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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Reason #4080 to love Mike Leach

Bye bye Easy Ed?

Edward Britton, Texas Tech’s most experienced split end, was demoted before spring practice and further raised the ire of Tech coach Mike Leach this week. After Friday’s practice in 30-degree weather and a few snow flurries, Britton was sent to study classwork [at midfield on Texas Tech's practice field]. . . .

“Ed didn’t like showing up and studying at places I felt like he needed to and like the academic people asked him to, so he can go study out there on the 50-yard line,” Leach said. “We’ll take baby steps, and if he does good studying out there, we’ll decide if we’re going to actually let him practice.”

Asked if Britton was on thin ice, Leach said, “I’d say that’s accurate. All guys that don’t study are on thin ice, as far as I’m concerned.”

Leach said Britton was to remain out in the cold, studying for at least an hour and a half after his teammates had gone in for the day.

“If somehow he fails to do that, then that’ll be the last we ever hear of Easy Ed,” Leach said.

Full article
(h/t Double-T Nation)


Bird said...

Is there a difference between humiliation and discipline? Seems a little extreme but it's a helluva example for the other kids.

Anonymous said...

...this is pretty funny.

There aren't that many coaches that are very concerned with grades or graduation. That he is willing to bring up this as a way to improve Britton's grades or improve his study habits is a good thing, not a bad one.

Mr.Murder said...

Leach can be unorthodox but his approach makes the most sense in this case.