FORT WORTH, Texas -- A pair of locker-room postgame rants by Mike Leach last season has reached the Internet and puts the former Texas Tech coach in a negative light.
The profanity-laced incidents occurred after a 42-21 home win over Kansas on Oct. 31 and a 20-13 victory over Baylor on Nov. 28 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. Orangebloods.com obtained the videos, which were recorded by a Texas Tech film crew, under the Texas Open Records Act.
After the regular-season finale against Baylor, Leach is seen using profanity and apparently threatening to take players' scholarships away.
"There are a couple of you guys that your current living situation is going to change," Leach said. "We've got several of you, particularly on offense, all you do is pull mediocrity out of one another. Well, you're going to live somewhere else. Last time I checked we're paying the (expletive) bills."
After the narrow win over Baylor, Leach told his players that they played as if they were better than a lot of opponents. He particularly singled out the losses to Texas (34-24), Houston (29-28) and Texas A&M (52-30).
"We played Texas A&M," Leach said, "and we lost our (expletive) because we thought we were too good to play Texas (expletive) A&M."
Leach also didn't appreciate losing to Texas in the third game of the season.
"We played at Texas close and everybody's mommas and daddies are telling them how great they played because we played them close," Leach said. "We didn't play them close. We lost the (expletive) game to the University of Texas, and we should have won the (expletive)."
After the win over Kansas, Leach felt his team didn't give a full effort. He even referred to some of his players as "God squad guys."
"What does God say? 'If you're lukewarm, I'll spew you out,' " Leach said. "If you're a defensive player, I don't need one side of the brain on playing defense and one side thinking, 'Oh, gee, I wonder this, I wonder that. I wonder the other thing.' No, no. Screw that.
"Your whole head's got to be on defense. Your whole head has to be on offense. Your whole head for that play has to be on special teams. If you're not doing that, you guys who are throwing the book (Bible) around all the time, you're defying the book."
Leach is involved in a breach of contract lawsuit against Texas Tech, claiming the university unlawfully fired him Dec. 30 while he was in the first year of a five-year, $12.7 million contract. Because of a court-ordered gag order, neither Leach nor any parties involved in the suit can comment about the videos.