Mike Leach may be the next head coach at Maryland. He's also a bit of a character.
Texas Tech coach Mike Leach indicated during his national signing day news conference Wednesday that he and the university are at impasse in contract talks. Leach has two years remaining on his current contract, but two months of negotiations on a new deal have led nowhere.
"The money’s never been issue with the contract, not for quite some time,’’ Leach said. "The biggest thing with the contract is after about a year of negotiating, four items were presented that weren’t part of the original agreement and that aren’t acceptable, that we won’t agree to, so that’s what’s holding it up. But the money’s not the issue.’’
Leach was offered a five-year, $12.1-million contract on Dec. 4.
Asked if his and Tech’s being unable to reach agreement was used against the Red Raiders in recruiting, Leach said, "There’s some. Yeah, absolutely that existed.’’
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Players, coaches and staff from Ole Miss and Texas Tech were set to attend a welcome reception Saturday night that featured impressionist Frank Caliendo.
Tech coach Mike Leach, when asked whether anyone did a good impersonation of him, brought up the recording artist who many think he resembles.
"Yeah, there is. Vince Gill," Leach said with deadpan humor. "I’m going to catch up to him pretty quick here, because I’m getting a little tired of it, you know? It’s funny, we did get on the phone one time and talked about how we looked like one another."
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