Category — Mike Leach
I laughed when a string of lily white sports-talk radio hosts recently raked former Colorado Coach Jon Embree over the coals for stating the obvious after he was fired as head coach.
“We don’t get 2nd chances,” Embree said, speaking of black coaches. “We get bad jobs and no time to fix it.”
Do you really have to be a black man to know Embree speaks the truth? Or is this another case of the white sports media being misinformed and burying its head in the sand again?
It never ceases to amaze me the number of idiots preaching nonsense from the idiot box (is that you Jesse Palmer?) and even more so on talk radio. It seems the sports media isolates itself from reality and the rest of society. They seem to run with that crowd that repeats ad nauseum how we elected a black president to a 2nd term, so isn’t that proof racism is dead and gone?
December 9, 2012 No Comments
Are there any teams better than Alabama and Oregon?
I imagine Kansas State and Notre Dame (sit down Louisville) will object, but neither can dispute the way the Tide and Ducks rose to the occasion this weekend.
The mighty Ducks, who rolled through Monte Kiffin’s USC defense so fast there is smoke still rising from the Coliseum, are in class by themselves offensively. Defensively, ‘Bama is as good as anyone. But it was the Tide’s offense that bailed them out against LSU.
This week’s wacky 15. Read ‘em and leap.
1. Alabama (9-0): Could it suffer a letdown against A&M?
2. Oregon (9-0): By hammering SC, UCLA is ranked higher in the BCS standings than the Trojans for the 1st time in more than a decade.
3. Kansas State (9-0): ‘Cats run the table and they probably will play for a BCS national championship. You reading this Bob Stoops?
4. Notre Dame (9-0): Irish benefit from Pitt’s coaching incompetence.
5. Ohio State (10-0): It must suck that this run doesn’t count for much.
6. Georgia (8-1): ‘Dawgs might get a chance to play for something if they don’t gag before the SEC championship.
7. Florida State (8-1): Louisville is ranked higher in the BCS rankings. What’s up with that?
8. Florida (8-1): Will give Gators benefit of the doubt for being drunk and disorderly and beating Missouri by only 7.
9. LSU (7-2): Instead of shaking up the rankings, Tigers can do little else except take their frustrations out Saturday on Mississippi State.
10. Clemson (8-1): Tigers have circled Nov. 24, when they face South Carolina.
11. South Carolina (7-2): Before ‘Cocks face Clemson, they try to poke Hogs on Saturday before a tune-up against Wofford. Yep, you read that right.
12. Louisville (9-0): Cards’ unbeaten season could come down to a pivotal meeting at Rutgers on Nov. 29.
13. Oklahoma (6-2): I’m almost hoping Sooners clash with SC in the Holiday Bowl. Could happen.
14. Oregon State (7-1): We should get a clue about Beavers on Saturday, when they Stanford.
15. Texas A&M (7-2): Did we mention we’re big Kevin Sumlin fans? He will be huge in Aggieville if he can pull off an upset of ‘Bama.
November 4, 2012 No Comments
Wait until Lane Kiffin gets wind of this.
The Old Ball Coach is at it again. Steve Superior, aka Steve Spurrier, and columnist Ron Morris of the State newspaper in Columbia, S.C., have been feuding for years. Spurrier gets his panties tied in a bunch over some of the columns Morris writes. Last season, Spurrier refused to speak to the media for 2 days over a column Morris wrote. Dude, lighten up.
Kill the messenger? You bet. Many college football coaches are starting to believe that’s the answer to everything.
In Spurrier’s case, he wants Morris fired. And some believe he will get his way.
October 1, 2012 No Comments
Make me (Don) King for a day and I’d do UCLA a big favor by hauling out all of the junk in its program, starting with AD Dan Guerrero.
Washington State wasted no time hiring the man who would have turned the Bruins program around. And he’ll probably land a few quality California quarterbacks, who for some strange reason avoid UCLA at all costs, to run his system.
November 30, 2011 No Comments
Houston 38, UCLA 34
Just another reason UCLA needs Mike Leach. Or hell, why not Kevin Sumlin?
Or maybe we’re wrong since the Bruins and Slick Rick seem to be a favorite of a few people to do well this season. What’s do well, 7-4? Holiday Bowl as my man Bernie Mac likes to say?
September 3, 2011 1 Comment
Instead of preparing a college football team for the upcoming season, Mike Leach is still seeking another head coaching job. Leach has been traveling the country signing his book, “Swing Your Sword,” which details some of the controversy that led to his dismissal at Texas Tech.
We’ve been begging UCLA to hire him. Maybe when Richard Gerald Neuheisel (yes, that would be Slick Rick) falls on his face again this season, the Bruins will seriously consider hiring Leach. Imagine the jolt he’d give the program and imagine the large number of talented kids, particularly here in Southern California, that would knock down his door to play for him. Makes too much sense, no?
July 31, 2011 No Comments
Reminds me of Kenneth Carl Spratt saying “Listen to me now…”
Slick Rick on the hot seat? No shit Sherlock.
Bill Plaschke gives him his final warning.
July 16, 2011 No Comments
Mike Leach got an endorsement today from Donald Trump to be the next coach at Miami. Who are we to argue? We tried to talk UCLA into hiring Leach before it made the mistake bringing back Slick Rick and look how that’s worked out.
Palm Beach Post
December 1, 2010 No Comments
It’s probably appropriate that Mike Leach gives us 5,000 posts. Here’s hoisting a Stella and as always, thanks for your support. We’ll share again one of our favorite images of Leach with Mack Brown. You know Mike’s coping a plea or blaming Bob Stoops for whatever jam he’s in.
The only accomplishment, other than beating Texas this season (get in line on that one), by Slick Rick Neuheisel this season was sharing a joke from the comedy act known as Mike Stoops. During a preseason trip to New York by the Pac-10 coaches and during a meeting of some supposedly heavy hitters regarding concussions and head injuries, Stoops launched this classic: “I know not to put (a player) in a shed.” He of course was referring to his former colleague at OU and former Texas Tech Coach Leach, who is launching a courtroom battle with ESPN.
November 24, 2010 No Comments
No surprise here. Plenty of critics railed at ESPN’s frequently one-sided reporting when it covered the controversy involving Texas Tech Coach Mike Leach and Adam James, a wide receiver for the Red Raiders and son of ESPN analyst Craig James. The incidents regarding Adam James, whom some described as a spoiled and entitled brat, resulted in Leach being fired by the school last month. Leach is suing the school. On Wednesday, a judge allowed the lawsuit to proceed, which probably will result in Texas Tech giving up more coin to Leach.
This story is a somewhat extensive read, but a valid one because it covers many points about how the network unfairly handled the affair.
January 21, 2010 No Comments