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Donald Trump offers Miami free advice: hire Leach

Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:20 pm
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Posted by Jerry Hinnen

We already knew that Mike Leach has one major player in his corner for the Miami job in the person of Mike Leach , but as we've been reminded today, he's got friends in some very high places. Like, Trump Tower high. As in Donald Trump his own self, who befriended Leach several years ago and recommended him to Miami president (and Trump acquaintance) Donna Shalala before Randy Shannon was hired in 2006.

After Shannon's firing, it would appear Trump might have had the right idea after all, not surprisingly for someone who knows from hiring and firing (or so television would have us believe). Maybe also unsurprisingly for someone with the self-confidence to wear Trump's hair, he hasn't been above reminding Shalala of that, and in the most perfectly "billionaire eccentric" manner possible: a handwritten note scrawled across the Palm Beach Post 's story reporting Shannon's dismissal.
No, really: you can see the note for yourself right here . The message:
Donna – You made a big mistake when you did not take my advice and hire Mike Leach of Texas Tech – look what happened to them since he left – (they knew he was leaving) – Jealous! Hire Coach Leach and you will be #1 – And you can now get him for the right price. Best wishes, Donald."
While we're not sure what "Jealous!" is supposed to mean exactly, it's worth noting that otherwise, Trump is mostly on the ball: Tech is almost unquestionably worse off for his departure, and hiring a coach with Leach's impeccable college track record seems like a much, much better idea than trying an NFL retread who's been out of coaching for two years and college coaching for more than 20.

Besides, the U has always been on the cutting edge of celebrity fanhood, and bringing Trump into the stable would be quite the coup; you know he and Luke Campbell would get along famously. Make this happen, Miami.

HT on note image: DocSat .

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:56 pm
 

Donald Trump offers Miami free advice: hire Leach

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Since: Jul 13, 2010
Posted on: December 3, 2010 11:39 pm
 

Donald Trump offers Miami free advice: hire Leach

Who the hell is Luke Campbell? Doesn't he mean "Luther" Campbell, as in 2 Live Crew and famous U supporter?



Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2010 5:43 pm
 

Donald Trump offers Miami free advice: hire Leach

Good advice!
The Thrill is gone at Texas Tech but the Canes can light up excitment with Coach Leach.
We will miss him.
A few milestones with coach leach;
1. Players had highest graduation rate in the nation under Leach.
2. 10 straight bowl games
3. NCAA passing records galore.
4. Winningest Coach in Texas Tech history.

Politics and money canned Coach leach, plain and simple.



Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2010 5:40 pm
 

Donald Trump offers Miami free advice: hire Leach




Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:02 pm
 

Donald Trump offers Miami free advice: hire Leach

Amen to that. Not only does the Donald have abiding property interests in Miami, but he also has business-social reasons to maintain contact with New York's glittering set in their annual pilgrimage to the Land of Plastic Hooters and Leather Faces.



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:28 pm
 

Donald Trump offers Miami free advice: hire Leach

I think Mike Leach is a great coach.  He got the shaft at Texas Tech.  Good suggestion Mr Trump.


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