Mike Leach has taken on somewhat of a cult figure persona as the coach of Texas Tech. Having never played the sport himself, he’s regarded as a mad scientist of sorts, one who stays up all night crafting crazy passing plays. While his teams have enjoyed a tremendous amount of success on the field, Leach’s popularity has grown off the field. Ostensibly it’s because of his straightforward personality that leads to remarks such as the one he made over the weekend and reiterated this week after the game. The Red Raiders were shocked by lowly Texas A&M Saturday, the same A&M squad that was blown out by Kansas State the week before. Leach was saying the reason Tech got blown out is because the players were too busy reading their press clippings, only he worded it slightly differently:
Thanks to my boy, The Wiz of Odds for sharing that video of pirate fanatic, Leach. Considering his warnings to the players to take A&M seriously didn’t catch their attention, I’m guessing these comments did. It’s also surprising that Leach was picking on fat girls considering he’s the same guy who advised men to take their dates somewhere the ladies could eat real food. Sounds like a contradiction to me.