Mike Leach Once Called Big 12 Commissioner on Cell Phone During Game To Complain About Referees


Mike Leach was fined $10,000 after the Texas vs. Texas Tech game in 2007 for terming the officiating a “complete travesty.” According to his quarterback, Graham Harrell, Leach called the Big 12 Commissioner during the game to complain about the refereeing.

"“I can remember in the third quarter, he’s pulling his cell phone out,” Harrell says of Texas Tech’s 2007 loss at Texas. “He always talked to me between series, so he’s talking to me and he pulls his cell phone out and he called the Big 12 commissioner. He’s like cussing out the Big 12 commissioner, telling him like, ‘These refs are screwing us. You better watch my post-game press conference because I’ve got some stuff to say.'”"

Tech lost that game 59-43. They had one touchdown called off on replay and another negated by a holding penalty. That game featured 47 points scored in the final 12 minutes. There were a total of two punts. [H/T Football Scoop]