FOOTBALL: Looking at Leach

Ole Miss has has three encounters with Mike Leach. The Rebels defeated Oklahoma 27-25 in the 1999 Independence Bowl as he served as the OU offensive coordinator for one season.

In two seasons against Leach at Texas Tech, the Rebels are 0-2, losing 42-28 in 2002 in Lubbock and 49-45 in the return game to Oxford the following season.

Leach didn’t invent the spread offense, but he has perfected it.

He is 76-39 in nine seasons at Tech. The Red Raiders have won at least eight games for seven straight seasons and have never failed to reach a bowl game under Leach.

He made $1.75 million this season and has been offered a five-year extension worth $12.1 million.

He has not signed the extension, but AD Gerald Myers thinks that will take place soon and that he won’t have a coach in limbo during preparation for the Cotton Bowl.

— PA


3 Responses to “FOOTBALL: Looking at Leach”

  1. rebel2011 Says:

    wasn’t that win against oklahoma the last loss for them before going on something like a 20 game winning streak? Or was that another game?

  2. djrebel Says:

    That may have been the case, but I’m not sure. I was still on the MSU beat at the time.

    — PA

  3. m4rebs Says:

    That’s correct 2011. We beat them on a Les Binkley 49 yard FG on December 31, 1999, then they won the 2000 National Championship in the 2001 Orange Bowl. Josh Hypel was their QB, both years. I think they lost in 2001 to Texas or Oklahoma State and then got dra-zilled by Arkansas in the 2002 Cotton Bowl, out of nowhere. Good times there. My wife and I spent the night in Shrevport, thinking the Y2K bug may bite us at the stroke of midnight.

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