Mike Leach FIRED as head football coach - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/30/09

Mike Leach FIRED as head football coach

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - NewsChannel 11 was in the courtroom on Wednesday morning when the hearing was canceled and Mike Leach was fired. The hearing was scheduled for 10 a.m., but was delayed. The courtroom has turned into a TTU protest.

The school handed a termination letter from Texas Tech University President Guy Bailey to Leach's attorney, Ted Liggett, on Wednesday just before the two sides were to appear in a Lubbock, Texas, courtroom for a hearing on the coach's suspension.

Liggett says the letter says Leach is "terminated with cause effective immediately." Click here to see Texas Tech's response.

Attorney for Coach Mike Leach filed a petition in Lubbock on Tuesday to temporarily stop Leach's suspension. According to the petition, Mike Leach seeks that the court enter an order restraining Texas Tech University from suspending Leach from coaching the football team.

The hearing was in the 99th District Court.

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Just days before the Alamo Bowl, Mike Leach was first suspended and then terminated as head coach of the Texas Tech football team. Click here for continuing coverage.
 
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