Mike Leach, Texas Tech Finally Renew Their Vows

There were some dicey moments there when we all thought we were looking at the new head coach of Abilene Christian (or, you know, somewhere). But Mike Leach and Texas Tech have come to terms.

Texas Tech and Mike Leach have finally agreed to a contract extension after more than 10 months of negotiations, keeping the football coach at the school through 2013, a source with knowledge of the talks told The Dallas Morning News on Thursday.

Leach met with Tech chancellor Kent Hance for almost three hours Thursday afternoon and the two sides have agreed to Tech's $12.7 million offer that will extend Leach's current two-year deal three more seasons. The contract hasn't been signed, but that could take place as early as Friday, the source said.

At the heart of the nearly year-long standoff between Leach and the university were four contract clauses, three of which had to do with early termination/departure.The school had given him a Tuesday deadline to sign the contract, but as we writers all know, deadlines are for mocking, not making.

Anyway, party tonight in Lubbock.

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Texas Tech, Mike Leach Agree On Contract Extension [Dallas Morning News]