They don’t write; they don’t…

Some Texas TV station made a written request for Texas Tech’s written records of complaints regarding Mike Leach’s mistreatment of players and, guess what?  That’s right.  There aren’t any.

… Among the records we requested were “copies of any and all written complaints about Mike Leach’s treatment of players from the time he was hired to the present.”  The official response was “after a review of known records, no documents exist which are responsive to your request.”  In other words there are absolutely no written complaints about the way Leach treated players during his 10 years as head coach.

Good news, though.  The school may have something on the insubordination front.  It just doesn’t want to disclose it.


Filed under Mike Leach. Yar!

4 responses to “They don’t write; they don’t…

  1. Mayor of Dawgtown

    I posted on this once before. The Leach case and the Jim Leavitt case case appear to be the beginning of a new strategy from universities to rid themselves of unwanted coaches without having to pay the millions of dollars in severance that other schools have paid in the past. Take a relatively minor incident, change the facts, blow it out of proportion and use it as a pretext to fire the coach for cause, thereby avoiding the contractual buyout. This leaves plenty of money to hire a new coach. If the administration hires a better coach as a replacement, as did Texas Tech, the fan base disapproval disappears, and the university is home free with its boosters. The situation at USF is particularly egregious as it appears that the player the administration says was strangled denies that happened and says that Leavitt only grabbed him by the shoulder pads. Look for USF to repeat the action of TT and hire a name coach to stifle fan discontent, then aggressively fight the claim of the old coach in court. These are state institutions with unlimited money and entitled to free representation by the Attorney General of their respective states. I originally was of the opinion that these cases would settle. Now I am not so sure. This appears to be a David vs. Goliath situation favoring the universities.