Given where Texas Tech finds itself in the college football world right now, if you haven’t read this New York Times Magazine article about Mike Leach by Moneyball’s Michael Lewis, you should take the time to do so now. It’s a classic.
Anyway, with TT and Leach currently riding high, the Times went back to Lewis for a follow up, basically along the lines of “did you see this coming?”. Lewis isn’t sure about that, but he is sure that Leach could succeed anywhere, including a big time D-1 program, or even the NFL.
The picture he paints of Leach is both quirky and fascinating. But what I really wonder after reading both pieces is whether a place like Tennessee is ready for a coach like Leach. In the end I’m guessing not, but you never know these days.