The weirdest story of the offseason so far

Really, I hardly know where to go with this.

I certainly don’t have a dog in this hunt, but it seems like somebody needs to consider following the First Rule of Holes.

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Filed under Media Punditry/Foibles, Mike Leach. Yar!

66 responses to “The weirdest story of the offseason so far

  1. Dolly Llama

    He’s a damn loon. World’s full of them. Glad he’s not here or even in the conference. The end.

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  2. Argondawg

    This and the fact that he was fired from Texas Tech for being abusive towards his players and not just in the “take a lap” kind of way. He could have been the next Vol coach. That would have been fun to watch.

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    • ASEF

      Tennessee fans would love him. They could build him a pirate ship for the Vol Navy. Build bunkers up in the hills together in case a Democrat gets elected President. Compare notes on who Hillary kills next and which fictional, vaguely Jewish organization Obama is conspiring with to enslave right-thinking Americans.

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    • Erk's Forehead

      With Tenn’s limited recruiting ground, they could use a good gimmick offense like Leach’s.

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  3. PharmDawg

    Leach sounds like the typical message board poster on DawgChat.

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  4. Derek

    It’s really too bad that he’s not in Knoxville…. I’m sure all the recruits would be very interested in his pro-Trump, anti-Obama “discussion points.”

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  5. Got Cowdog

    Syphilis, maybe?

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  6. It really says something when you make Jim McElwain look positively centered.

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  7. Russ

    Well, I’ve always thought he was entertaining and any aggravation he caused Craig James was fine by me. But reading those stories makes me think he suffered a few too many hits to the head. I guess he’s slipped around the bend.

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  8. Greg

    The Bobby Knight of college football………

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    • That’s misplaced and a bit harsh. 1) Bobby knew how to play/coach championship basketball and 2) Leach has never been that big of a bully/jerk.

      Bob learned at the feet of the master of tyrannical assholes: Woody Hayes.

      Leach is eccentric in football and life. As long as he never coaches my football team he can be whatever he likes.

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      • Greg

        And you think Knight is completely normal??? They both are eccentric imo. They both can also be bullies. Look I like both, they are entertaining. Knight was one of the best imo. To me, that is the one of the biggest differences (coaches), you have that right. But there are definitely some similarities….

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        • Derek

          “Eccentric” just isn’t what comes to mind when I think about Knight. I try not to.

          “Dude that needs his ass beat” is what comes to mind.

          I just don’t recall leach saying/doing anything in the area of bullying that not normal within the authoritarian construct that coaches live within. I may have missed/forgot something but I don’t recall getting too bent out of shape about how he treated James’ kid for example.

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    • Not even close … there is no way Mike Leach can cuss like this:

      Knight is the GOAT.

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  9. Otto

    People still read USA Today? Talk about not being picked up by a major employer.

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    • PTC DAWG

      6-7 million people read the USA Today, daily….almost at GTP level. 🙂

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      • Russ

        I wouldn’t say they “read” it. Maybe look at the pictures?

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      • fleck

        The only time I ever see a USA Today is at a hotel. That’s probably where 95% of their reader’s are.

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        • Nashville West

          Same thing that I was thinking. Usually there are still a whole bunch left at the end of the day…

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        • Argondawg

          Yep the free paper at Hotel breakfast was always USA Today. as the years went by more and more papers were left unread and unused as people were reading their phones for news, sports or whatever. Its hard to give away an actual News paper at this point.

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        • Jared S.

          Don’t forget McDonald’s.

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        • PTC DAWG

          I’m thinking they are counting online readers too…that said, a lot of folks see IT…..I was just curious after the above comment.

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  10. Stoopnagle

    That’s Trumptastic.

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  11. AusDawg85

    Aliens will discover our little globe and forensically determine that the destruction of the human race began with the invention of Twitter.

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    • Aliens come to earth to check it out and do check Twitter and blog comments from articles on the Hill and decide these folks should be left to themselves to destruct.

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  12. steve

    Poor Mike Leach. He is a weed eater without string. All noise and no dust. And to make it more pathetic, in his mind he is a 7′ sickle mower attached to an 85 HP JD.

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    • illini84

      Yea, now much do you make a year? “Head coach Mike Leach was awarded a $200,000 raise in 2016 and makes $2.95 million annually. The rollover clause in Leach’s contract was activated again last December, and now extends through Dec. 31, 2021, but WSU has not announced any change in his salary for 2017.”

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  13. David K

    I’m surprised there’s not more outrage over this. (Maybe there is up in Washington but this is the first I’ve heard of this.) He’s the highest paid employee of the University and by far the most visible, prominent voice that the University has. This isn’t like Saban or probably a lot of other coaches who are Republicans/conservatives. This is Alex Jones Infowars or Sean Hannity nutjob bullshit that he’s spouting.

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    • Walt

      I’m wondering why there’s not more outrage on this blog. I guess even fellow Trump supporters won’t bother to defend Leach.

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      • I don’t think its defending Leach. Very few people are defending Mein Fuhrgrabber right now.

        When Ted Cruz says you’ve gone too far… Well, you’re pretty much alone.

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        • ChiliDawg

          I’d love to believe that but unfortunately I’ve seen far too many approving rah-rah rants on social media from family members that I lost to the RWNJ-osphere a long time ago.

