Mike Leach’s rant from November on the playoff committee looks much more relevant and correct after the disastrous actions on Sunday.
Leach said the following:
We’re America and we love committees. Let’s get us a committee. Who should be on the committee? Well, I don’t know. This guy’s a good guy, let’s have him on the committee. I mean, there’s people on the committee who don’t even have remote associations with football, nor have they at any level. Other than being a fan. ‘But you know what? Let’s have ’em on a committee. Why not? I mean, it’d be fun, we’d go to the resort, we could talk, we could hang out at dinner, and then we’ll decide which four teams should go.’…Let’s see. We could copy the NFL. We could copy Division 2. We could copy one double-A, or whatever that division is called now that they changed all the initials because they want to confuse everybody. And then, they want to be able to say ‘Ha, you were wrong, because it’s called ABC something or other. So now you’ve got more to remember, just because we had a committee, and we don’t have anything better to do other than have a committee and change all of the initials.
We already all know Leach is a living legend, but this speech is almost harrowing given the actions from the committee. I think we should forever know yesterday as Black Sunday. It was the day the college football committee committed unforgivable crimes.
It’s almost like Leach could see the writing on the wall. It’s borderline prophetic. My heart is broken, my spirit is weakened, and here we are. I won’t give up though because way too much is at stake. This is my burden to carry, and I carry it for all of you.
Shoutout to Leach for being right, as he often is. He is an ally I would gladly take on my side during this fight.