Rally to be held in support of Mike Leach - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/15/09

Rally to be held in support of Mike Leach

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Tuesday some of Texas Tech's biggest football fans will host a rally to show support for Mike Leach.   

The rally comes as a follow up to the Mike Leach Texas Tech saga which involves new stipulations in Leach's contract. It includes a proposal which would cost Tech a maximum of $4.4 million should they change coaches in the first year.

NewsChannel 11 spoke with Irene Howell, the organizer of Tuesday's rally, and she said she believes Leach's contribution to Tech is worth considering when it comes to his contract.  "The important thing to look at is what Mike Leach with his leadership at Tech, the Red Raider team this year, the excitement, the enthusiasm, the robust economy that Tech and Lubbock have experienced on behalf of that success, have been a major impact," she said.

She continued to say she believes Tuesday's deadline for an absolute answer is too soon, and she hopes the rally will help calm minds prevail in negotiation of the contract. "It appears that what he wants is not extraordinary compared to other coaches of his caliber," Howell said.

The rally will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, at the football office, east of the Jones AT&T Stadium. It will precede the deadline imposed by the athletic department at 5 p.m. Howell said she encourages everyone who supports Mike Leach to participate.

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