Texas Tech Red Raiders head coach Mike Leach during the game with the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium. Leach was fired as coach. Texas Tech won 31-10. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-US PRESSWIRE

New 'Friday Night Lights' Movie Could Include Mike Leach Storyline

The plot of an upcoming Friday Night Lights movie could relate to Washington State coach Mike Leach's Texas Tech tribulations.

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New 'Friday Night Lights' Movie: Leaked* Script Reveals Mike Leach Storyline

* Totally not leaked, of course. But the new Friday Night Lights movie is believed to feature a plot sort of based on the tale of Mike Leach and Craig James, so here's our best guess.


New 'Friday Night Lights' Movie Is On, Could Feature Mike Leach Plot

Yes, they're making another Friday Night Lights movie. This one's based on the TV show that was based on the book, not based on the book, as the Billy Bob Thornton movie was. It's kind of like how the Big East still plays football. Not trying to be mean.

From a Details interview, via Washington State blog Coug Center, here's creator Peter Berg.

DETAILS: People can't wait. There was a report about the movie that saying it would focus on Coach Taylor and that the story was inspired by Mike Leach, the former Texas Tech coach who was accused of locking a kid in a closet. What about that story resonates with you?

PETER BERG: I put Leach in a little cameo in Friday Night Lights and I started to become friends with him, and then he got fired. I really studied that entire situation-his getting fired and the accusations made against him by Adam James, and the pressure that his father, Craig James, put on Leach, using his ESPN bully pulpit. Craig James is a fucking scumbag, helicopter dad-and everything wrong with the culture I observed in Texas. Mike Leach never put that kid in a closet. The kid admitted it. It was a total lie. Now Mike Leach has the Washington State University job and he's got carte blanche. It's a great comeback story.

Later in that interview, Connie Britton, who plays Tami Taylor on the show, jokes about getting drunk and naked, which is all right with everybody, I'm pretty sure.

A Mike Leach movie, maybe, you guys! Really hope the villain is named James Craig or Threepercent Inthepolls or Ericdickerson Wassmu'sonlyrunningback. (That's Samoan.)

For more on Wazzu football, visit Washington State blog Coug Center, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes and SB Nation Seattle.

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