Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Thayer Evans and Pete Thamel of NYT on Mike Leach Firing

I have always been a fan of Mike Leach's since he was an assistant coach at the University of Oklahoma back in 1999. I was greatly saddened by his termination from Texas Tech. Until the smoke clears it will be hard to know who was in the right on this one. Or maybe it was something in the middle (both parties partly to blame). It certainly does make one wonder, after having led the Red Raiders to their most successful season one year ago (11 wins, 2 losses) and with an $800,000 retention bonus that would have been due in less one week from being fired, what exactly were the leaders of the University thinking??? Maybe you can find the answer in the more detailed stories from the New York Times, both written by Thayer Evans and Pete Thamel here and here.