A new lawsuit aims to get more clarity into the firing of former Texas Tech Head Coach Mike Leach.

Mike Leach during his tenure as Texas Tech's head football coach. (Jamie Squire, Getty Images)

The lawsuit essentially claims that Texas Tech was involved in some skullduggery surrounding Leach's firing in 2009. I could, of course, use the legal terms, but there's really no point. The problem is that this continues to be an open sore for Texas Tech, and it could drive potential coaches and talent away.

There's more than enough money at stake here for this to continue to be a problem. Coach Leach is not going to let it go, and as long as he's in the limelight, this issue is going to come up.

You and I live in a world where there are more people than jobs. High-profile coaching isn't like that. A successful coach can, for the most part, pick and choose where they want to go. As long as someone is claiming that Texas Tech ripped them off, coaches will be apprehensive about coming here.

Texas Tech needs to find a way to resolve this with clarity and fairness. Beating Leach in court, by what some see as a technicality, didn't really seem to do that.


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