Mike Leach, my favorite coach in college football, was fired from Texas Tech on the trumped-up charge of mishandling Craig James' son's health following the athlete's concussion.
One man's cool, dimly lit room is another man's torturous electrical closet. That's the nature of subjectivity and spin, and I hope it nauseates the Tech administration when—after losing thousands of dollars and a shipload of wins—it finds out which version more resembles the truth.
I trust Mike Leach. His methods are unorthodox, but there's no way he was deliberately negligent. The man is a bar-certified lawyer! Have you met lawyers? How many of them don't know their legal bounds?
The Red Raiders lost more than their coach. They lost their personality as a team. Leach's lethal Airraid offense brought the Red Raiders to heights unforeseeable 10 years ago. TT held the no. 2 ranking in the BCS last year after the win over the Texas Longhorns in Lubbock, a game roundly considered the best of the year for those in the know.
Leach's mythy mind offered something unique, a brand of football that distinguished Tech from the more prestigious programs in Texas.
May the firing of the Airraid's progenitor—whose 10 greatest un-PC moments (with video!) are captured here—not go unpunished.