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Mike Leach clarifies 2007 phone call

From Pullman — Yesterday, former Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell was interviewed by RedRaiderSports.com, and recalled an interesting halftime phone call made by then-TTU coach Mike Leach. Footballscoop.com had the initial report while Deadspin.com added details.

“I can remember in the third quarter, he's pulling his cell phone out. He always talked to me between series, so he's talking to me and he pulls his cell phone out and he called the Big 12 commissioner. He's like cussing out the Big 12 commissioner, telling him like, 'These refs are screwing us. You better watch my post-game press conference because I've got some stuff to say.'”

Leach, now the head coach at Washington State University, says that while the gist of Harrell's comments were correct, some details were not. Leach told the Spokesman-Review:
“I never called Dan Beebe in the middle of a game. There was a game that had some questionable calls and so I did call the head of officials and pointed it out, that's what that was. It wasn't Dan Beebe, I know Dan really well. I talk to Beebe a lot, I talked to him after that one, too.
 

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