LOS ANGELES -- Mike Leach knows how to make an opening statement.
Leach, the Washington State coach, was first up at the Pac-12 Media Day at Sony Studios and, when asked for some comments to start the Q&A session, Leach was short and sweet.
"Alright, any questions?" Leach asked.
Leach, in his second year as the Cougars head coach, quickly turned his attention to the new targeting rule for college football this season. Leach, whose biggest issue with the rule is how the refs will figure out which player lowered their head first, has been vocal in his dislike of the new standards.
"I'm not the only one that's against it," Leach said. "Rules, to be effective, must be enforceable.
Leach brought up the now famous Jadeveon Clowney hit in January's Outback Bowl.
"That (the hit) is why we have football, why it was invented," Leach said.
Leach, known for his variety of unique interests outside of football, is currently writing a book on Geronimo with researcher Buddy Levy.
"Books are a funny thing ... they are satisfying, but also tedious and tiring," Leach said. "Books go a little beyond of say a marriage ... You write one, it's there forever, there's no divorcing a book.
"The research is the most exciting part."
Leach and Washington State finished 3-9 in 2012.