College football coaches (well, coaches in general) and officials have a love-hate relationship. If a call goes their way, the coach is happy. And if it doesn't, that coach might explode like a Fourth of July fireworks show.
Then there's Mike Leach. After a very controversial call during Washington State's game against USC, Leach sent a bevy of angry text messages to Pac-12 executives complaining about the officiating during the contest.
Yahoo! Sports obtained the text messages via a public-records request to the school.
Here's just a glimpse of what Leach had to say.
"Woodie is a total coward and is afraid of USC. I look forward to telling him in person." - Leach to Pac-12 vice president of officiating David Coleman
"The Pac-12 cannot say with any credibility, that they are actually trying to protect student athletes." - Leach to Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott
Leach went on to rip the officials for a controversial hit from star defensive lineman/outside linebacker Porter Gustin of the USC Trojans. Gustin unleashes what should have been a textbook targeting penalty, but no penalty was called.
Here's the play.
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