I don't know why there's all this hyperbole Gerald of Myers' "tarnished legacy".
Sure, there will be a bunch of Leach nerds, and national media types with no grasp on the real situation who believe Myers is a Grinch-like figure who stomped Leach out, but in reality, life is much more of a two way street, and it shouldn't be taht easy to dismiss this situation.
I know it's been revisited ad nauseum, but he was more than lenient with Mike Leach for quite some time. Was Mike Leach an extremely successful coach? Yes. Did he bring notoriety to the University? Sure. But he also went well beyond what most would put up with from a coach, employee, gridiron figurehead (whatever you want to look at Leach as), and although it was clear from state-seized emails that Gerald Myers wanted Leach out long before the Adam James incident, it wasn't by his choosing. Mike Leach's behavior over time had forced the hand of an Athletic Director not looking for a way out, but looking toward a better future for his program.
Mike Leach did indeed help Gerald Myers build that future, but Myers, among others realized, as with everything else in life there's a breaking point. That incident should not define his tenure as head of Texas Tech athletics, because over half a century of proven service says otherwise.