Eccentric Leach ready to lead Red Raiders to ultimate treasure

Updated: May 7, 2008, 4:06 PM ET
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach ripped the plastic wrapper from his newest pirate flag and carefully unfolded it to reveal an image of a blood-red skeleton on a black background.

"It's kind of a semi-perfect Red Raider flag, but he's not my favorite guy," Leach said of Edward Low, the notorious 18th-century pirate who was known to savagely torture his victims before killing them. "But can't you imagine? There's some guy sitting on the ship deck, who has ...

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