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Leach, Grant Express Interest In Gophers Coaching Job

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Mike Leach, who was run out of Lubbock as Texas Tech’s head football coach, has said that he’s willing to listen to the Gophers about their head coaching position, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Leach, when asked Monday on his Sirius radio show about the Minnesota vacancy, said he “was in a position to listen to anybody” and called the Gophers “a good program” in the Big Ten Conference.

Leach’s attorney, Ted Liggett, said he heard rumors linking his client’s name to Minnesota, but said the Gophers had not contacted him as of Monday afternoon.

“Mike and I haven’t discussed specifically anything about the Minnesota position,” he said. “Other than that, I can unequivocally say that there have been no offers made.”

Eden Prairie High School head coach Mike Grant has also expressed interest in the job, but if the Gophers are looking for a “big name” head coach, as is being rumored, Grant doesn’t exactly fit that bill.

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