Texas Tech suspends football coach Leach

Texas Tech suspends football coach Leach

There are 5 comments on the Carlsbad Current-Argus story from Dec 28, 2009, titled Texas Tech suspends football coach Leach. In it, Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that:

Texas Tech suspended Mike Leach on Monday while the school investigated complaints from receiver Adam James and his family about how the coach treated the player after a concussion.

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just the facts

Mayhill, NM

#1 Dec 28, 2009
People wonder why college tuition cost so much, its to pay for coaches, the millions to win. Its all about national titles not education.
cavemen 27

United States

#2 Dec 28, 2009
just the facts wrote:
People wonder why college tuition cost so much, its to pay for coaches, the millions to win. Its all about national titles not education.
thats not the reason why... tuition is expensive at schools whose football and basketball teams both suck.... college education is in big demand so the tuition will go up everywhere regardless of how good the athletic programs are......
PlacitasRoy

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Dec 29, 2009
Just a couple of paragraphs from WaPo:
"A recent NCAA report noted that even football-generated revenue does not cover the operating cost of the football team at 44 percent of the institutions playing major-college football. Such figures would be worse if the millions in debt for stadium improvements and other facility enhancements were included. These are hardly profit centers at most institutions.

Now, consider all this in an environment where athletics costs are escalating at all but a few institutions while academic budgets are being cut and student fees and tuition are being raised. NCAA data show that the rate of increase in athletics spending in Division I programs is three to four times greater than the rate of increase for academic budgets. That is neither acceptable nor sustainable. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...
Army of One

Edgewood, NM

#4 Dec 29, 2009
The coach has a bright future interrogating prisoners at GITMO.
cavemen 27

United States

#5 Jan 2, 2010
wow a great coach who has a successful program gets fired because of a player's parent playing politics and influencing certain indiviudals within the institution.... that sounds so familiar... oh wait that happened in Carlsbad in 2004, and look how that turned out.... even with that Alamo Bowl win things dont look good for the Red Raiders in the coming years.....

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