Sports gambling handicappers saw Texas Tech score a 41-31 online sports gambling win as 9.5-point favorites to end a week that began with the firing of coach Mike Leach. Leach has had considerable sports gambling success at Tech as he led the Red Raiders to bowls in all 10 of his online sports gambling seasons.
Last year Leach took the Red Raiders to a phenomenal sports book gambling ride of 11-2 straight up and a win over then number one ranked Texas. At the end, however, Leach’s sports gambling success was not enough to save his job. Reserve player Adam James turned Leach in for what James thought was abusive behavior.
James dad Craig is an analyst for ESPN and had plenty of air time to state his case. Leach was suspended and then fired within a couple of days in the week leading up to the sports gambling bowl matchup with Michigan State.
While both sides of the issue were trading stories and versions the sports gambling reality is that Texas Tech is now without the head coach that led them to one of their greatest decades of success in history. This year the Red Raiders finished the sports gambling regular season 8-4 straight up and 6-5 against the spread.
Tech had a straight up Big 12 sports gambling record of 5-3. The Red Raiders have always been respected as one of the most explosive passing attacks in all of sports gambling. This year Texas Tech ranked 4th overall in total offense, 2nd overall in passing yards, and 7th overall in scoring.
It is hard to imagine a coach matching Leach’s success at Texas Tech. The pressure will be intense for whoever replaces him. The bar has been raised at Tech but the Big 12 is as tough a league as can be found. Leach, in the meantime, will likely be a hot coaching commodity in 2010 for a team that is struggling.