Leach is in Coach Fran's head, and he even goes so far as to taunt A&M's vaunted corp of cadets in attendance at each Aggie game.
"How come they get to pretend they are soldiers? The thing is, they aren't in the military. I ought to have Mike's Pirate School. The freshmen, all they get is the bandana. When you're a senior, you get the sword and skull and crossbones. For homework, we'll work pirate maneuvers and stuff like that."[Photo courtesy of Mike Leach's Mom]
According to ESPN, there were a few folks in pirate regalia at Kyle Field Saturday.
Arrrrr, matey, methinks ye might have gone too far! So, for the benefit of Texas Tech's Oct 7 opponent Missouri, the Georgia Sports Blog staff has broken down game film and would like to offer a can't miss blueprint for neutralizing Mike Leach's swashbuckling offense.
Georgia Sports Blog's faithful readers know pirate kryptonite by any other name --the ninja. Ironically, ninjas have a nemesis--no, not pirates--agents from Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms. There's a certain analytical symmetry: ninja beats pirate, ATF agent beats ninja, pirate beats ATF agent. In fact, a little game we like to play this season is a variation on rock, paper, scissors called Ninja, Pirate, ATF.
[Photo: Things we know about Ninjas: (1) they are prone to flip out and kill people, (2) they'll kick a pirate's ass, (3) they are not invinceable]
Clearly, the answer to neutralizing Mike's Pirate threat is to counterattack with Ninjas. To wit, we give a preview of the fully-illustrated "How to beat Texas Tech", soon to be available exclusively from Georgia Sports Blog for a low low price.
Photo: the dreaded "Ninja Blitz" defense