04 Dec 2005
The latest from Michael Lewis is about Mike Leach, head football coach at Texas Tech. Our friend Jim Schwartz is mentioned as one of the coaches who has shown an interest in Leach's offense. A couple thoughts:
1. Next time you hear someone talk about how college sports are all about the development of student-athletes, remember that Texas Tech sent its quarterback on the field with "a throwing arm so dead that he required a cortisone shot to move it."
2. One of these days, Mike Leach is going to have a lead late in the fourth quarter, call a pass when he should just tell his quarterback to take a knee, have the pass intercepted and returned for a touchdown, lose the game, and start to think twice about how useful it is to pad the score.
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