Texas Tech Officials called fans and alumni nitwits and nuts in e-mails obtained by Dolcefino Consulting.
In the wake of an angry reaction to the firing of Coach Mike Leach, the University even investigated the financial support of angry fans before deciding how they would respond, if at all.
The e-mails paint a disturbing portrait of Chancellor, Kent Hance and Former Regent, Jerry Turner. Turner led the effort to fire leach. The University never completed the thorough investigation they promised, and now fight the release of the investigation they did do.
For the first time, Dolcefino Consulting has discovered some Leach documents may already have been destroyed. We discovered a shared drive with Leach communications that was created at the time of the PR disaster but, has since been destroyed.
The e-mails we have now obtained will not sit well with the Red Raider nation.
Like this one, sent by Linda Steele, Executive Assistant to the Chancellor to Kent Hance as angry fan e-mails started pouring in after the Coach Leach ouster.
“WILL WE HAVE SOME KIND OF A CANNED RESPONSE WE CAN SEND TO THESE NITWITS. IF THEY EVEN DESERVE A RESPONSE.”
Chancellor Hance kept most of the e-mails secret from the Board of Regents, but it is clear Hance had a dime view of alumni and fans who were complaining.
“DETAILS OF THE FIRING WAS FUELING THE “FLAME OF THE UNKNOWN AND UNEDUCATED.”
E-Mails show Tech officials literally spied on the history of outraged fans, just to see how much money they had given to the University.
Texas Tech has fought for months to keep many of the Leach records secret.
“These new e-mails should anger the Red Raider Nation,” says Wayne Dolcefino, President of Dolcefino Consulting.” We know Texas Tech lied to the fans about the Leach case, and now we know what they think of the fans and alumni. Apparently buying a ticket to a game or spending tens of thousands of dollars in tuition doesn’t earn fans the right to cry foul.”
Tech is also fighting release of e-mails between former Chancellor, Kent Hance and his former Chief of Staff, Jodey Arrington.
Arrington is now a West Texas Congressman. His office has refused to comment.