"We talked about not listening to our fat, little girlfriends," he said. "We said we're not going to compare [Kansas State] scores. Well, ha, ha, ha. Hee, hee, hee. I'd like to have a dollar for every time somebody said how many points we’re going to score. It's all a bunch of crap. We got what we deserved. … If it was easy, I'd be coaching the Swedish bikini team."
Leach was still steamed on Monday.
"As coaches, we failed to make our coaching points more compelling than [the players'] fat little girlfriends," he said. "Fat little girlfriends have some obvious advantages. For one thing, their fat little girlfriends are telling them what they want to hear, which is how great you are and how easy it's going to be."
Next up is a home game against Kansas.
"As coaches, we have to solve our failure on reaching them, and the players have to listen," Leach said. "I'm willing to go to fairly amazing lengths to try to make that happen. I don't know if I'll be successful this week or not, but I am going to try and there will be some people inconvenienced, and if it happens to be their fat little girlfriends, too bad."
Kansas' Mark Mangino, making note of Leach's comments, thinks we should all lighten up.
"We're really uptight in society," Mangino said. "We're really politically correct. I love watching Joe Paterno's press conferences. We watch them on tape. I think they're the best. He is the king of college football. He can say anything he wants, and I love it. He's earned the right to do that. I sit there and I say, 'Jeez, if I said something like that, I'd have to apologize.'
"We need a little bit of that. We're too uptight in this society. We need to loosen up and have some fun and not everybody take everything so literally. I don't want to get into the girls. We'll leave that to Mike. I'll focus on football. I got my hands full doing that."