Leach's Misstep Could Wreck Tech's Class

Highly coveted quarterback, other top players might be looking elsewhere

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    Mike Leach is in hot water. How will it affect Texas Tech?

    I should state for the interest of full disclosure that I'm a graduate of the fine Texas Tech University in God's Country, otherwise known as West Texas.

    I should also state that I've always been a huge fan of Mike Leach's and the fun, quirkiness that he brings to college football.

    But the news coming out on Monday -- if true -- is really inexcusable, and I'd fully expect the eccentric pirate to be canned sooner rather than later.

    Here's a memo to Leach: If you're going to pick on a player, try not to pick on one whose father is a famous commentator for a major network.

    So where does this leave Tech's recruiting class? The Red Raiders have the 24th-ranked class for 2010 according to recruiting Web site Rivals.com, including record-setting Denton Ryan quarterback Scotty Young, who was voted the Associated Press Texas Player of the Year last week.

    The 2010 group also includes Southlake Carroll defensive end Jackson Richards, who like Young, is a four-star recruit.

    With Leach's high-flying offense in place, the recruiting class is a fairly specialized, specific one looking for certain types of players. Will that change if a new coach is brought in? Who really knows. As a follower of Tech football, I can tell you Baylor's Art Briles will be on top of a short list of guys to replace Leach if he does get fired or resigns like Kansas' Mark Mangino did a few weeks back under similar circumstances.

    Adam Boedeker is a sports writer/award-winning blogger for the Denton Record-Chronicle. He's sad about what is bound to happen.