OT: Leach goes on an F-bomb parade

Submitted by bigmc6000 on March 12th, 2010 at 10:35 AM

Got this video clip of one of Leach's speeches to his team - presumably at the end of the season.

In a 6 min clip there are 37 F-Bombs dropped - I know RichRod is known in the Big Ten as having "colorful" language but I'm pretty sure that's 100% because it's the Big Ten and F-bomb rampages don't really happen like they do, apparently, elsewhere.


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March 12th, 2010 at 10:54 AM ^

Did you listen to it? I mean, of course there is cursing but this is another level IMO. I've known some people who redefine cursing like a sailor but, damn, this just seems like another level.

EDIT: I don't know what the youtube clip you linked to is, maybe it's of a coach joining the F-bomb parade I can't get youtube at work :(


March 12th, 2010 at 11:03 AM ^

The video is just Dan Hawkins' rant about playing "Division 1 Football!" Not some other coach in the locker room. I guess Leach's rant could be on another level, but I feel like this is what most college coaches end up doing after their team has been acting like pre-madonnas the entire season (which Tech had been).

I do thank you for the video, as a Tech fan and Leach supporter.


March 12th, 2010 at 11:35 PM ^

Pre-Madonna is especially notable here because, technically speaking, the woman who lived in Stockwell wasn't quite Madonna--she was 'pre-Madonna'. So, it has Michigan roots.

Of course, it's a funny as a malapropism, too.

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March 13th, 2010 at 2:30 PM ^

Where does the myth stem from?

Does it come from the infamous Boren-family's "erosion of family values" press release? I actually think that it does. Naturally, that is assuredly NOT what the Borens themselves would have intended; psycho-dad Mike Boren's own language with his sons ("My two sons...[that will, uh, now be] playing for the same university...) was somewhere up there in the higher reaches of Mike Leach/Bob Knight F-bomb land. (Too bad the old Free Press has put into its paywalled-archives the article in which Justin Boren was quoted saying that in high school, he thought "somebody might call the cops" the way that his dad yelled at him during halftimes of Pickerington North games.)

I'll just take a guess here, subject to anybody who really knows better, and say that, in order, Gary Moeller, Lloyd Carr and Bo Schembechler all used langugage as bad or worse than anything that Rich Rodriguez has demonstrated...


March 12th, 2010 at 12:44 PM ^

I read that once Tommy Lasorda was giving a locker room speech and Mickey Hatcher had one of those little hand counters which he would click every time Lasorda said the F word. By the time he was done the counter was up to 185 or so.


March 12th, 2010 at 12:54 PM ^

Good ol' Mickey Hatcher. I have a bunch of his baseball cards. It seemed like every time I bought a pack, there'd be a Mickey Hatcher one in there. Otis Nixon was the same way for me; I think he was older than Satchel Paige by the time he retired.


March 12th, 2010 at 12:52 PM ^

1) NEVER - you could be like Tony Dungy and never cuss

2) SOMETIMES - you could use cussing wisely, only to let people know that you're serious when you do

3) ALWAYS - you could cuss all the time, which takes away its effectiveness

If I were a college coach, I'd probably land somewhere in the SOMETIMES range. Once in a while, you need to chew somebody out. But if it gets to a point where the cussing is just gratuitous (which I've heard it was at some points during Rodriguez's first year), then what's the point?


March 13th, 2010 at 4:04 PM ^

What do you do (in your current role as coach?) And what did you experience as a player, HS & College?

BTW . . . I fully agree (with very judicious use.) Too many f-bombs just has to weaken the effectiveness and impact. If a coach is under control 99% of the time, and only pulls out the temper and the big guns when really needed (and when it might motivate and make an impact,) it could make a difference. Otherwise, not.


March 12th, 2010 at 12:59 PM ^

That was probably the most entertaining series of fucks I've ever heard.

I counted at least 25 different uses of it.

Fuck our asses!


March 12th, 2010 at 11:31 PM ^

If you've ever coached athletics for multiple years, you sometimes get a team like this years Tech team, living off past succeses and thinking they are too f-ing good. I might not use the f-bombs like that, but there wasn't one thing that he said that was inappropriate or probably wasn't true.

If I saw that tape and I'm an athletic director, he moves to the top of my list next time I'm looking for a coach (Dave Brandon are you listening?).

Note: I do not want RichRod gone, but if it doesn't work out, I'm just sayin'.


March 13th, 2010 at 2:27 AM ^

"We played the mother fucker close and everybody's mommas and daddies are telling em how great they fucking are because "oh you played them close". Fuck playing them close because we lost a goddamn game to the University of Texas and we coulda won the mother fucker."