FanShot

Texas Tech coach Mike Leach indicated during his national signing day news conference Wednesday...

7

Texas Tech coach Mike Leach indicated during his national signing day news conference Wednesday that he and the university are at impasse in contract talks. Leach has two years remaining on his current contract, but two months of negotiations on a new deal have led nowhere. "The money’s never been issue with the contract, not for quite some time,’’ Leach said. "The biggest thing with the contract is after about a year of negotiating, four items were presented that weren’t part of the original agreement and that aren’t acceptable, that we won’t agree to, so that’s what’s holding it up. But the money’s not the issue.’’ Leach was offered a five-year, $12.1-million contract on Dec. 4. Asked if his and Tech’s being unable to reach agreement was used against the Red Raiders in recruiting, Leach said, "There’s some. Yeah, absolutely that existed.’’

Leach calls items in contract not acceptable : Red Raiders