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Mike Leach Attends Cowboys Practice, Pokes Fun At Craig James' Senate Run

Time hasn't done much to soften Leach's views on Craig James



    Former Texas Tech head football coach Mike Leach dropped by the Cowboys’ practice on Thursday, and if you were wondering, he’s still not the biggest Craig James fan.

    Leach was fired following the Red Raiders’ 2009 season, after a fiasco involving James’ concussed son, a storage shed, and widespread accusations that James himself had used his (then) position at ESPN to influence the decision to get rid of Leach.

    So Leach, now the head coach at Washington, was more than happy to oblige when reporters asked him for his thoughts on James’ ill-fated campaign for US Senate (James got just 4 percent of the vote in the Texas Republican primary).

    “Well, I think the results were about what everybody expected. I share the same opinion that 97 percent of the others do,” said Leach, per the Dallas Morning News. “As a matter of fact, they had this poll in the Dallas Morning News who would have won between he and I and I’m proud to say that me and the public have as much in common.”

    Leach, who was in Texas on his way to a football camp at McMurry University in Abilene, would also like to remind folks that he hasn’t been paid for the 2009 season--just another source of friction between he and the University that once embraced him.

    “Well, I’m trying to collect my money, absolutely,” Leach said. “If you work all this year and at the end you don’t get paid, you’ll probably try to get your money I would think. It’s obviously like your word is your [bond], you shake someone’s hand, and that should be the case and I have a signed document that says I’m certainly due for 2009.”

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