Texas Tech's Mike Leach isn't backing down from comments made about Stephen McGee after the former Texas A&M quarterback was selected in the fourth round of the NFL draft.
"The Dallas Cowboys like him more than his coaches at A&M did," Leach said.
Enter A&M coach Mike Sherman, who said: "Coach Leach is in no position to comment about my relationship with Stephen McGee."
McGee not only backed Sherman, but former Aggie coach Dennis Franchione, who recruited him to College Station: "If I had a son today and he was a college quarterback, I would send him to coach Sherman or coach Fran without any doubt, without any question, first and foremost."
Leach heard about the comments Monday night and responded: "There's been far more rhetoric around this than I ever would have expected. Under the best of circumstances, there is some variance in how people assess and discuss quarterbacks because everybody is looking for different things. ... But based on all the fuss and commotion on this, I can't help but wonder what round coach Sherman would have drafted Stephen McGee, given the fact he was once a head coach in the NFL."
Would Leach apologize?
"I'm not sorry for what I said. I'm sorry if they feel offended."
Leach also took a shot at Cleveland Brown coach Eric Mangini, who he blamed for labeling Michael Crabtree a diva.
"Michael Crabtree has been more successful as a receiver than that guy has a coach at this point. ... Part of the reason is [Crabtree] too shy to be like that."
Leach added: "My definition of a diva is someone who's loud and self-absorbed. Michael Crabtree is the furthest thing from loud that I've seen."