The big news in the Big 12 this week was Texas Tech Mike Leach being fined a record $10,000 for criticizing the officiating in last week's loss at Texas. One of Leach's comments criticized instant replay.
With the Red Raiders leading 34-20, they got the benefit on a replay call when Oklahoma came close to scoring a touchdown on a fourth-down pass into the end zone. The replay was inconclusive but the review was handled in record time.
Maybe Leach got his money's worth.
_ Wendell Barnhouse