CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The Donald has a message for The U: Hire Mike Leach.
Donald Trump sent a letter to University of Miami president Donna Shalala this week, suggesting the Hurricanes hire the former Texas Tech coach to lead their football program.
Trump wrote the note on a copy of The Palm Beach Post’s Sunday sports section, scrawling it over the newspaper’s story announcing Randy Shannon’s firing.
University officials confirmed the authenticity of the note Wednesday.
“You made a big mistake when you did not take my advice and hire Mike Leach of Texas Tech … and you can now get him for the right price,” Trump wrote to Shalala.
Trump lobbied Miami to hire Leach in 2006, when they ultimately chose Shannon.