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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Have Leach, Sherman made up? You decide

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

IRVING, Texas -- Texas Tech coach Mike Leach has taken a few verbal potshots at Texas A&M over the years, most recently with his pointed criticism of the Aggies' coaching staff after the Dallas Cowboys drafted A&M quarterback Stephen McGee in the fourth round of the NFL draft.

Leach, if you remember, professed his excitement after McGee was drafted into the NFL.

"I'm happy for Stephen McGee," Leach said after the draft. "The Dallas Cowboys like him more than his coaches at A&M did."

A&M coach Mike Sherman didn't want to rehash the incident when he appeared on Monday, telling reporters only that he and Leach had "a good conversation" when they met during the conference's coaches meetings in Phoenix in May.

Leach had little more to say during his appearance at the Big 12 media day.

"I have the utmost respect for Mike Sherman and Texas A&M," Leach said Wednesday. "Some statements needed to be made, but I don't have any problems. I never had a problem."  

And Leach also said he had no regrets about his comments.

Whether there was an apology or just conversation about Leach's comments between the two South Division coaches, I guess we'll never know.

But it only adds to one of the nation's most intriguing rivalries when the two bitter foes meet Oct. 24 in Lubbock.