion.
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/football/ncaa/11/10/leach.texastech.ap/index.html

    From the same:
     
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    No Rome here in DFW. A friend of mine managed to record Rome talking about Leach giving out the dating advice, which is classic.
     
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    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    From the Rome website (maybe it's outdated?)

    DALLAS KHFX-AM 1460

    The dating advice thing was hilarious... it really endeared me to him, even though I already knew he was kind of weird.

    It would be interesting to see how Leach would operate in a different place like Knoxville. My god, they are INSANE about the Vols in Tennessee. Next to the amount of Longhorn stickers I see in Austin and Texas - I've never seen more stickers and automobile garb for a football team than I see when I drive through Tennessee. I drive the length of Tennessee at least once a year, and from start to finish - it's like every third car has a Vols sticker or flag. Leach would certainly have to adjust a bit if he went there since they have kind of a different deal with the media there.
     
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    1460? That's a no one for me. I'll have to try that, thanks.

    At this point (with is career and his "value"), I don't think Leach is looking at having to adjust at all. No mater where he goes.
     
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    I hope Leach stays in Lubbock .... its good for the Big 12 that TT has a healthy program .... I fear that if he leaves TT will end up like A&M the past couple seasons.
     
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    I've been following recruiting heavily for at least the past five years so I'll take a shot at it.

    I use a scale up to 6 stars.
    6 star - Perennial top 10 in recruiting
    5 star - Solid top 25
    4 star - Between 26-50
    3 star - Between 50-75
    2 star - Between 76-100
    1 star - constantly in the cellar


    Texas - 6 (they are usually between 5-10)
    Texas A&M - 5 (usually 20-25)
    Texas Tech - 4 (usually 30-40)
    Baylor - 3
    TCU - 3
    Houston - 2
    SMU - 2
    UTEP - 2
    Rice - 2
    North Texas - 1


    Tech is recruiting well this season but they are typically behind both UT & A&M.

    Lucky for everyone else, A&M can't seem to do anything with the talent they bring in.

    Tech is also sort of like Kansas in that instead of going after top players they go after lesser known recruits who fit their system the best.
     
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    Leach meet with Washington yesterday, about the soon to be vacant HC spot for the Huskies.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3741224

    I had hoped that with the Tennesse and Clemson gigs being filled Leach would not be tempted by any other of the available jobs. We shall see.
     
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    Geez, I sure hope he stays at Tech. That guy's awesome! Funny as hell too.
     
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    Well, clearly he's interested in leaving if he's taking interviews. That sucks. I'd really like to see him stay.
     
  18. gg no re

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    Shame if Leach leaves TT, but if that is the case, as long as Art Briles' secret plan to upgrade to TT coach fails horribly, I'm ok with that.
     
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    Not necessarily.

    He might be doing interviews just so he can get Tech to offer him more money.
     
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    That's my hope, as I don't think Washington is an upgrade over Tech (facilites, availabilty of recruits, fan base, etc)
     

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