Chip Brown of Orangebloods.com recently accessed two videos of former Texas Tech Coach Mike Leach. The clips, readily available to the public via the Texas Open Records Act, show the former Red Raiders coach addressing his former team after two games last season.
In one video, shot on Nov. 28, 2009, after a victory over Kansas, Leach talks to his “god squad” players about their thought process during the game. In the other clip, taken on Halloween of the same season, Leach gives a garden variety, expletive-laden speech to his team after a surprisingly close win over Baylor.
It’s actually mildly entertaining stuff, no more offensive than what you’ll hear in most college football locker rooms. Though if you are in a public setting, I would go with the earphones for these.
Leach is scheduled to give a videotaped deposition in his wrongful termination lawsuit against Texas Tech Friday morning in Lubbock. With that, the timing of the release of these clips is probably not coincidental.
Ann Wyatt Little of KCBD-TV in Lubbock reports Leach’s attorneys questioned Texas Tech Chancellor Kent Hance today and that Adam and Craig James, “are scheduled to give their statements under oath on Saturday.”
More from Wyatt:
A brief filed by Texas Tech about Leach’s legal team requesting documents from Frenship ISD (Lubbock-area school district) about any contact current Coach Tuberville’s family had with the district before he was hired and a statement from Leach’s lawyers.
More specifically, Mike Graham of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS reports Leach’s lawyers are also trying to obtain records that could indicate Tuberville was looking at Lubbock-area schools for his children before Leach was terminated by Texas Tech.
Graham also notes Texas Tech lawyer Dicky Grigg expressing confidence, “that if Leach’s legal team were granted the documents, it would clear up any ideas of Texas Tech contacting Tuberville before Dec. 30, the day Leach was fired.” (Grigg originally made his comments to the LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL.)