Leach returns to West Texas for book signing

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach says his book is more about his career than his firing because he started writing it before he was dismissed amid accusations he mistreated a player.

Speaking Tuesday at a book signing in Lubbock, Texas, Leach says it would have been "irresponsible" not to detail his 2009 firing.

He says "everyone wanted my point of view on what happened at Tech."

Most of "Swing Your Sword" chronicles Leach's life, from his upbringing and why he chose coaching over practicing law to how his coaching style developed.

In the book's last two chapters Leach discusses his firing and criticizes the university.