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Texas Tech-OSU: Let's get to the postgame!

November 4, 2008 |  8:15 pm

Mike Leach Mike Gundy

No question, Saturday's No. 9 Oklahoma State at No. 2 Texas Tech game (5 p.m., ABC) is the best sports television bet of the weekend. On the heels of their big upset of top-ranked Texas, the Red Raiders will be hard-pressed to avoid a letdown against the talented Cowboys.

But, whether the game is a thriller or dud, the cameras should keep rolling through to the conclusion of the coaches' postgame news conferences.

The potential for fireworks, comedy and lunacy is rich.

Who could forget what happened last year, when Oklahoma State Coach Mike Gundy snapped when it came to a newspaper article about his quarterback? I'm a man. I'm 41 years old. And I couldn't stop laughing. (Though I was happy not to be the target of Gundy's outrage.)

Hopefully, the opposing coaches will conduct their news conferences at separate times.

What if Gundy were railing about something at the same time someone was asking Texas Tech Coach Mike Leach for some dating tips? Or, what if a celebrity interviewer confronted Gundy?

Perhaps a pirate will enter the room.

Put it this way: If you're covering the postgame press conferences, make sure there are fresh batteries in the tape recorder. Leach may carry on, as he did last year following a loss to Texas.

It's a matchup too good to be true. And we're not talking about the game.

-- Lance Pugmire

Photo at left: Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach. Credit: Jamie Squire / Getty Images

Photo at right: Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy. Credit: G. Newman Lowrance / Getty Images