I don’t mean to look back, because we have our coach and it's done, but I just listened to Leach talk on Dan Patrick. Dan flat out missed on Leach. He is so impressive and has that brio and bravado. No bullshit, get it done, “my coaches are out recruiting and I’m in the hotel looking at recruiting film as it comes in and out.” 8 top 10 offensive finishes in his years at Texas Tech from ‘00-’09. Mike Leach knows how to run a division 1 football team.
Dan is so conscientious and overzealous about improprieties and looking after the overly idealistic, mysterious UCLA Morgan center closed door scrupulous NCAA image, that he missed on this diamond in the rough pirate. The James thing was a non-issue. How do you hire Neuheisel with his past and then pass on Leach. Both have been implicated by the NCAA with violations, possible violations, and Leach has been vindicated. Big miss by Dan considering who he missed, passed up on, and now the unexperienced college coaching hire in Mora. Rick was on ice in the same way, having not coached in years.
And he hired a guy who clearly won’t know what he’s doing as college coach for months, as he’s never coached college football. I could understand the NFL to college risk if he hired a guy like Josh McDaniels or other promising NFL coordinator with no college experience, because THEY HAVE PROMISE! But he hired someone who’s been out of game for years, was mediocre while in the game, and never coached college.
Leach already knows what to do, I can tell. He’s talking in specifics and Mora was talking in these latitudes Monday. And, if I have the money like Mora does and the direction, I could hire Klemm, Mazzone, etc. I will be irritated until we see final product on field. 12 MILLION DOLLARS to someone unproven. Some bold risk that was.
And for those who might read this and think it's detrimental to the program, well sorry, I’m upset. We need a revolution with that athletic department of ours.