Mike Leach an option for Arizona? Not so fast

Oct 13, 2011, 2:49 AM | Updated: 3:51 am

The possibilities for the new University of Arizona football coach are endless, making it fun to speculate on big names for the vacant spot.

Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf latest debate was former Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach. Let’s just say the two didn’t see eye-to-eye.

“You’ve got a guy who can come right in, immediately install something that’s completely different and completely strange, that wins at the college level,” Doug Franz said.

Leach led the Red Raiders out of obscurity when he took over in 2000 to a Cotton Bowl appearance in 2008 before being fired in 2009.

Leach was known for his temper, sound familiar Wildcat fans?

“Many people have pointed at Mike Leach and said this guy is a nut-job,” Ron Wolfley said.

Count Wolfley out as a believer in the Leach to Arizona idea.

“There is no way in the world that he is going to be considered,” Wolfley said. “His baggage looks very similar to the departed one, Mike Stoops.”

Arizona Football

Arizona State University president Michael Crow interviews with Doug & Wolf on 98.7 FM Arizona'...
Kevin Zimmerman

ASU, Arizona presidents: Not preparing to leave for Big 12

The presidents of Arizona State University and the University of Arizona went on the record reaffirming their commitment to the Pac-12.
10 days ago
Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark speaks to the media during Big 12 NCAA college basketball media d...
Arizona Sports

Report: Big 12 recently contacted ASU, Arizona amid Pac-12 uncertainty

As a Pac-12 media rights deal remains undetermined, the Big 12 has recently had contact with Arizona State and Arizona, according to reports.
19 days ago
From left to right: Jerry Colangelo, Dan Bickley, Michael Bidwill and Vince Marotta on Tuesday, Feb...
Kevin Zimmerman

The Cardinals bring fresh voices and more Newsmaker Week 2023 highlights

Bickley & Marotta welcomed 25 guests representing Arizona's teams and events to their show on Tuesday through Friday. So what did we learn?
29 days ago
TUCSON, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 25: Head coach Jedd Fisch of the Arizona Wildcats looks over his play ca...
Kellan Olson

Arizona football shifts vision of growth from offense to defense for 2023

While the previous regime didn't leave much room for anything but improvement, Arizona football is trending positively.
1 month ago
Arizona Diamondbacks CEO and president Derrick Hall visits the Arizona Sports studios on Tuesday, F...
Arizona Sports

Arizona Sports’ 2023 Newsmakers Week recap

The important figures making the biggest decisions in Arizona sports join Bickley & Marotta throughout a one week span each February.
28 days ago
Arizona Cardinals GM Monti Ossenfort speaks with reporters during his introductory press conference...
Jake Anderson

Arizona’s Jedd Fisch: Cardinals GM Monti Ossenfort will bring an ‘unbelievable attention to detail’

Arizona Cardinals general manager Monti Ossenfort and Arizona Wildcats football head coach Jedd Fisch go back over 20 years.
2 months ago
Mike Leach an option for Arizona? Not so fast