Red Raiders coach stands behind comments on officiating

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LUBBOCK -- Texas Tech coach Mike Leach was unapologetic today for comments he made about officiating in his team's 59-43 loss to Number 12 Texas.

After watching film of the game, he held his ground on the
thrust of his postgame comments Saturday about bad calls that went
UT's way.

On Saturday, Leach condemned the officiating crew and called
their work during the game "a complete travesty."

Leach was upset officials disallowed two Tech touchdowns in the
third quarter.

The first was overruled when video replay clearly showed the
receiver let the ball hit the ground.

On the next play, a touchdown pass was negated by a holding
penalty. Leach also wanted, but didn't get, a flag for roughing the

Bob Burda of the Big 12 Conference says league officials are
continuing to review the incident.

Leach qualified some of his responses today -- emphasizing he
wasn't commenting again on officiating.