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NFL Coaching News: Mike Leach to the Oakland Raiders?
Bleacher Report ^ | January 04, 2010 | Dumont Walker

Posted on 01/04/2010 9:35:04 PM PST by Paleo Conservative

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To: Hoffer Rand
Not to say he hasn't had his duds, but he has acquired a lot of good talent.

Problem is, he doesn't think character matters much, and he leaves his head coach with the daunting task like Lee Marvin had in The Dirty Dozen.

51 posted on 01/05/2010 11:08:35 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: rintense; GOP_Raider

You do realize if the Raiders hire Leach, they gain a huge fan base from Tech....we love our Captain!


52 posted on 01/05/2010 11:11:21 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (I support Coach Mike Leach and think Gerald Meyers should be run out of Lubbock!)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Yep! But no way in hell Leach would want Russell. And Davis loves that guy, for whatever reason.


53 posted on 01/05/2010 11:17:04 AM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal. ~ rintense, 2006)
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To: Dan Middleton
If Leach’s solution to college kids with bad attitudes is to lock them in a shed, how’s he going to handle overpaid prima donna pro athletes?

Fine them. Bench them. Cut them. Trade them.

It's actually easier to deal with in the pros where there is far less pretense. Unlike big time college ball where they pretend to be about student athletes, the pros admit that it is a business and all about the money. Produce of be gone! Keep in mind, the average pro career is shorter than the average college career.

54 posted on 01/05/2010 11:23:57 AM PST by Ditto (Directions for Clean Government: If they are in, vote them out. Rinse and repeat.)
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To: the long march; rintense
And for the record I don’t care about Mike Leach and The Aggies one way or the other.

And for the record, the demonym for those that go to Texas Tech is not "Aggie," but rather "Sand Aggie."

55 posted on 01/05/2010 11:59:50 AM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
You do realize if the Raiders hire Leach, they gain a huge fan base from Tech....we love our Captain!

Actually, the Captain of Texas Tech is Kent Hance and it was Kent Hance who fired Mike Leach.

56 posted on 01/05/2010 12:04:36 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: trumandogz

I always wondered why MSU didn’t use Aggies, considering their old name used to be Michigan Agricultural College, affectionately known (and still referred to) as ‘Moo U’.


57 posted on 01/05/2010 12:11:21 PM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal. ~ rintense, 2006)
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To: trumandogz

stand corrected


58 posted on 01/05/2010 12:25:38 PM PST by the long march
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To: lonestar

I read that Craig James attended over 70 practice sessions and was constantly hounding Leach to give his son Adam more playing time. .....That shows what a jerk daddy James is, but Leach should have banned him from the practices early on and would not have had the hassle.

A lot of Cowboys fans still dislike J Jones because of the Landry thing, just as you do. I understand. I’m a long time Cowboys fan, having attended many of their games in the Cotton Bowl in the early years and then later at Texas Stadium. ....Big game coming up Saturday night!


59 posted on 01/05/2010 2:19:43 PM PST by octex
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To: octex
I read that Craig James attended over 70 practice sessions

I read that and wondered why Craig had so much time on his hands. It's a long way from Dallas to Lubbock.

60 posted on 01/05/2010 2:29:11 PM PST by lonestar (Obama and his czars have turned Bush's "mess" into a national crisis!)
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To: trumandogz
No, Kent Hance is not our Captain - our Pirate Captain is Leach - if you don't know the way we do things at Tech, maybe you shouldn't offer to correct someone who does.

Hance may be a butt pirate, but he's no Captain.

61 posted on 01/05/2010 4:22:02 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (I support Coach Mike Leach and think Gerald Meyers should be run out of Lubbock!)
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To: octex

One of the funny things that keeps being said is that Leach didn’t play the game - he wasn’t willing to kiss the big donors butt, however, the big donor who got all of this rolling is Craig’s buddy. Maybe Leach tried to get this Nanny Daddy banned and just couldn’t get it done because of the good old boys who were catering to the donor?


62 posted on 01/05/2010 4:24:01 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (I support Coach Mike Leach and think Gerald Meyers should be run out of Lubbock!)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

It was Kent Hance who ran Leach off.

I will miss Leach as he was the only coach in the country who actually provided real commentary about his player’s fat girlfriends.


63 posted on 01/05/2010 4:28:33 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Dan Middleton
If Leach’s solution to college kids with bad attitudes is to lock them in a shed, how’s he going to handle overpaid prima donna pro athletes?

I do not think he is going to have many no talent cry baby pansy a$$es in the pros.
64 posted on 01/05/2010 4:36:33 PM PST by John D
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To: Paleo Conservative; rintense
Leach nor his system would work in the pros.

He's too unpredictable for a league that fines Ochocinco on a weekly basis.

Additionally, his system relies on yards-after-catch which is much easier on the college level. His receivers would be beaten up within a matter of weeks in the NFL given the level of speed and size of DB's.

65 posted on 01/05/2010 5:43:36 PM PST by TexasNative2000 (There's a reason the oath talks about defending the country from enemies both "foreign AND domestic")
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

That’s quite possible. Money talks in college sports!

Speaking of money... Leach was fired only a few days before he was due a bonus payment of (I think) $800,000.

Rumors are out that Al Davis, owner of the Oakland Raiders, is interested in Leach being his coach.


66 posted on 01/05/2010 5:52:00 PM PST by octex
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