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MIKE LEACH may already have won his first "recruiting" battle. The Arizona Daily Star reports that David Emerick, Arizona's recruiting coordinator under Mike Stoops for the last year and someone expected to be retained be new Cat coach Rich Rodriquez, is now believed headed to Washington State. It's no surprise given his long history with Leach.

Washington State Sold a Season Ticket Per Minute Day Mike Leach Was Hired

In case you were wondering how the Mike Leach hiring would be received in Pullman, this should answer your question. The Washington State ticket office received 750 new orders for season tickets on Wednesday, the day Leach was hired. The ticket sales included 100 club seats at $2,000 per order. The total revenue reportedly was [...]

No shortage of intrigue as Leach forms staff

TRYING TO get a read on how Mike Leach will fill his staff at WSU offers an extra dose of guesswork because he's been out of the game for two years. Moreover, one of his right-hand men at Tech for all 10 seasons there, defensive coordinator and assistant head coach Ruffin McNeil, is now a head coach himself -- one who brought a host of Leach disciples with him and turned two...

Leaching the Pac-12

    Hello Cougar Nation! Hope you've had a great week. As for me, well, its been a tough one. As you all know, while I was not exactly a great fan of our former defensive coordinator (but I'd love for Ball to stay on as coach of the secondary), I was a HUGE fan and supporter of Paul Wulff. So, to see him go right when he was on the cusp of breaking out of the losing...


FERHAT GUEVEN, a Texas Tech grad and successful real estate entrepenuer, loves football and the statistical, analytical side of the game. So much so that he recently teamed with Mike Leach to write a book aimed at fans who "seek a deeper understanding of the game." Based on the excerpt the New York Times college sports blog published this week, it's a helluva a read.

Mike Price: Leach + WSU = perfect marriage

FORMER WASHINGTON State football coach Mike Price said he was sorry to see one of his former players fired as coach of the Cougars, but Price said the hiring of Mike Leach as Paul Wulff’s replacement is the “perfect marriage” of a coach and school.

The Crimson Air Raid?

MIKE LEACH IS bringing his Air Raid offense to Pullman. But what does that really mean? What’s in store for the Cougs offensively in the Mike Leach era? We went to his book, Swing Your Sword: Leading the Charge in Football and Life, for answers.

Kevin Sumlin offered the job at Arizona State

The Arizona State Sun Devils have offered Kevin Sumlin the head football coaching job according to Doug Haller of the Arizona Republic.  Sumlin is still officially the head coach at Houston which is playing in the Conference USA Championship game this weekend.  The Cougars are undefeated and if they win Saturday, they should be in position for an art large BCS Bowl bid. I’m...

Radio: Johnny Ballgame Show, 12.1.2011

One last chance to talk Alabama vs. LSU on the radio The Johnny Ballgame Show, heard weekdays 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. PST in eastern Oregon. On Thursday evening I joined The Johnny Ballgame Show in La Grande, Oregon. We took a look at some of the championship games being played this weekend, including the Big Ten Championship and SEC Championship games. Bedlam was also on the agenda...

Video: breaking down the Mike Leach hire at Wazzu

Clay Travis of and Spencer Hall of EDSBS discuss the Mike Leach hire by Washington State on “NBC Sports Talk”. (Warning: Clay uses the term “making it rain.” You know, just so you’re not caught off guard.) 

SORENSEN: My day in the Pirate's den

“WHAT THE HELL?” That was my first thought as we walked into Mike Leach’s office. There was a talking skeleton in one corner wearing a pirate hat. There were swords on the wall, along with a Jolly Roger crossbones flag and two posters of Jack Sparrow. Blackbeard was there in both book and figurine form as I recall.

Monday Goulash

Mmmmm, just like momma made! Welcome back Coug fans! I take it you all enjoyed your little trip over the moon with the announcement of Mike Leach as the Cougs new coach. Hell, even the Cougar basketball team seemed re-invigorated by the news and put a hurtin’ on Eastern under their glorious new center-hung scoreboard at Beasley. It has been one of the craziest weeks ever in the...

Keeping up with the big boys

One other thing about Wazzou’s hire of Mike Leach worth keeping an eye on: … But an influx of money from the Pac-12’s new television contract may have changed the fortunes in Pullman, allowing Washington State to afford a proven winner. Leach went 84-43 at Texas Tech before his firing two years ago. He replaces Paul Wulff, who made a Pac-12-low $600,000 per year and went 9...
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