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Tuberville vs. Team Leach… and their three-legged pirate dog

Can the Riverboat Gambler replace the Pirate ship Captain? Arrg.

The irony has been touched on elsewhere (and the reason Auburn fans might still care about it recently address by Kevin Scarbinsky) – a Facebook-group coach who left under questionable circumstances replacing another Facebook-group coach who left under even more questionable circumstances.

But the argument can be made that Mike Leach, who won more games in 10 years than all his predecessors combined, was more beloved at the Harrell-to-Crabtree height of his popularity than Fear-the-Thumb Tommy Tuberville ever was.

Gun up.

Nearly a week after Tuberville was named Texas Tech’s head coach, a 500-pirate army of “Team Leach’ers” and their three-legged dog were still angered enough by the firing of Mike Leach to hold 45-minute protest rally.

… I’m wondering how Tuberville’s going to handle it.

Trying to fill the shoes of a popular coach is one thing.

Trying to the fill the peg leg of a coach who re-branded the entire identity of a program is something else.

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About Jeremy Henderson

Jeremy Henderson is the editor of The War Eagle Reader and co-host of Rich and Jeremy in the Mornings on Wings 94.3 FM in Auburn. Follow him on Twitter: @wareaglereader / @jerthoughts / @RichandJeremy

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