First a nutty basketball coach (Bobby Knight) and now a nutty football coach (Mike Leach). You'd have thought they wouldve learned.
Although I hear Lubbock is rather desolate so maybe the locale attracts whack jobs.
By the way, this was the upscale bar.
You are telling the truth as I remember it. In my younger years I spent some time in Austin & Dallas. Those gun racks in the back window of the pickup trucks are NOT just for show. It is really a different culture down there and the bar scene has it's own set of rules. I haven't been there in ages...hopefully they have retired the mechanical bull rides. Maybe not?
You also called it right Armyda...these rules applied to upscale clubs & restraunts too. Remember their favorite slogan...Don't Mess with Texas? LOL! Most other states try to attract visitors with their slogans. Not Texas!
Last edited by HoosierHelen; 01-01-2010 at 07:33 PM.
"It is the power of thought that gives man power over nature."
Hans Christian Anderson
Eh, I side with Leach on this one. His position is more believable.
The coach was a winner. Texas Tech's loss. I hope he sticks it to the school.
Last edited by armyda; 01-02-2010 at 07:37 PM. Reason: added story to title
Yes. The truth is usually in the middle of two sides, and that seems to be the case here. The coach wants you to think he did nothing wrong and the kid had a rock star mentality. The kid wants you to think the coach did everything wrong and he is an innocent victim in all this. The truth is in the middle. If players are required to wear uniforms to practice, even while injured, he did the wrong thing by showing up to practice in shorts and shades. The coach was wrong in his reaction to this. He should have simply said to get off the field. It is my belief that the kid's attitude, alluded to by the coach's statements, led to the overreaction by the coach. Was the coach wrong in his actions? Yes. Was the kid wrong in his actions? Yes. Also of import, was the university wrong in its actions? Yes. By canning the coach before an official investigation was complete, they show they did not want to pay the coach his eight hundred thousand dollar bonus. Usually there's two sides to every story, but the university makes it three sides.
Plenty of blame to go around on this one. So many places where the situation could have been averted.