Washington State Coach Mike Leach is Going to Be Awesome [Swing Your Sword] [74 Days of Summer]
Lane Kiffin was always a coach I liked while he was at Tennessee. He got in people’s faces, talked a lot of trash, and said ludicrous statements. I liked him a lot when he was in the SEC, but when he moved to the PAC-10, I wasn’t as enthused. In contrast, when Mike Leach was hired by Bill Moos and Washington State I couldn’t have been more excited.
I’ve been rooting for the Cougars for the last few years because they’ve just been so bad and I have a lot of friends who went to Washington State. When they got Mike Leach, it was probably the best move they could have made for the program.
In case you’ve been under a rock, Mike Leach was fired from Texas Tech due to Craig James losing his cool on James’ son allegedly being put in an electrical closet after not being able to practice because of concussion concerns.
Mike Leach is the man because he knows what he is and embraces it. He’s a contrarian thinker. When people wanted an 8-team playoff, Leach wanted a 64-team playoff.
When a student asks for honest advice on how to take a girl out on a date in Lubbock, you bet Mike Leach is going to give you a straight answer:
When Mike Leach loses a game he’s also pretty straightforward on why they lost:
Mike Leach is a great coach who loves the air raid. Dana Holgersen, the West Virginia coach who scorched Clemson for 70 points in the Orange Bowl, was a disciple of Mike Leach. Leach’s offense is very simple and built off execution, sight adjustments, and defense dependent routes. With Jeff Tuel at quarterback and Marquess Wilson at receiver there is experience and talent.
The PAC-12 just got a lot more exciting with Mike Leach, a great coach who is going to be a blast to have in on media roundtables. He has an outside shot at making it to a bowl game this year and I hope for both Leach and the Cougars that it works out.