Are you ready for Mike Leach on 'Friday Night Lights'?

September, 22, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin


Texas Tech coach Mike Leach took advantage of being in Austin Friday night to film a brief cameo appearance for an upcoming episode of "Friday Night Lights."

It's not known whether Leach will be playing a character or himself in the short appearance, which according to the Austin American-Statesman was filmed in an Austin-area gas station.

Producers of the show have been wanting to include him for the past several months. Texas football coach Mack Brown and men's basketball coach Rick Barnes have made appearances in previous shows in the series.

Leach likely will appear on the second show of the season which will debut Oct. 28.

Appearing on the show apparently was important enough for Leach to forego his traditional Friday night trip to the movies on the night before a game. His team played the Longhorns last week.

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