Friday, November 16, 2007

Houston's (un)Clear Thinker

Again, another case of an anti-Texas Tech voice "calling out" Coach Leach on the issue of the officiating. Gasbag Tom Kirkendall can't see the forest for the trees.

Tom should read newspapers - this was in the DMN on Monday (big thanks to one of our readers, Charles, for pointing this out to us Monday):

Without naming him, Leach took issue with referee Randy Christal, an Austin resident, working the game.

"This is the second year in a row that an Austin resident has negatively affected the integrity of the officiating," Leach said Saturday. "I think it's disturbing that Austin residents are involved in this."

In 2005, when Texas Tech defeated Oklahoma, 23-21, in Lubbock on a disputed touchdown by Taurean Henderson, the line judge in the game was Kelly Deterding of Lubbock.

When asked about that 2005 situation and if officials should be barred from working games in their hometown, Leach said, "My comments on Saturday pretty thoroughly answered that question."

On Monday, Leach said he'd like to the see the replay official be independent of the crew working on the field.

"Ideally, they wouldn't even know one another," said Leach, who on Saturday even suggested having "out-of-conference officials" work Texas-Texas Tech games.

This jewel from Tom made me sick:

Stoops' maturity is one of the many reasons that he is a better and more successful coach than Leach.

But let's be sure not to mention he's also able to recruit to one of the most successful football programs in the history of college football. Don't let a thought like that interfere with your "Clear Thinking."

Stoops is one helluva coach - no doubt about it. His "maturity level" has nothing to do with this.

Don't let the facts get in the way Tom. :wink

1 comment:

Big Head said...

Thanks for trying to F-up our title hopes Mike Leach! Oh well, OU is no mas in the BCS title game. Would have looked better to beat #2 KansASS and #3 Oklahomo, but what can you do.

Congrats on the win.