Mike Leach

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Amid Coaching Scandal, Texas Tech Wins Shootout

Fans boo receiver Adam James, call for Mike Leach's return

(Newser) - Texas Tech backup quarterback Steven Sheffield eked one out last night in a thrilling Alamo Bowl victory that fired head coach Mike Leach would've loved, rallying the Red Raiders to beat Michigan State, 41-31. "I looked up in the stands and I saw signs about Team Leach. Bring Leach... More »

Are College Coaches Spinning Out of Control?

Leach, Mangino, and Leavitt hint at disturbing trend

(Newser) - College football’s bowl season has been overshadowed by a rash of player abuse allegations that paint a disturbing portrait of big-time coaches. First there was Mark Mangino, who threatened to send a player home to “get shot with your homies,” then Jim Leavitt, who was accused of... More »

Texas Tech Fires Coach Over Abuse Allegations

Mike Leach is out after player claims mistreatment

(Newser) - Texas Tech fired football coach Mike Leach today following a player's accusation of mistreatment. The school delivered the news to Leach's attorney just before a hearing to determine whether the suspended Leach could be reinstated, reports the Houston Chronicle . “He’s not thrilled,” says his lawyer. The move... More »

Texas Tech Suspends Coach Over Abuse Allegation

Mike Leach allegedly had injured WR isolated in dark, empty room

(Newser) - Texas Tech has suspended football coach Mike Leach after allegations from a player that Leach ordered him placed in dark, solitary confinement in the wake of a concussion. A source tells ESPN that after sophomore receiver Adam James—son of Craig, a standout college and pro running back and now... More »

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