Former Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach — the winningest coach in Red Raiders history — made it clear on Tuesday that he is none too pleased with the NCAA’s handling of recent rules changes.
Leach, now the coach at Washington State, criticized the NCAA’s implementation of new regulations — among them the elimination of two-a-days during preseason practice starting this year — according to the Spokesman Review’s Theo Lawson.
Leach offered his opinion on NCAA rule changes (two-a-days, etc.) during Media Days. He, um, expanded on those thoughts this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/Mpfus9lj2D
— Theo Lawson (@TheoLawson_SR) August 1, 2017
According to Lawson, Leach said that NCAA officials are creating “literally some of the stupidest rules under the sun” and suggested the NCAA “should be allowed to change the rules once every five years.” Leach additionally described the NCAA rules change committees as “bureaucratic and boring.”
The elimination of two-a-days was not the only change that Leach took issue with, as he also voiced his frustration over the effects on satellite camps from a January 2017 NCAA policy that reduced teams’ number of acceptable camp days from 30 to 10, according to Lawson. Leach described the camp regulations as “air brain rules” that “deprive student-athletes out of opportunities.”
Leach served as the coach at Texas Tech from 2000 until his firing in December 2009. He posted an 84-43 overall record in his 10 seasons with the Red Raiders.