At the AAS has a $$$ quote from Leach, don't know if it has already been posted. Here's the link, regards the Tressel situation:Texas A&M's Dennis Franchione said he understood Tressel's logic, with this caveat: "Coaches are given the responsibility to vote prior to the season," Fran said, "and they should accept it very seriously and do their due diligence. We need to understand the responsibility we were given, and we should fulfill our end."
We hear you, Fran. Nor was Texas Tech's Mike Leach feeling Tressel's anguish, calling his move "sanctimonious."
"That will get me in trouble with Jim Tressel, which I guess I can live with," said Leach, the most candid coach in America. "But you guys (media) like to beat your chest and think you have some level of sanctity like without you guys, the whole ship would go down. You guys have an agenda."
You're right, Mike. Like a legitimate national championship earned on the field. For his part, Leach is pushing a big playoff format, like a 64-team tournament involving the 32 bowls, "not a squirrelly little one extra-game system, which is a joke."
Now you're talking.
Maybe we should get rid of all the bowls and all the computers and just put Mike Leach in charge. At least, we know he wouldn't abstain.