Forget about the cultural fit or if Leach could work with the powers that be at BC. The biggest reason that BC nor any BCS program will hire Leach is because of the ongoing ESPN lawsuit. That makes him untouchable. No smart school is going to alienate their largest PR arm, their biggest source of revenue, and the outlet that controls its kickoff times like that. The ACC will also strongly pressure any ACC school to avoid Leach as long as the suit is open and our TV deal is still in the works. Is that fair? Probably not. Is it illegal? Maybe but don't see BC taking a chance on Leach when there are hundreds of other options. Because even if Leach was a sure thing and a winner, the ESPN factor and his difficult to manage reputation would not allow BC to move forward. This isn't just a Gene thing either. No one associated with BC will take this risk with this hire.
Monday, October 03, 2011
Mike Leach will never coach BC
Mike Leach would be awesome at BC. I think he would put fans in the seats, engage the Boston media, have us competing in the ACC annually and graduate his players. There is a movement among some BC fans to generate interest in the Leach-BC marriage. I hate to rain on parades, but Leach at the Heights will never happen.