Coach's suit allowed to proceed

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A judge ruled on Wednesday that fired Texas Tech coach Mike Leach 's lawsuit against the university can go forward, but not as quickly as his attorneys wanted.

State District Judge William Sowder denied a motion by Leach's attorneys to speed up taking depositions from school administrators and obtaining documents relevant to the case.

"I see no reason to give Mr. Leach any special treatment in this case," the judge told the court. "So this case will take an ordinary course of action."

Leach's attorneys said Sowder's denial doesn't jeopardize their case.

"We're pleased with the court's decision today," attorney Ted Liggett said after the hearing.

The university fired Leach on Dec. 30, two days after it suspended him amid allegations he mistreated a player with a concussion. His suit includes allegations of libel and slander and breach of contract.

LOUISIANA TECH: A person familiar with the hiring says the school has tapped Arizona offensive coordinator Sonny Dykes to replace Derek Dooley as head football coach.

Dykes has coached in college for 15 years and has been with Arizona since 2007, serving as both offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

SENIOR BOWL: Tim Tebow 's NFL potential has been debated for years.

His throwing motion, arm strength and pocket presence have been dissected, examined and critiqued. His determination, leadership skills and work ethic have been commended, lauded and revered.

Some have little doubt he will be a star quarterback in the pros. Others believe he would be better suited at tight end or H-back.

Next week, at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., he gets a chance to prove to NFL scouts, coaches and general managers that he can play the game's most prominent position at its highest level.

"I've heard a lot of it. Kind of heard that since high school, though," Tebow said. "People didn't think I could throw at Florida, and we did OK at that."

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