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Former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach coming to Tucson

Mike Leach has an event and a book to promote in Tucson; maybe himself, too? Photo by Bruce Thorson-US PRESSWIRE

The headline get your attention?

Well, it’s true. Mike Leach tweeted Thursday afternoon that he will be appearing in Tucson on Nov. 2 … but it’s presumably not for a job interview with Arizona Wildcats athletic director Greg Byrne.

Leach wrote that will be appearing at Casino del Sol that day for a College All-Star Game press conference. The former Texas Tech coach is affiliated with the event, which held its inaugural game in Tempe in January.

Former Arizona Wildcats running back Nic Grigsby played in that all-star game after last season.

Leach also wrote that he will be appearing at a Barnes & Noble for a book signing at 7 p.m. on Nov. 2, although he did not specify which store. He is promoting his book, Swing Your Sword.

Leach’s name has been raised in various media reports as a potential candidate to replace Mike Stoops, who was fired Monday. Three of Leach’s offensive assistants at Texas Tech — coordinator Seth Littrell, line coach Robert Anae and receivers coach Dave Nichol — are on the Arizona staff.

Former Tech assistant Sonny Dykes, also a former Tech assistant, brought a version of Leach’s Air Raid offense to Tucson in 2007.

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