ESPN college football analyst Craig James, who’s weighing a runÂ for Kay Bailey Hutchison’s senate seat, says his role in the firing of Texas Tech football coachÂ Mike Leach won’t Â hurt him politically–even in the heart of Red Raiders country.
“I feel very confident about our position,” said James (pictured). “Most people in Lubbock support my position. We did what any responsible parent would do. We did the right thing.” A complaint filed by James and his wife over Leach’s alleged mistreatment ofÂ their football-player son led toÂ Leach’s firing late last year.
Asked when he’d make a decision aboutÂ jumping intoÂ the Republican senate primary, James said, “I’ve got to analyze it. I’m thinking about it. I’ll announce [my decision] sooner rather than later.”Â The former football star was amongÂ several luminariesÂ in Plano Friday for the premiere ofÂ SLANT 45 The Movie, a project of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee and Big Thought.