I’ve written several posts about Mike Leach since Dec. 30, 2009, the day he was fired from his position as head football coach at Texas Tech University. I reported on rumors, including one that claimed he was “swift-boated” in a fashion similar to the one that cost John Kerry the presidency in 2004. And I reported on the coach’s lawsuit against ESPN and Spaeth Communications, the public relations firm hired by the father of Red Raiders wide receiver Adam James who was at the center of the firing controversy. Today, I share news that Leach is still fighting to clear his name and working to rebuild his reputation.
Leach’s game plan includes selling copies of his new book, “SWING YOUR SWORD,” the title of which is a reference to his love for pirates as much as his swashbuckling attitude toward play-calling on the gridiron.
I, for one, plan to read the book. Why? Because I secretly hope Oklahoma State University will hire Leach in 2012 to replace Mike Gundy, the man who never quite gets the Cowboys to the top despite having the best facility in college football.
UPDATE 11/30/11 at 6:48 p.m. Central: CBS Sports is reporting that Mike Leach has been hired by Washington State University.
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