Instead of chillin' out during his team's bye week, Texas Tech coach Mike Leach will fly to ESPN's headquarters in Bristol, Conn., and wash a few cars.
Well, Leach won't exactly be washing cars at ESPN.
"That's just the term ESPN uses,'' Tech spokesman Chris Cook said. "He'll hit all of the ESPN talks shows -- the TV and radio shows _ in one day. So he'll be live on every ESPN radio show, College Football Live, First Take.
"He'll just kind of go from studio to studio. Just kind of go up and down the studios, do the shows, break for lunch and keep going.''
Leach will perform all this "Car Wash'' action on Monday, because after hosting Kansas on Saturday, the Red Raiders won't play again until a Nov. 14 game at Oklahoma State.
"It's a pretty neat deal,'' said Cook, noting that former Tech wide receiver Michael Crabtree experienced ESPN's car wash last spring after he declared for the NFL Draft. "They do it with different people each week.
"It's a good opportunity for Coach Leach and for Tech.''
Pro golfer Rocco Mediate, former New York Yankee great Bernie Williams, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, actor Drew Carey, pro boxer Bernard Hopkins, New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck, rapper Lil' Wayne, WWE champion John Cena and the Harlem Globetrotters are some of the folks who have beeen through ESPN's car wash.
With so many shows, what's the over-and-under on how many times Leach's "fat little girfriends'' remarks comes up? Stay tuned.
_ Dwain Price