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.
… 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.