Tech, Leach drama moves to national stage
The headline on the front page of ESPN.com Wednesday afternoon spoke for many Texas Tech fans. After the exclamation “Arrrgh!,’’ a sub-headline posed the unthinkable question: “Why might Texas Tech and Mike Leach part ways after reaching new heights?’’
The back-and-forth between Leach, his agents and his bosses, mostly played out before just a local and regional audience for weeks, gained a national stage Wednesday. When word spread that Leach missed a contract deadline and might pay with his job, it piqued the interest of national media.
It’s an astonishing development for a program and coach who only three months ago were attracting all sorts of national attention for a 10-0 start.