Now heading into his third season at Washington State, Mike Leach's career at Texas Tech -- and more notably his departure -- has mostly become an afterthought. His various lawsuits have either been dismissed or fallen out of the news cycle. Instead, the focus has been on Leach's attempt to rebuild the Cougars' roster. Every now and then, however, something comes up that rekindles the discussion of Leach's time at Texas Tech.
Today is one of those days with Texas Tech chancellor Kent Hance discussing Leach's departure. Hance's comments aren't overly enlightening, but I did find them a bit amusing.
"When I was in the third grade in Dimmitt, I knew if you told your boss to go ‘f' themselves, you were probably going to be dealing with your former boss," Hance said, via the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. "Mike didn't realize that, and so we parted ways. And I wish him the best."
He went on to mention the fact Leach never took Texas Tech to a BCS bowl game and only won 20 percent of his games against Oklahoma and Texas, but maintained Leach was fired because he "punished a player that was suffering from a brain concussion." So maybe you can tell your boss to go f*** himself, as long as you aren't falsely accused of mistreating a player? I highly doubt Leach has told Bill Moos to go f*** himself. Instead it appears he reserves that expression for his discussions with Paul Petrino.
That, however, wasn't the part I found most amusing. This was:
"He's now got a job - he went two years without a job, and I'm all for him having that job at Washington State. That way, he's not sitting around messing with us the whole time. But I wish him the best and hope he learned from what happened at Texas Tech."
I'm now leaning toward the theory that Leach didn't file his various lawsuits to win, but simply to annoy everyone. I picture him sitting in Key West, doing his radio show to keep busy, then filing lawsuits in his spare time to piss everyone off. It apparently worked.
Hance should send Bill Moos and Elson Floyd a fruit basket or something. It's the least he can do for them keeping Leach busy.
Texas Tech chancellor Hance candid about firing of former coach Mike Leach | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
"When I was in the third grade in Dimmitt, I knew if you told your boss to go ‘f’ themselves, you were probably going to be dealing with your former boss," Hance said. "Mike didn’t realize that, and so we parted ways. And I wish him the best."
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