What kind of weird ass random question is that to ask? I think TT would have been more widely criticized for a rush to judgment, and their decision more transparently financial, had he acted with a degree of restraint at the outset. Now if Leach was just being an asshole and told the trainers to lock him in the room and leave him there, then that's a no-no. There is plenty of circumstantial evidence neither Craig or Adam James liked the playing time Adam was receiving and plenty of evidence the contract negotiations with Leach left a bitter taste in the school's mouth last year. He was and involved in goofy controversies his one year as an SEC head coach. There are some pretty scummy guys on that list, and mid 90's Huggins was as scummy as any of them, but being a coaching douche requires a little something extra. The Lubbock newspaper equated Craig James to a little-league dad, calling daily to complain or demand something.
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Secondly, we don't know the facts here fully. Newer Post Older Post Home. I have a weird feeling the same players who came out and spoke out against Mike Leach are the same ones who are ESPN and the AP's "sources" on this situation. Kiffin is an absolute classless act and a total jerk. There is plenty of circumstantial evidence neither Craig or Adam James liked the playing time Adam was receiving and plenty of evidence the contract negotiations with Leach left a bitter taste in the school's mouth last year.
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The only question is who has more bullets in their gun. Leach brought this on himself - his attitude has been terrible from the get-go. Especially if the dad is a former pro athlete and has a cushy ESPN job. It would be nice to see Washington State at the rose bowl again. The toughest challenge with Leach at Ole Miss would be keeping him away from the Grove pre-game. Maybe he should have handled the situation differently, but I don't think the way James was treated would have caused his concussion to be worse.
Now consigning someone to a garage on the pretext of his having a concussion because you don't like the way he carried himself at practice is, to me, excessive. Even with some of the people I played against in High School. No one can explain to us why Lovie Smith is the head coach at Illinois? I don't see how putting him in a darkened room with AC in Lubbock, TX is any kind of a mistreatment for someone who is diagnosed with a concussion and is so sensitive to light that they need sunglasses while at practice. What, does the James family include someone that defended the Alamo? Leach did not have James prove he was really injured by forcing him to engage in tackling drills without a helmet. I remember my coach grabbing our facemasks while yelling at us.