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Miami Football: Donald Trump Pushes for Mike Leach To Be the Next Coach at the U

SAN DIEGO - DECEMBER 30:  Head Coach Mike Leach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders gets carried off the field after his team's 45-31 win over the California Golden Bears in the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium December 30, 2004 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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Robert ReesContributor IIDecember 1, 2010


It wasn't Donald Trump that laid down that hammer on Mike Leach at Texas Tech, but Donald Trump is in Leach's life now that the University of Miami is looking for a new head coach. 

Back in 2006, Trump pushed to get Mike Leach hired, and now the real estate guru is boldly reminding the U of that correspondence by sending a letter to president Donna Shalala.

"You made a big mistake when you did not take my advice and hire Mike Leach of Texas Tech ... and you can now get him for the right price."

There have been a lot of rumors of Jon Gruden leaving the Monday Night Football booth to coach the Hurricanes, but the Mike Leach situation seems a better fit. Gruden has never been known as a "people person," and I'm not sure that his reputation as an unforgiving dictator is what you need for a job that has such a hefty responsibility in recruiting. Chucky's scowl may be too harsh for parents.

Although Mike Leach has similar personality issues, he's the PIRATE! He's the edgy, innovative, wacky team general who's kids at Texas Tech loved him. He would fit perfectly in Miami. The Hurricanes have lost the edge that they used to have; they've lost the fight and the flash. Even those who hated the "U" of the 80s and the early 90s have to admit that they miss the presence of those teams. If you were a fan, you loved them, if you weren't, you loved to hate them!

Unleashing Mike Leach's creativity with the skilled athletes that Miami attracts could create a national powerhouse. 

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