Texas Tech coach Mike Leach went off on his team Saturday night after a 52-30 loss to Texas A&M. The Red Raiders, coming off victories against Kansas State (66-10) and Nebraska (31-10), were 22-point favorites over the Aggies, who had lost the previous week to the Wildcats, 62-14.
"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."
"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."
Mike Leach's decision to indefinitely suspend Brandon Carter and strip the popular offensive lineman of his captaincy is being roundly booed by Texas Tech fans, and it's becoming increasingly clear there is a deep level of discontent between the coach and his players.
Carter was actually the first to break the news, announcing it Sunday on his Twitter page: "I am not a captain anymore and will not be playing this week. Good luck red raiders ill still be cheering on my family from the stands!!:)"
Hours later, linebacker Marlon Williams, the team's leading tackler, wrote on his Twitter page, "Wondering why I'm still in this meeting room when the head coach can't even be on time to his on (sic) meeting."
Leach was asked Monday about Williams' comment. "Anybody that's a malcontent doesn't stay around here very long, because we've got a pretty good line of recruits that are fully willing to replace him. Interestingly enough, he doesn't have a Twitter page anymore."
That's because hours earlier, Leach banned his players from using the popular social networking site.
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