You have probably heard about Texas Tech firing its head football coach Mike Leach on the eve of playing ironically in the Alamo Bowl, but it is doubtful that you have been given any indication that this event may be a seminal moment in the history of educational discipline in this country, and maybe even more significant than that. While the exact details of what really transpired to facilitate this series of events are still a little murky, the essence of what happened here seems pretty clear. The extremely successful coach convinced his other coaches to give Adam James, the son of ESPN analyst Craig James, a lightly recruited wide receiver, his only scholarship offer.
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Texas Tech fired Mike Leach as its football coach on Dec. Why, yes indeedy there is. There are three main lessons I see coming out of this, for youth coaches on any level — even or especially the college level:.
College football today is a big game, big dollar, bigger pressure affair. It's a pretty huge deal in most corners of the country with people everywhere counting down the days from spring practices until the games get real. Most every school has a devout and loyal fanbase who froth at the mouths when their teams take to the field.
The highly predictable Mike Leach tell-all book is coming out this week as the former Texas Tech coach gets his own platform to talk about his controversial firing at Texas Tech in December And Leach's budding career as a terrible analyst. The firing, feud, and lawsuits have been well documented, but Leach's new book pulls back the curtain even more on the specifics of Craig James and his involvement in the story.
The University of Mississippi football team was back to being the University of Mississippi football team in Amidst another atrocious season where Ole Miss had fallen to a 2 — 7 record, Rebel Black Bear fans received news that Houston Nutt had been ousted as head coach. After a move that many thought was long overdue, AD Pete Boone begins his coaching search.
I happened to be in Lubbock during this entire fiasco. The Lubbock newspaper equated Craig James to a little-league dad, calling daily to complain or demand something. Immediately after the accusations, former Tech players jumped to defend Mike Leach, saying that he was always demanding, but never abusive.