Saturday, December 03, 2005

Mike Leach, innovative football coach

Texas Tech Head Football Coach Mike Leach makes the big time in a cover profile in the New York Times Magazine.

By changing the geometry of the game, and pushing the limits of space and time on the gridiron, Mike Leach of Texas Tech is taking football to some far-out places.

The piece was written by Michael Lewis, author of "Moneyball," a widely read book about Billy Beane, general manager of the Oakland Athletics baseball franchise, who's changed the way a lot of people evaluate baseball talent.
Leach, it turns out, appears to be carving out the same reputation in football, even if he does look more like the team's equipment manager rather than the head coach.

(And while we're on the topic of Texas Tech football, check out Tom Kirkendall @ Houston's Clear Thinkers and click on the video link he found. But read the NYT story first to fully appreciate it.)

[NYT Mag.]

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