Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/16/12
Mike Leach is known for building very potent offenses and directing very prolific passing-oriented teams to record breaking heights. However, Leach is also known to take things a little too far as he was suspended by Texas Tech pending investigation of alleged inappropriate treatment of Adam James in December of 2009. He’s a magnet for controversy and a lightning rod for the press. Leach is now the Head Coach for the Washington State Cougars and once again he’s under fire for his tactics. Leach joined KJR in Seattle with Mitch and the Morning to talk about his recent issues. “I think you always stay optimistic. If you’re not optimistic it stunts your growth. If you don’t believe you can then you’re right. Anybody that has ever been successful in anything has done it over the top of a whole bunch of people that told them they couldn’t or told them this wasn’t possible or this wasn’t the right approach. You need to ignore that, you need to go about your business and do the best you can. Have everybody pull together and make it as good as you possibly can. That’s one of the elements. You’re not going to be successful in anything if you don’t think you can get it done.” “I started with myself and the coaching staff and of course again divided by a comma but that’s part of the deal. It’s funny, in journalism there are those that want to write the great American novel and they become journalists because they want to be Ernest Hemingway and then there are others that want an easy job where they can set their hours and try to manufacture hot points. That pond is full of both really.” “If you don’t answer the question then they get ticked off. If you do answer the question and somebody gets their feelings hurt or upset then they get ticked off so now they have to figure out which way they want it. I may dabble in not answering the question.”
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