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Trump tells University of Miami prez to hire Leach as coach

December 02, 2010 10:54AM

From left: Donald Trump, University of Miami and Mike Leach
Donald Trump has weighed in on the University of Miami football coaching
vacancy, telling the university that it should hire his friend, former Texas Tech
coach Mike Leach to replace the departed Randy Shannon. The developer
wrote a note to Donna Shalala, president of the University of Miami, in a newspaper article announcing Shannon’s firing. He also lobbied for
the school to hire Leach in 2006. “You made a big mistake when you did
not take my advice and hire Mike Leach of Texas Tech … and now you can
get him for the right price,” Trump wrote to Shalala. [ESPN]