Team: Texas Tech
Year fired: 2009
Previous season: 8-4; Alamo Bowl berth
Mike Leach never got a chance to coach Texas Tech in the Alamo Bowl. His success wasn't enough to cover up allegations that he made a concussed player stand in an equipment room after missing practice. Leach was suspended indefinitely Dec. 2 and subsequently fired two days later for refusing to apologize to the player. Shit got messy when Leach sued the university for wrongful termination. A simple "sorry" would've been much simpler.