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Mike Leach Addresses Idea Of Returning To Texas Tech

Mike Leach runs onto the field.

PULLMAN, WA - SEPTEMBER 03: Head coach Mike Leach of the Washington State Cougars takes the field prior to the start of the game against the Eastern Washington Eagles at Martin Stadium on September 3, 2016 in Pullman, Washington. Eastern Washington defeated Washington State 45-42. (Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images)

In the wake of Kliff Kingsbury's firing from Texas Tech, speculation on his replacement has turned to former Red Raiders head coach Mike Leach. But it looks like a reunion is far from imminent.

This past week, reporter Joel D. Anderson spoke to Leach, who in turn made it clear he has no intentions of returning to Texas Tech.

Leach elaborated that the school still owes him money for the 2009 season, in which he led the school to a nine-win season.

"They didn't pay me last time. And I'm happy here (at Washington State)," Leach said. "They haven’t paid me for 2009 and we won 9 games that year. And they haven’t won 9 games since."

Leach coached Texas Tech from 2000 to 2009, recording 10 straight winning seasons and winning five bowl games.

In 2008, Leach led Texas Tech to 11 wins - tied for the most in school history - and a spot in the Cotton Bowl.

Leach joined Washington State as head coach in 2012 and has had five winning seasons in seven years at the helm.