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As meeting nears, 'stalemate not good'

Updated: February 19, 2009, 3:02 PM ET
By Tim Griffin | ESPN.com

Negotiations are continuing as a Texas Tech board of trustees meeting to decide the fate of embattled football coach Mike Leach approaches on Friday.

The two sides have been at an impasse on the terms of a five-year contract extension for Leach when a Tech-imposed deadline passed Tuesday without action by the coach.

Under Texas law, the nine-member board of trustees does not have the authority to hire or fire personnel, with the exception of the university system's chancellor ...

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