Former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach says he’s interested in the opening at Ole Miss, according to the Commercial Appeal. The Ole Miss position became open after Houston Nutt’s firing on Monday.
No one from Ole Miss has contacted Leach but that hasn’t stopped him from making his interests known publically.
“I haven’t heard from anybody, but I’m not too hard to find,” Leach told the paper. “It’s a great job. I’m sure the (Ole Miss) administration has a certain individual it is looking for, and I’m sure they’ll find the right guy.”
Leach, who has 23-years of coaching experience, hasn’t coached in two years. He currently hosts college football talk shows for CBS College Sports and Sirius satellite radio. The 50-year-old coached for 10 seasons at Texas Tech where he had an 84-43 record. Known for his pass offenses, Leach never had a losing season and took the Red Raiders to a bowl game every year.
Texas Tech fired Leach when he refused to apologize to receiver Adam Jones, for “…actions that put James at risk for further injury,” according to school officials.