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      • 92 grad

        Eh, there a lot of folks that generally look for our government to get so jacked up that maybe some day someone can turn it around. It’s just so engorged on itself there really isn’t much of anything it can do for reasonable cost and efficiency.

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    • David: Currently visiting in WA state and he is getting quite a bit of coverage on this. Mostly not positive for him.

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      • Argondawg

        Yeah but the WSU folks don’t like the idea of going 2-10 or 3-9 every year. Dude is certifiable but he has built a team that is usually over .500 and for them he might as well be winning the natty. We would have known that the football gods were smiling on us had the Vols hired him. Alas we just get to watch CJP and president of UT (Fulmer) go at it at some point.

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        • Argon: with the comments from the administration and some major boosters, you nailed it. Of course the ongoing investigation into the WSU administration and their inability to correctly count attendance and $$$$ at ballgames is more of a concern than loose lips Leach.

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  14. PTC DAWG

    Senator nailed it..rule of holes.

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  15. 3rdandGrantham

    If Wolken is a ‘nobody’ as Leach has claimed, then why on earth is he even bothering responding to him? Makes zero sense.

    As for Wolken, he lost all credibility with me when it was uncovered that he offered to write puff pieces for UT’s coaching search/former AD (Currie) for continued access to the program. That, and his use of smiley faces and such in those emails.

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  16. D.N. Nation

    Wolken is a bootlicking imbecile, and yet I have to side with him here. Yuck.

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  17. Brandon

    It’s funny that Mike Leach was a darling on this blog until he expressed pro-Trump sentiments, now he’s a loon, news flash, he’s always been a loon.

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    • I can claim complete and total consistency on the issue of Mike Leach thank you.

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    • For the record I’ve long thought he was a loon and is a novelty coach who couldn’t succeed at a high major program. Him being a Alex Jones crazy person simply hammers home my previously held notions.

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    • It’s funny that Mike Leach was a darling on this blog until he expressed pro-Trump sentiments…

      Actually, what’s funny is you being full of shit.

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      • Argondawg

        What does this link have to do with anything? Not stirring the pot I just don’t get the correlation between what he said and the link.

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        • Mike Leach is an unabashed Trump supporter and that hasn’t changed my opinion of him one bit.

          Does that sound like I’ve soured on Leach because of his political leanings, which, by the way, aren’t exactly new?

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      • Brandon

        I’ve been reading your blog for 10 years man, I know the truth, you can deny it to others and call me names but we both know I’m right whether you admit or not. I know you won’t admit it though because you can never admit when you are wrong and you can never let anything go. Mike Leach Yar!

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        • LOL.

          You accused me of changing my opinion of Leach’s coaching skills based on my political bias. I point out that I expressly stated the exact opposite of your assertion months ago and in your mind that just proves your truthfulness. Hokay.

          Then there are my comments here or my post here or here or here or here (check the comments, too) or… well, I think you get my point.

          Evidently I’m either one helluva liar or you don’t read the blog as thoroughly as you claim.

          BTW, while we’re on the subject of your reading skills, if you read the linked piece, you might notice that Leach got reamed out on the Internet for pushing a false comment as something real, even after numerous folks pointed out that it was a spliced thing. First he doubled down on the BS, then he removed his tweet altogether. Care to explain what that has to do with Trump?

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  18. A buddy of mine follows recruiting at UW. Knows some of the staff. He states “they like it when Leach goes off the end”, as he has done quite a few times at WSU. Handy recruiting tool.

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  19. Wolken’s column was spot on, though. Big schools aren’t going to want to deal with Leach being a weirdo. They’re just not. Getting the school president, the power players within the school, and the AD on the same page to hire him won’t happen at a big program and it’s due to stuff like posting what he did the other day.

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  20. W Cobb Dawg

    Leach is gonna find himself out of a great gig in about 3…2…1..

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  21. Ed Kilgore

    I really wish all football coaches would shut up about politics, and that includes the ones who agree with my own views. The whole wide world has plenty of things for “eccentrics” like Leach to talk about, without adding yet another deeply uninformed voice to the political cacophony. College football is also an arena in which I am happy I can experience some fellowship with people I don’t agree with on politics or religion. Please don’t spoil it, coaches.

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    • ASEF

      Only Leach has really been foolish enough to tread into those waters. Harbaugh dipped his toes into that pool, but he immediately sensed a chill in recruiting and rapidly went the other direction.

      But this isn’t really politics form my vantage point. It’s a guy representing a research university blithely retweeting a known lie and a blatant piece of anti-American propaganda – and thinking he’s striking a blow for… what, exactly? It’s a question of basic civic literacy. Seeing someone like Leach flunk that test is disheartening. But I honestly don’t know why I am surprised anymore. The political revelation of the past 3 years has been the recognition that this stuff isn’t just the currency of remote AM stations and the backwaters of the Internet. Even people making millions of dollars a year want to believe this nonsense. So much for economic anxiety as an excuse..

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  22. Jared S.

    I don’t know how to feel about this story. I think Mike Leach is a fool and Dan Wolken/USA Today don’t have much interesting to say….

    I’ll pick boring over foolish at the end of the day, I guess. I suppose that’s why I supported Kasich over Trump.

    Did I say that out loud.

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  23. And Leach continues to double down on his comments. Just give it up dude, you messed up. Just say so.

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