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Wood: Zaniness rampant in Big 12

"When asked if there's a dream job for him outside of Texas Tech, Leach talked about his love of Lubbock's heat without the humidity. He then invited the reporter to come visit."

Why would someone assume Texas Tech couldn't possibly be Leach's dream job, much less ask Leach about it at media day?

Think about the wasted effort on that reporters part when considering the following:

Tech is returning 8 starters on offense and 4 primary backups on O. 3 of the starters were All-Big 12 last year, 2 first team. Two of the returning OL starters are on watch lists for their positions and a WR is a preseason All-American one one list. We are adding the most prolific passing QB in Texas school boy history and a former top rated OG in the country who started 8 games at BYU as a true FR then transferred to Tech via a JUCO.

On defense, Tech is returning 5 starters from the D front 7, getting a starter and a top backup back from missing all last season injured. The new starting CB was a spot starter last year and started the OU game, where he played well. Safety is really the only question and we roll out a blue chip at one position and upgrade speed in the secondary.

Tech has their best recruiting class since 1997 and improving recruiting every year since Leach took over. Over the next 3 years, Tech will have the most talented teams since the 1070s.

All of this, and the only thing reporters could think to ask was "What would it take to get you out of here?" And Ryan Wood thinks Leach's response is zanny?

July 29, 2006 at 8:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )