The three-year legal battle between Texas Tech and former head coach Mike Leach may have died down, but it's not the end of the snafu that started it all.
The current Washington State coach, who was fired from Tech in 2009 after his alleged mistreatment of player Adam James, still has pending lawsuits against Craig James, Adam's father, Craig James' PR company, and ESPN.
Lubbock Judge Bill Sowder heard a four-hour summary on the case Wednesday afternoon. Leach's attorney Steve Heninger said his goal was to connect all the dots once and for all.
"We've been doing an awful lot of depositions, and the briefs stand this high, as you all know," Heninger said. "And I think we finally have the opportunity, for the judge's benefit, to bring it all together. Now, he's got the decision to make if the evidence and the law is such that it demands a jury trial, and that's what we'll wait for."
The case is scheduled to go to trial July 15.