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Mike Leach interested in Ole Miss job

Posted on: November 8, 2011 3:17 pm
Edited on: November 8, 2011 3:17 pm
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Posted by Tom Fornelli

In his post on Houston Nutt's firing at Ole Miss on Monday, our own Jerry Hinnen said that Mike Leach will "be along any minute to mention how much he'd love a shot at coaching in the SEC." Well, that minute is now.

On Tuesday Mike Leach told The Commercial Appeal that if Ole Miss is interested in hiring him to replace Nutt, he isn't hard to find.

“I haven’t heard from anybody, but I’m not too hard to find,” Leach told the paper. “It’s a great job. I’m sure the (Ole Miss) administration has a certain individual it is looking for, and I’m sure they’ll find the right guy.”

As for whether or not Leach will be a target or get the job, nobody knows.

The fact of the matter is that anytime an opening is created at a program these days, Leach's name is mentioned as a replacement. Just recently he was mentioned as a candidate at Tulane, his name has come up in rumors about Arizona, and he was mentioned at places like Miami and Maryland last season as well.

He's yet to be hired anywhere, and as long as he has his current lawsuit against his former employer Texas Tech, the odds are he won't be on the sidelines anywhere. Which is a shame. Leach is one of my favorite coaches in the sport, along with one of the best, and this sport is just better off when he's a part of it.
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Since: Jun 18, 2011
Posted on: November 8, 2011 7:26 pm
 

Mike Leach interested in Ole Miss job

Leach made Tech better than they ever were.  They haven't been much of a team since.  He thinks differently, and he has the ability to transfer his thoughts into actionable offence.  Any team, er...  most teams would find Leach an improvement.  My question is how will ESPN try to block the deal?



Since: May 8, 2010
Posted on: November 8, 2011 6:32 pm
 

Mike Leach interested in Ole Miss job

Agreed think of what he couldve done at Ole Miss with Eli Manning and Elis career if he developed his spread offense with Manning under center.




Since: Sep 29, 2006
Posted on: November 8, 2011 6:26 pm
 

Mike Leach interested in Ole Miss job

You wont be saying that after the ass whoopin you barners get this weekend.



Since: Jan 18, 2007
Posted on: November 8, 2011 6:25 pm
 

Mike Leach interested in Ole Miss job

Mike Leach turned around a school in the Big 12 South, so I doubt he's afraid of the SEC West.  It will be tough, but I bet he could do it given enough time.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 8, 2011 5:44 pm
 

Mike Leach interested in Ole Miss job

Mike Leach is a douche bag and any school that hires him deserves all the turmoil they will get. 



Since: Feb 24, 2010
Posted on: November 8, 2011 5:29 pm
 

Mike Leach interested in Ole Miss job

As an Auburn fan, I hope Georgia gives Mark Richt a lifetime contract.



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: November 8, 2011 5:05 pm
 

Mike Leach interested in Ole Miss job

Leach would be a great hire for Ole Miss at this point.  While I am not a fan of his, I do think he brings a lot to the table when it comes to exciting football.  I think he will end up at some sort of middle of the road BCS team and Ole Miss could be it.  No coach that is thinking of winning a NC is going to Ole Miss, but Leach clearly would.  They should make the call. 



Since: Mar 7, 2011
Posted on: November 8, 2011 4:48 pm
 

Mike Leach interested in Ole Miss job

I heard Penn State has an opening.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: November 8, 2011 4:36 pm
 

Mike Leach interested in Ole Miss job

To get Leach yuou have to fire your medical staff however.  What to do...



Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: November 8, 2011 4:32 pm
 

Mike Leach interested in Ole Miss job

Richt is fired?  He has one bad year and everyone over reacts.  Have you heard, it looks like Georgia just might win the SEC East this year.  Of course, they will get wiped by LSU in the championship game, but c'mon...fire Richt.  Would be a bad move on Georgia's part.


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