Texas Tech Will Honor Mike Leach With Bowl Game Helmets

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Texas Tech will rock a special helmet decal in honor of former coach Mike Leach.

Leach passed away at the age of 61 after suffering a heart attack, and we’ve seen lots of different programs honor him in their own ways.

Now, his old program will join the club in the Texas Bowl against Ole Miss. The Red Raiders will wear helmets featuring a Jolly Roger decal with a skull and two swords to honor Leach. The coach was known as the Pirate among college football fans.

Mike Leach continues to be honored after his death.

The fact so many teams are going out of their way to honor Leach tells you everything you need to know about the impact he left on people.

The former Mississippi State coach was a legendary character who just happened to also coach football. Who Mike Leach was as a person is why he was so beloved.

Leach was unapologetically himself, and in today’s world, that’s incredibly rare. Now, his former program will honor him.

It is definitely worth noting that Leach and Tech didn’t end on great terms. He was fired after he allegedly mistreated a player. The allegations are widely viewed as complete nonsense, and Leach attempted to fight to the bitter end to get his money.

Now, the Red Raiders will honor them with a helmet decal against Ole Miss.

Texas Tech will wear helmet decals honoring Mike Leach. (Credit: Screenshot/Twitter Video https://twitter.com/TexasTechFB/status/1607565287188008962)

You can watch the game Wednesday at 9:00 EST on ESPN. Something tells me the Red Raiders won’t be the final team to honor Leach.

Written by David Hookstead

David is a college football fanatic who foolishly convinces himself every season the Wisconsin Badgers will finally win a national title. Has been pretending to be a cowboy ever since the first episode of Yellowstone aired.


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  1. This is the highest level chutzpah. Texas Tech University OWES Mike Leach’s family almost $3 million plus interest on a season’s salary that was withheld by Ken Hance, the Chancellor of Texas Tech when Coach was fired.
    Coach’s firing was caused by Craig James, a guy who used to be a mover and shaker in sports media. Hance wanted Coach out because Leach was becoming far more popular than the white milk Hance.

    Just tell Tech to take the stickers off and move on.

    This kind of virtue signalling makes this MSState alum and fan root for the University of Mississippi in the Texas Bowl.

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