Mike Leach, the pirate-loving offensive genius who guided Texas Tech to perhaps its finest football season in school history last year, has been suspended from the team’s Jan. 2 Alamo bowl game because, according to ESPN’s Joe Schad, Leach allegedly “isolated a player in a dark closet for not practicing with a concussion.” The suspension is being called “indefinite.”
Leach has had issues in Lubbock this season, but if Schad’s sources are accurate, these are much more serious and Leach could get Mangino’d. Kansas forced coach Mark Mangino to resign earlier this month for alleged mistreatment of players. South Florida’s Jim Leavitt is under investigation for allegedly striking a player. And now Leach is embroiled in a scandal. Sports Illustrated and ESPN will be racing to see who can churn out the trend piece quicker.