Alamo Bowl Michigan State Spartans vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders January 2, 2010, 8pm Central San Antonio, Texas Network: ESPN/ESPN Radio Fourteen Michigan State players suspended. One Texas Tech head coach fired. Two programs in turmoil. The winner will be the one that can pull things together to field a cohesive team. The challenge to Michigan State is straight forward, but significant. On the other hand, they've had a month to prepare replacements for those lost. For Texas Tech, however, this is brand new, and there are lots of unknowns. Some players have indicated that things will be better without Mike Leach, and there were certainly signs earlier this season that he had lost the team. They very well could be better without the pirate on the sidelines.
The Austin American Statesman's Cedric Golden and Suzanne Halliburton are reporting on Twitter that Mike Leach, the head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders, has been suspended indefinitely. Apparently, this has something to do with an injured player and a complaint by a player (or his parents). Ruffin McNeill will coach the team at the Alamo Bowl on January 2nd.