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Leach's Lawsuit Against Texas Tech University Thrown Out

Former Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach had his breach-of-contract lawsuit against Texas Tech University thrown out by a Texas court of appeals earlier today.

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Texas court of appeals threw out the coach's breach-of-contract claim against the school for which he worked-and won-for 10 seasons. Fired a day before he was due a reported bonus of $800,000, and just months after he'd landed a hard-won contract extension from the school, Leach has tried in vain since then to recoup severe financial losses while working hard to land a new head coaching job and repair his reputation.

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Leach went 84-43 as head coach of the Red Raiders, including going 5-4 in bowl games. Texas Tech finished in the final Top 25 polls on five occasions under Leach, with their highest end-of-season ranking coming in 2008, finishing 12th. 

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Leach had been looking to return to coaching college football, but that opportunity has passed him by for this year. According to The Sporting News, Leach's agent said it's a possibility the former head coach would head to the NFL to become an offensive coordinator. 

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Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.