I have no idea if anyone here still cares about Leach not being hired, but over at Double T Nation Old School Raider (check out his avatar ... it's hilarious) discovered 10 reasons why he wasn't. Enjoy.
Oh .... you might need a scorecard to keep up with some of the inside baseball talk. So here it is where appropriate:
7 and 8: Mike loves to learn about all sorts of things. If there was a Hall of Fame for people making random and useless knowledge interesting, he would be head of the class.
4. He used tennis ball machines while at Tech to help the receivers focus and concentrate when catching balls.
3. He and Myers, the AD, had a very strained relationship. In fact, in his last contract negotiations with Tech he requested that he report to the Chancellor, not the AD. Word is (from many) that Myers isn't a peach to work under ...
2. In one of the greatest quotes in TTU history, Leach goes off on Texas A&M and their Corps of Cadets. A&M has an attitude and a culture that Tech people routinely lampoon. Here's the quote