Washington State athletic director Bill Moos believes Mike Leach's third season will be when the Cougars start winning.
The Cougars may have finished with a dismal 3-9 record, but Moos' secondary goal of invigorating the Cougars' apathetic fan base was accomplished by all the hype that came with his decision to hire Leach, even with the losing record.
''I'll take the blame for getting the feverish pitch of our fan base. We needed that,'' Moos said. ''We had tremendous apathy and it worked. Largest donor base we've ever had, most money we've ever raised. ... The guy is a great football coach, he's not the Wizard of Oz. ''
Moos spoke Monday at the Associated Press Sports Editors Northwest region conference and said he believed the Cougars may be hard-pressed to win six games in 2013 - Leach's second year - with a difficult schedule that opens with road games at Auburn and USC.
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