Mike Leach is at Mississippi State now, but could he soon leave to take back one of his old jobs?

Texas Tech is looking for a new head coach after firing Matt Wells last month. And it shouldn’t come as a surprise that there are now rumors involving Leach, who coached the Red Raiders from 2000-09.

According to Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Leach continues to be “discussed seriously” by Texas Tech as a potential candidate for its opening. Leach was fired in 2009, while the Red Raiders were being investigated for allegedly mishandling a player who had been dealing with a concussion.

Williams reported that a source close to Leach is “skeptical about the likelihood of a reunion” and that he didn’t seem receptive to a possible return to Lubbock when discussing it a few days ago.

“He said, ‘I wouldn’t talk to them. They still owe me from 2009,'” the source told Williams.

Leach, who is currently in his second season at Mississippi State, had success while at Texas Tech, going 84-43 and never having a losing season. He went on to become the head coach at Washington State from 2012-19, before joining the Bulldogs ahead of the 2020 campaign.

Texas Tech is reportedly discussing more candidates than just Leach, though. According to Williams, the Red Raiders are interviewing Baylor associate head coach/outside linebackers coach Joey McGuire on Thursday and Oklahoma defensive coordinator/safeties coach Alex Grinch on Friday.

Williams reported that SMU head coach Sonny Dykes could also still be in the running.