Team Leach rallies with advertising campaign - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/8/10

Team Leach rallies with advertising campaign

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By Brittany Pieper  - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -Team Leach supporters hope to make their message loud and clear with a new advertising campaign. You can see their digital billboards up around Lubbock with two different 10-second ads playing each minute.

"As a student, I can't do much, but as a mass body of students and community organized and well put together, we can get results," said Team Leach member, Blaze Butler. 

What started as a group on the social networking site Facebook has taken on a life of its own. "Team Leach" has more than 57,000 members, and keeps growing each day. Thursday the group started taking donations. About 24-hours later they had more than $5,000 to spend on radio ads, billboards, and a few commercials during this weekends Cowboys game.

"This is about getting the truth out of the administration and out of Texas Tech," says Butler. "People have been dancing around the bush for awhile and we just want to get the answers. What happened, when it happened, and how it happened."  

The advertisements ask Leach supporters to join together for a rally on Thursday, January 14th at 1:00 p.m. at Memorial Circle on the Tech Campus.

The support reaches past the Texas Tech campus. Team Leach supporters made an appearance for the third time in a week on national television during The Today Show on Friday morning. 

Team Leach supporters say this is not about revenge, and they still support the team. "The title of our organization has nothing to do with the smearing of any other coaches. We are 100% behind Ruffin McNeil and the Raider Nation as well as anybody else that might possibly be the head coach next year of this football team," said Butler. 

However, they also don't plan on backing down until they get the answers they think they deserve.

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