Joe Schad reports this afternoon on Twitter and ESPN-TV that contract settlement discussions are underway between Texas Tech and reps for Mike Leach. Schad also noted a 10-day “cure period” that Leach’s reps will claim will entitle the coach to an $800,000 “retention bonus” that is contractually due him tomorrow.
Bruce Feldman of ESPN reports that he spoke to Leach earlier today. Feldman said that the coach today, “realized Tech was just looking for a reason to get rid of him and that this is a relationship that couldn’t be salvaged.”
Feldman also said that Leach and his reps are “trying to get what they think are owed in the contract. It’s not about getting his job back.”
KCBD-TV also has video reax from Leach’s attorney Ted Liggett after he was handed a termination letter by Texas Tech general counsel Pat Campbell.