Big 12: Detroit Lions
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Buried deep in Detroit News columnist Bob Wojnowski's Big 12 column earlier this week is a line from his radio partner, Mike Stone, of WDFN in Detroit extolling Texas Tech coach Mike Leach taking over the Detroit Lions.
Wojnowski's comment was that it would be a joke for Leach to come to Detroit.
I agree with him, but the other way around.
I know the NFL has a certain appeal to coaches, mainly because of megabuck salaries. But I can't see Leach having any interest in trying to clean up Matt Millen's mess. Daunte Culpepper and Drew Stanton as his quarterbacks might make Leach retreat into his coaching bunker and never come out.
This idea is taking the notion of a bailout for Detroit to outlandish stretches.
I know firsthand that Lubbock isn't a garden spot. But Detroit? You've got to be kidding me.
Leach might be quirky, off-beat and all that. But not so much so that I could ever imagine him in Hawaiian Blue and Silver.
BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
Final Marshall 52 Northern Illinois 23 Final Navy 17 San Diego State 16
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State