Texas Tech May Just Fire Mike Leach Anyway?

According to ESPN's Joe Schad (so, take this with about a deer lick of salt), the Mike Leach-Texas Tech imbroglio may not even come down to a court hearing -- because the university may be firing him for cause no matter what happens:

People close to the situation tell Schad, reporting on the network's Outside the Lines show this afternoon, that the university is prepared to fire the suspended head coach with cause in the next 48 hours.
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That time frame is very intriguing, though, as Leach is due an $800,000 "completion bonus" if he's the head coach after Dec. 31 of this year;  that 48-hour time frame mentioned by Schad would have the coach fired before the bonus was due, thus saving the university -- at least temporarily -- just under $1 million.

Remember the endless contract fights Leach and the University got into last winter? It's not out of the realm of possibility to assume Leach has a long list of enemies in the athletic department (and that list would begin with Gerald Myers, Texas Tech's AD, with whom Leach already has a contentious relationship), no matter how successful he's been on the field.

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