I think everyone on the planet who would care knows by now that Mike Leach was fired today as head coach of the Texas Tech football program. Most of the firing seems to be the result of the coach’s actions toward Adam James, a receiver who sustained a mild concussion, including leaving him in a dark room for hours on end on two separate occasions.
I also realize the seriousness of the allegations, since he clearly showed a lack of sound judgement in the way he treated a player who seems to be reviled by nearly everyone he came into contact with during his time in Lubbock. Adam James being a soft pain in the ass doesn’t excuse what Mike Leach did, but it sure as hell doesn’t warrant a firing of a very, very successful coach just for that reason alone.
Clearly, this means the administration didn’t like Leach anyway and were looking for a way to get rid of him. In this hyper-aware, post-Mangino time, any coach who did something even a little untoward to a player was going to get a harsh light thrown on them, and it happened to be Leach.
But again, clearly this wasn’t the main reason he was fired. It just seems to be an excuse to get rid of a guy who didn’t really fit in with the administration’s philosopies even if he is the sole reason anyone gives a shit about Texas Tech football. Besides, Leach has been looking for a way out of Lubbock for a few years now.
But whatever. I only care because holyshitIndianaUniversityneedstohookthatup. Like right now. Think about it, IU fans. We’ve got all the pieces in place except a coach who can handle the job of harnessing a very talented passing game and using its powers for evil good. Plus, the Big Ten will never be able to handle that kind of strategery and style of play. The whole conference is much too slow and plodding. Every would-be stud receiver in the entire Midwest would want to be the next Michael Crabtree. Ben Chappell would be just the first of a long line of great passers at Indiana. This would be beautiful. Almost as great as having Paul Johnson at the helm.
I’m just throwing it out there, Indiana fans. If you don’t like it, throw it right back.