Captivated by Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt's stunning athleticism? You're not alone. Bolt toyed with the competition in winning the 100- and 200-meter dashes in world-record time at the Beijing Olympics. Now the Pirate himself, Mike Leach, would like to put Jamaica on his recruiting map.
"I got to be honest, I've been thinking about recruiting Jamaica since I saw that stuff," Leach said, presumably joking (you never know with the Texas Tech coach). "I've been to Jamaica and let me tell you something ... here's the extent that I've thought about that subject, there's approximately 2.8 million people in Jamaica,which is approximately the size of the state of Iowa or Kansas, or the city of Houston.
"It's almost like the country of Jamaica is sitting there saying, 'If you would have just told us that this was important we could have won a lot of this stuff a long time ago.' "
Now if you're a Southeastern Conference coach who took note of reports last week that Bigfoot was found running around Northern Georgia, forget about it. As much as we'd enjoy seeing Phil Fulmer bump into Urban Meyer on the Bigfoot recruiting trail, it turned out to be a big hoax.
But wouldn't Bigfoot look good on the defensive line?