Adam James, when your team comes out against you, I know who to believe in the James/Leach War
December 30, 2009
and it is not you.
Just read the emails sent to defend the coach. You didnt have a chance. Former players like Graham Harrell and Wes Welker coming to defend the coach as well doesn’t help your cause.
CBSSports.com says it has obtained e-mails of six current and former Texas Tech players and coaches that disparage sophomore Adam James, whose allegations of mistreatment led to the suspension of football coach Mike Leach.
In one, James is referred to as “unusually lazy and entitled,” and in another he’s labeled “a complete jerk.”
James’ contention that he was mistreated by Leach after suffering a concussion is what led to the coach’s suspension. (Photo by Eric Gay/AP)
Among what was written, according to CBSSports.com:
Former quarterback Graham Harrell wrote that during the offseason James “often would be skipping lifts in the weight room or finding ways to cut corners.”
Inside receivers coach Lincoln Riley wrote that James resented being one of three receivers who was made to run stairs as punishment for unsatisfactory work. “It’s just another example of Adam thinking that he knows more about coaching than people who have been coaching their entire lives,” Riley wrote. “I have no doubt that anger from this led to where we are today.”
Former player Eric Morris wrote that James expected the team “to baby him” because he was the son of a famous player, ESPN analyst Craig James.
For the entire text of the e-mails, click here.
What a little punk. You were not getting playing time, so you whine your way to get some attention. This is football, not flag football. You are supposed to get a little direction to make you tougher. Apparently, Daddy didn’t teach you that lesson, since he was busy getting paid.