Posted July 24, 2012 on washingtonstate.scout.com
MIKE LEACH IS viewed by most outside the Washington State football program as quite the character. But what about the view from the inside? We asked Cougar quarterback Jeff Tuel – is Mike Leach as big a character as he seems?
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