So will Texas Tech fire head football coach Mike Leach? Looks that way. Leach who has an obsession wth pirates and is let's be kind a little eccentric has turned down a five year, $12.7 million contract extension from the university.
He had until Tuesday to accept the offer but Leach declined due to a few clauses that the university wanted in his new contract. Seems Leach doesn't want to have to notify the university when he interviews with another university and also doesn't want to have to buyout his contract if he gets a better deal elsewhere.
The university has called a special teleconference Friday afternoon amid growing speculation that the school is preparing to say adios to Leach. I say good for the university. We need more schools taking stands against coaches who believe they are above the entire program.
So where is football a way of life? Try Nebraska. The University of Nebraska has sold 63,000 tickets for its spring game, with officials expecting a sellout of 81,067. A reserved ticket is going for $10.
Speaking of coaches being prima donnas, how about reporters who cover them? Seems that ESPN sideline reporter Stacey Dales has left the network over a travel provision. Dales reportedly was unhappy flying coach while many of her colleagues were flying first class. Poor baby having to endure coach with all the other peasants.