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Former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach visits OSU football practice

By JEFF LATZKE, Associated Press Published: April 10, 2010

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy welcomed a former Big 12 South rival into his huddle this week as Mike Leach paid a visit to Stillwater.

Leach, who was fired as Texas Tech’s coach in December after he was accused of mistreating an injured player, stopped by Oklahoma State’s spring practice as the Cowboys install a version of his high-powered spread offense.

"Obviously coach Leach is not like anybody else,” Gundy said. "I’ve been around him before and I’ve always had a good relationship with him. That was the first time I’d been around him in a football setting.

"Very informative and a great opportunity for me to learn what was going on when they’re out there running his offense and he’s sitting there with me.”

One of Leach’s former assistants, Dana Holgorsen, was brought in this off-season to run Oklahoma State’s offense. Holgorsen spent eight seasons on Leach’s staff at Texas Tech before serving as Houston’s offensive coordinator the past two years.

"It was entertaining. … (Leach) and I went over the play scripts and he could kind of tell me what was going on because obviously he has a thorough background in this offense,” Gundy said. "It was enjoyable. He’s always fun to be around and listen to him talk and what he has to say.