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    Ryan Leaf back to football again!

    Yep hes coming back to football again, but this time as a coach.


    Yay or Nay for him??? I'd say nay since he has a bad temper and wouldnt be able to control himself or the team.



    By Brent Schrotenboer
    UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
    July 28, 2004



    Ryan Leaf

    Just six years since his arrival as the Chargers' savior, 28-year-old Ryan Leaf is starting over ... again.

    He has a new life – without his former Charger Girl wife.

    He has a new plan – as a student at Washington State.

    After his football career finally petered out in 2002, he also has a new potential career – as a coach.

    "I'd be more than happy to have Ryan Leaf join my staff or our program at any time in the future," said Mike Price, Leaf's former Washington State coach and the new head coach at Texas-El Paso. "We'd be honored to have somebody of Ryan's caliber coaching with us, and that's a possibility for us in the future."

    It's a possibility for Leaf as long as he completes the college course work he left unfinished after becoming the No. 2 overall choice in the 1998 NFL draft.

    On the eve of another NFL season, the career change also appears to mark the epilogue on Leaf's infamous tenure in San Diego. Just as the Chargers are set to unveil another quarterback of the future – Philip Rivers – Leaf has moved from San Diego to Moscow, Idaho, a nine-mile commute across the state border from Pullman, Wash., to attend classes at his alma mater.

    Just don't expect him to talk about it with the San Diego media.

    "Man, what the (expletive)?" Leaf said when contacted by the Union-Tribune. "How'd you get my number? If The San Diego Union-Tribune calls me again ... Man, you fools are stupid."

    Leaf, who still loathes the public limelight, then hung up.

    Many of those close to him were reluctant to be interviewed for this story. Football agent David Dunn, father-in-law Ray Lucia, family members and attorney Marc Stern all declined comment or did not return phone calls seeking comment.

    Others who know him – and the few who want to talk about him publicly – describe his recent life changes as a wake-up call of sorts for Leaf, whose football career fizzled in a cloud of bad behavior, interceptions and injuries from 1998-2002. ESPN recently named him the biggest sports flop of the past 25 years.


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    http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/chargers/20040728-9999-1s28leafjmp.html
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    Re: Ryan Leaf back to football again!

    Oh brother. It's like crossing a 4-leaf clover with poison ivy, and coming away with a rash of misfortune having to deal with Leaf. Beware, he could be the spawn of the T-Ball coach.

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    Re: Ryan Leaf back to football again!

    Hope he learned from his mistakes. ESPN The Magazine did a story on him last year and it was pretty good. Let's hope he gets his life back to somewhat normal and people leave him alone.
    "Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn t work hard."

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    Re: Ryan Leaf back to football again!

    I think thats kinda funny.. He will be a harsh coach i'm assuming.. I also don't think he will be that good of a coach..

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    Re: Ryan Leaf back to football again!

    That makes two of us, but you never know I guess.

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    Re: Ryan Leaf back to football again!

    It must be harsh being known as the biggest bust in NFL, or sports history.

    Still, i didn't really follow his career too much when he was in the league.


    I m like a Ja Rule poster, cause I'm off the wall.

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    Re: Ryan Leaf back to football again!

    I hope he does well. Maybe sucking it up and just all in all not doing that great for himself has helped turn him into a better guy. He always seemed like a jerk in the league. I hope he gets his degree and is successful. I just hope they don't make him the quarterbacks coach!

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    Re: Ryan Leaf back to football again!

    poor guy, I feel bad for him. He was suppose to be better than Payton Manning.

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    Re: Ryan Leaf back to football again!

    yea idk how he ended up sucking that bad hope his life gets better. but i dont think it would work out because of his temper.

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    Re: Ryan Leaf back to football again!

    I don't even dare to bring that name up out here, I'd probably be fearing for my life with the friends/fans I know. Bad bad blood on that subject.
    This year the Vikes D is really going to find out if Farve tastes like chicken and to any Charger fans

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