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  • ESPN football analyst Craig James runs for Senate (TX)

    12/19/2011 11:07:55 AM PST · by CedarDave · 29 replies
    Hughes Net ^ | December 19, 2011 | JIM VERTUNO AP
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — ESPN college football analyst Craig James, who starred as a tailback at Southern Methodist University and with the New England Patriots in the 1980s, announced Monday he was running for the U.S. Senate as a Republican from Texas, a GOP fundraiser said. Republican fundraiser and close friend Roy Bailey told The Associated Press on Monday that James informed him he was running for the 2012 Senate seat and was in the process of dropping off his official candidate papers in Austin.
  • (Mike) Leach to coach at Washington State

    11/30/2011 2:21:10 PM PST · by illiac · 16 replies
    FOX Sports ^ | 11/20/11 | FOX Sports
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Mike Leach has reached an agreement to be the new football coach at Washington State. Cougars at a glance Looking for the latest news on the Cougars? Get the inside slant, stats, scores, schedules and more scoops right here An official within the athletic department told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Leach has reached a verbal agreement to replace Paul Wulff, but has not signed a contract.
  • Craig James IS Interested in U.S. Senate Seat

    01/07/2010 7:31:52 PM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 5 replies · 692+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 1-07-10 | Bob McCarty
    Craig James Rumor #6, as seen yesterday in my post, Rumors Swirl Around Texas Tech Coaching Scandal, can now be confirmed as 100 percent true! According to this report on Dallas' WFAA-TV, Craig James is eyeing the U.S. Senate seat now held by Kay Bailey Hutchison.
  • Mike Leach Profile Remains on Texas Tech Web Site

    01/07/2010 3:09:40 PM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 1 replies · 230+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 1-07-10 | Bob McCarty
    I find it odd that a profile of Mike Leach remains on the Texas Tech University web site more than a week after Chancellor Kent Hance unceremoniously fired him.
  • Rumors Swirl Around Texas Tech Coaching Scandal

    01/06/2010 12:52:44 PM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 73 replies · 2,555+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 1-06-10 | Bob McCarty
    Rumors are spreading fast and furiously among supporters of recently-fired Texas Tech University football coach Mike Leach. But are they true? I investigate.
  • NFL Coaching News: Mike Leach to the Oakland Raiders?

    01/04/2010 9:35:04 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 65 replies · 2,226+ views
    Bleacher Report ^ | January 04, 2010 | Dumont Walker
    Today has been nothing short of amazing it terms of NFL news. Things have been especially entertaining here in the Washington D.C. area, where the Washington Redskins always keep you busy during the offseason. However, this bit of news comes from the other side of the country, all the way in Oakland. According to sources at the Dan Patrick Show, the Oakland Raiders are very interested in former Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach. While it would be a surprising move, it would actually make some sense. Current Raiders' coach Tom Cable has been under fire all season, beginning with...
  • Mike Leach Blasts Texas Tech Leaders, Adam And Craig James

    01/04/2010 8:29:16 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 35 replies · 2,565+ views
    Dallas News ^ | 1/2/2010 | Kate Haiopolous
    ...In interviews late Thursday night with the NY Times and ESPN and Friday with the AP, Leach denied mistreatment of sophmore receiver Adam James... Multiple statements from Tech athletic staff members - which came to light Thursday and were obtained by the Dallas Morning News from a Leach representative Friday - have surfaced that contradict James' version of events. ... Leach told the Times he only ordered James to be taken "out of the light" and said "he was never locked anywhere." ... Leach said Craig James called Lincoln Riley, Adam's position coach often to lobby playing time & also...
  • University Releases Affidavits

    01/02/2010 8:16:10 PM PST · by the808bass · 53 replies · 1,805+ views ^ | January 2, 2010 | Joe Schad
    Texas Tech has released a signed, sworn affidavit from an athletic trainer who says former coach Mike Leach instructed him to "lock" receiver Adam James in a dark place and that he disagreed with Leach's treatment of James after the player was diagnosed with a concussion.
  • Former Kicker Steps Forward To Detail Mike Leach Atrocities (Satire)

