Mike Leach proved unconventional to the end. The Texas Tech coach and pirate captain got thrown overboard Wednesday, fired after what began this week as a one-player mutiny.
Texas Tech will explain its decision. The university that overlooked Bob Knight’s methods of handling players in order to have him revive its basketball program suddenly has become the Amnesty International of the NCAA.
The lawyers will do battle. Leach’s attorney already has announced plans to contest the university’s stance that it has terminated Leach “with cause,” which means Texas Tech would not owe him a $1.6 million settlement.