Leach to Call Games for CBS College Sports
FILE- In this Sept. 19, 2009, file photo, Texas Tech coach Mike Leach looks on during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Texas in Austin, Texas.Texas Tech has fired football coach Mike Leach. The school handed a termination letter to Leach's attorney, Ted Liggett, on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, just before the two sides were to appear in a Lubbock, Texas, courtroom for a hearing on the coach's suspension. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Former Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach will call games on television as he pursues a lawsuit over his firing from the school.
Cable network CBS College Sports announced Monday that Leach will work as an analyst this season.
Texas Tech fired Leach Dec. 30, two days after suspending him amid allegations he mistreated a player with a concussion. Leach has denied mistreating the player, and his lawyers have suggested he was fired because he was due to receive an $800,000 bonus Dec. 31.
Leach sued the school, claiming he is owed $9 million because of breach of contract.
Leach will work with play-by-play announcer Roger Twibell on CBS College Sports, which airs Mountain West, Conference USA and service academy games.
Published at 11:22 AM CDT on Aug 16, 2010
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