Texas Tech coach Mike Leach is taking some heat for making a remark about his players' significant other following last Saturday's shocking 52-30 loss to Texas A&M.
After the game, Leach wailed on about the distractions some of his players were under in the days leading up to the A&M game. He went on to say, as his team try to recover from the loss to the Aggies:
"We're going to fear no one. We're going to -- we're not going to compare scores and we're not going to listen to our fat little girlfriends.''
Leach also made another reference to the "fat little girlfriends'' in his postgame press conference, and apparently it didn't go over well with his players.
At his weekly press conference Monday, Leach acknowledged that he said what he meant and meant what he said. He also tossed some more fuel on the fire.
"No, I am not aplogizing to any of them,'' Leach said. "Absolutely not. You know we closed up that little room over there as coaches, and as coaches we failed to get through to (the players).
"It was a failure on the part of coaches and players. As coaches we failed to get through to them, and as coaches we failed to make our coaching points and our points more compelling than their fat little girlfriends.''
Leach went on to say: "Now their 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.'' And we had a bunch of people who wanted to win the football game, but nobody wanted to play the football game.
"That defies every level of work ethic that exists with regard to football. As coaches we have to solve our failure on reaching them and the players have to listen. I am willing to go to fairly amazing lengths to make that happen.''
Leach, however, won't tolerate distractions. No matter who gets hurt in the process.
"I don't know if I will be successful this week or not,'' Leach said. "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.''
-- Dwain Price