Leach and Texas Tech unlikely to reach common ground
Texas Tech has issued head football coach Mike Leach an ultimatum. Red Raider officials have given Leach until 5 p.m. Tuesday to accept their latest contract extension, or the offer will be withdrawn.
But Leach appears unwilling to accept the new pact. If the deadline passes without his signature, two years remain on the current contract, and Texas Tech would probably reopen negotiations at the end of next season.
The Red Raiders have laid generous terms on the table. Under the new agreement, Leach would receive $12.7 million over the next five years and become the third-highest-paid coach in the Big XII behind Mack Brown and Bob Stoops.