Emails reveal plan to fire Leach - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/31/09

Emails reveal plan to fire Leach

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - New developments in the Mike Leach firing. NewsChannel 11 has obtained email correspondence between Tech Administration, primarily between Chancellor Kent Hance, Athletic Director Gerald Myers, and Athletic Booster Jim Sowell of Dallas. These emails happened one year ago, during contract negotiations with football coach Mike Leach.

Leach and the school hadn't been able to agree on a contract extension after several months of negotiations.

The emails talk about the negotiations and firing of Mike Leach. In the first email in this group, from a year ago, has Sowell recommending to Hance and Myers that Tech should stand firm in its negotiations with the coach. "You should sign a contract that would not cost us too much to fire him," Sowell wrote. "He has to have a big buyout. He has shown no loyalty."

If you would like to read these emails, click here.

NewsChannel 11 continues to follow this developing story and will bring you the latest as it becomes available.

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