Somebody’s got to stir things up.

On paper, you’d think SEC Media Days looks like it might be a little duller this year than usual – no Phil Fulmer dodging process servers, no players who have sex lives Clay Travis might be inclined to dig into and no Lane Kiffin.

Enter Mike Leach.

… The most interesting coach coming to SEC Media Days just may be the most interesting coach in the world, but he isn’t even a coach, not technically, at least not at the moment.

That shouldn’t stop Mike Leach from stealing the show.

Leach will be in town to promote his book, “Swing Your Sword,” and he’ll be signing copies Thursday night at 7 at the Barnes & Noble at The Summit. Not sure if he’ll also sign daggers, eye patches and other assorted pirate gear.

Before that, Leach will be hanging out at The Wynfrey Hotel with a bunch of coaches who haven’t sued a school where they worked or the most powerful sports media organization in the world.

One good thing about not having a coaching job, or even having something lined up in the immediate future, is that you don’t have to mind what you say so much.  Like this:

… How many coaches would admit that not everyone in their profession is some kind of genius?

“The fact that someone coaches in the SEC doesn’t mean that he’s any smarter than someone who coaches at a small college or in high school,” wrote Leach, who was the offensive coordinator at Kentucky under Hal Mumme.

“Yeah, he might be smarter, but then again, he might not be. If some sheer unadulterated moron gets hired in the SEC, that doesn’t mean he’s automatically a smarter coach. It just means whoever hired him made a big mistake.”

Fun times, I hope.

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13 responses to “Somebody’s got to stir things up.

  1. It is like Leach wants to go out of his way to burn up most of the chances he has at getting another job. This isn’t going to be something that SEC AD’s or the other coaches are going to think is nearly as clever as Leach does.

    • Leach knows that.

      As much as he wants to coach again, it seems pretty clear at this point that getting some vindication in court matters more to him.

      • HK

        I don’t think too many SEC coaches who really think about that comment are going to take offense. And I definitely don’t think the next school looking at him as a candidate for a job is going to hold that against him.

        I would love to see what he could do at a lower tier SEC school. As demonstrated at TT, that scheme only needs a couple good players to work. However, a top tier school with a stocked roster isn’t going to hire him because if you do have more than a couple great players, some of them will be wasted in that system. Or at least that is a common perception.

    • Macallanlover

      I doubt Mike Leach is under any illusions about his chance to get an SEC HC job. I would love to see him back in coaching, but his style, including football, is much better suited for a PAC 12 school.

      • Russ

        Agreed. I would’ve thought he’d be a great fit at Stanford. Of course, Miami was the obvious place. It’s not like they’ve got some great reputation to protect.

  2. Mike

    “Yeah, he might be smarter, but then again, he might not be. If some sheer unadulterated moron gets hired in the SEC, that doesn’t mean he’s automatically a smarter coach. It just means whoever hired him made a big mistake.”

    Ray Goff and Ron Zook, call on line three

  3. Hogbody Spradlin

    “Sheer unadulterated moron”. Nice turn of phrase.

    • Ed Orgeron

      I resent that. Everybody on this blog knows that you are talking about me when you say that. I am sick and tired of people saying that behind my back. Who else could you be talking about? Just let me get my hands on you and I’ll show you who’s a sheer underulterated…er…unaccelerated…er…undulated…er…exactly who’s a moron.

  4. W Cobb Dawg

    I know, I know, he’s too controversial for UGA, even if nothing more than an assistant on the offensive staff. But it would be great if our offense could generate the kind of production Leach brings. Imagine racking up 40 or 50 points a game, instead of the painful-to-watch struggle to score 2 or 3 TD’s and a couple 50 yard & 2 yard FG’s.