    01/03/2010 12:48:19 PM PST · by writer33 · 18 replies · 1,398+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 01/03/2010 | Chris Davis
    Lubbock—In what could only be labeled as testimony that will throw away the key on Mike Leach, a former kicker, Sven Schlitterban, has stepped forward to detail unspeakable atrocities he suffered under the iron fist of Mike Leach. These horrible acts allegedly took place in 1984 when Leach was the head coach of the Malibu Buckhorns—a high school powerhouse in the state of California.
  • Leach lashes out at Tech, James family

    01/01/2010 7:16:02 PM PST · by Bad~Rodeo · 62 replies · 2,531+ views
    NBC Sports ^ | January 1, 2010 | Posted by John Taylor
    For the first time since being fired by Texas Tech, Mike Leach has spoken out about his dismissal as he conducted interviews with both the New York Times and ESPN to ring in the new year. And, in both cases, the former Red Raider head coach alternately denied mistreating one of his players to railing against the university, the player -- Adam James -- and the James family -- ESPN analyst Craig James in particular. As for the alleged abuse of Adam James -- initial reports stated that Leach had ordered the receiver confined to a dark, cramped room/electrical closet...
  • Leach Denies He Mistreated Player

    01/01/2010 12:08:44 AM PST · by FTJM · 21 replies · 1,338+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 1, 2010 | THAYER EVANS and PETE THAMEL
    In his first interview since being fired as coach of Texas Tech, Mike Leach denied reports that he had mistreated the sophomore receiver Adam James after James sustained a concussion. Leach said in a 38-minute phone interview late Thursday that James acted as if he were entitled to special treatment and that he was lazy. He also said the player and his family’s claims of mistreatment were the result of bitterness over a lack of playing time. Leach said that he felt that James’s father, Craig James, tried to leverage his position as an ESPN analyst to get more playing...
  • Texas Tech Fires Mike Leach, PR Battle Ensues

    12/31/2009 7:59:34 AM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 29 replies · 912+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 12-31-09 | Bob McCarty
    Texas Tech University's firing of head football coach Mike Leach has launched what I predict will be a heated public relations battle involving YouTube videos and aggressive personal injury lawyers.
  • Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach deserves another look, and another chance

    12/30/2009 4:19:33 PM PST · by writer33 · 102 replies · 2,970+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/31/09 | Sally Jenkins
    Texas Tech Coach Mike Leach has lost his job and his reputation because he didn't treat the subject of concussions with the appropriate cringing political correctness, or the son of an influential TV star with enough soft deference. You can hear the sound of a railroading in Lubbock, and it's not coming from the train station. At first it was easy to view Leach as just another backward brute of a football coach, based on the superficial news reports. Wide receiver Adam James, son of ESPN analyst Craig James, accused Leach of mistreating him after he suffered a mild concussion...
  • Leach fired short of Tech's bowl game

    12/30/2009 1:42:30 PM PST · by writer33 · 111 replies · 2,740+ views
    ESPN ^ | 12/30/09 | Joe Schad
    LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texas Tech fired coach Mike Leach on Wednesday, two days after he was suspended by the school as it investigated his treatment of a player with a concussion. The school handed a termination letter to Leach's attorney, Ted Liggett, minutes before the two sides were to appear in a Lubbock courtroom for a hearing on the coach's suspension.
  • Texas Tech fires Leach after player accusations

    12/30/2009 11:01:42 AM PST · by Carbonsteel · 52 replies · 1,922+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12-30-09 | AP
    LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech fired coach Mike Leach on Wednesday, just two days after he was suspended by the school as it investigated his treatment of a player with a concussion.
  • Texas Tech fires coach Leach

    12/30/2009 10:27:47 AM PST · by rintense · 242 replies · 4,451+ views
    espn ^ | 12/30/09 | espn
    LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texas Tech has fired football coach Mike Leach. The school handed a termination letter to Leach's attorney, Ted Liggett, on Wednesday just before the two sides were to appear in a Lubbock, Texas, courtroom for a hearing on the coach's suspension. Liggett says the letter says Leach is "terminated with cause effective immediately."
  • Texas Tech suspends Leach for Alamo bowl

    12/28/2009 3:15:37 PM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 45 replies · 2,207+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 12/28/09 | AP
    Texas Tech coach Mike Leach has been suspended while the school investigates complaints from a player and his family about treatment after an injury. The school said in a release Monday defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeil will be the interim coach and lead the team in the Alamo Bowl on Jan. 2 against Michigan State. McNeil will remain in charge of the team until the investigation is complete.