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Leach, Tech reach five-year agreement

Updated: February 20, 2009, 3:40 PM ET
Associated Press

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texas Tech and coach Mike Leach agreed Thursday on a new contract after months of contentious negotiations.

Leach signed the contract shortly after he and Kent Hance, the university's chancellor, met for about two hours Thursday afternoon to hammer out an agreement. Hance said the negotiating part lasted only about 15 minutes.

"Me and my family are thrilled to death that we're going to be in Lubbock for another five years," Leach said at an evening news conference. ...

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