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Leach / TTech article at NBC Sports.com

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/27437093/

Walters: Unconventional Leach has teams scared

Texas Tech's Leach never played football, but proves he can coach it OPINION By John Walters updated 12:47 p.m. ET, Wed., Oct. 29, 2008

 

Whoever coined the term "conventional wisdom" was an idiot.

Wisdom, after all, is rare. And genius, its well-heeled cousin, is almost always unconventional — at first.

Mike Leach, the college football coach who never played a down of college football, is beginning to scare people. On Saturday night, Leach’s Red Raiders (8-0 and ranked No. 6 in the AP poll) host top-ranked Texas (also 8-0) in what has become a weekly occurrence in the Lone Star State this autumn, the college football game of the year. This weekend, however, more than just the nation’s top ranking is at stake.

A paradigm shift hangs in the balance.

For most of this decade, Mike Leach has fielded a Texas Tech team whose offense posted numbers that were shockingly spectacular. Five of the 13 most prolific passing yardage seasons in the history of college football, after all, have been produced by one of Leach’s quarterbacks in the previous five seasons.

[Note by Seth C, 10/30/08 12:02 PM CDT ] I hate doing this, but it's bad mojo to copy and paste an entire article, so I've redacted it, but feel free to visit the link above. 

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