NEW YORK -- Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell's not so sure now that coach Mike Leach will be leaving Lubbock.
Harrell had told The Associated Press last week that there was a
"great chance" Leach would leave the Red Raiders. But in an
interview today, he tells the AP that he's reversed his opinion
because his coach didn't take the Washington Huskies' job.
Harrell was in New York for the National Football Foundation and
College Hall of Fame awards banquet. The record-breaking passer and
Heisman Trophy contender is one of 15 finalists for the Draddy
Trophy, which goes to the nation's top scholar-athlete.
Leach met with Washington officials, but USC offensive
coordinator Steve Sarkisian was hired to replace Tyrone Willingham.
Texas Tech is now offering Leach a five-year contract extension and
what athletic director Gerald Myers called a "substantial" raise
by the university.
Leach has also been mentioned as a possible candidate to replace
Tommy Tuberville at Auburn.
Leach is 76-38 in nine seasons with Texas Tech, and his offenses
have set numerous passing records. The 11-1 Red Raiders matched a
school record for victories this season.
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