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2/19/09

Fans react to news of Leach's contract deal

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Fans reacted quickly when news broke Thursday afternoon about Leach's new contract deal and NewsChannel 11 cameras were on the Texas Tech campus to get reaction.

Since the contract talks started, fans support has been overwhelmingly in favor of the pirate-loving coach, and Friday the consensus among the students we talked with was primarily relief and happiness. "I'm real excited I think Mike Leach is the best thing that ever happened to Texas Tech football. I'm glad they came to an agreement," said Tech student Jeremy Davis.

"Everyone here loves him. He's kind of an icon," said Tech student Bobby Pondt. In fact, many season ticket-holders agreed and questioned whether or not they would keep their seats if Leach left.

Fans have already posted their response to Thursday's announcement on various websites. Some we read stated:

  • Great...I'm renewing my season tickets already!!
  • Congratulations. The hard work on both sides has overcome their own stubborness.
  • Look out Big 12, the mad man is staying.
  • Hopefully this is behind us and the Red Raiders can get on with football.

2/19/09
Leach and Texas Tech new contract details
In live news conference Thursday at 6 p.m., Mike Leach and Texas Tech announce the details of a new 5-year deal.

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