Swashbuckling Leach, Red Raiders pillage Aggies

In a profession that collectively goes by the book, Texas Tech's Mike Leach goes for broke. His unconventional style worked again against Texas A&M, writes Pat Forde.

Updated: October 1, 2006, 12:18 AM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach went to the Kentucky Derby for the first time last spring. Had a great time -- with one regret.

His wife, Sharon, wore the typical wide-brimmed Derby hat. Leach abhors typical. If he had been drawing up the fashion game plan for the first Saturday in May, the missus would have gone West Texas kitsch: a big ol' sombrero, complete with velvet fringe and dangly balls.

"Wouldn't that be great?" Leach asked Saturday, after his ...

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