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The Mike Leach era at Washington State finally reaches the football field on Thursday with the opening of spring drills.
Leach was hired in November to bring his high-powered passing attack to Washington State, which posted a 9-40 record over the previous four seasons under fired coach Paul Wulff.
Washington State has 47 returning lettermen and 13 starters back from last year's squad.
The Cougars' annual Crimson and Gray Game is set for April 21 at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane.
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New Washington State head coach Mike Leach would like to have a 64-team playoff for college football. That was the most interesting nugget to come out of Lisa Horne's article on Leach.
Here's Leach on college football playoffs:
"The minimum should be 16 teams,’’ he said. “I think 32 is better than 16, but I think 64 would be ideal," he started to explain to...
In one day in the cold, dreary dead of winter, Mike Leach made Pullman, Wash., hot.
It was the day back in November when the former Texas Tech coach -- after a two-year exile following his ugly (and still-unresolved) exit from Lubbock -- moved back onto the sidelines, this time to deploy his "Air Raid'' offense for Washington State, at soon-to-be overwhelmed defensive...
PULLMAN – New Washington State football coach Mike Leach had plenty of good things to say about his players after the team’s first spring practice Thursday, and players were quick to return the compliments.
THE RETURN OF Mike Leach to the sidelines might be the biggest storyline of Washington State’s spring practice -- and the upcoming season. But the starting signal-caller might not be far behind that. Leach discussed how he will divide the quarterback workload when practices start Thursday and much more during his Wednesday teleconference.
HE HAS SPEED aplenty, and that led to a Cougar offer. But while he hails from Texas, both his parents went to Washington State. After he was offered by Mike Leach, he planned on surprising his mom with the news. But when she picked him up that day, she already knew. Indeed, as he climbed into the car, he noticed she was wearing a big smile and her Cougar gear.
PULLMAN—Day One of spring ball had come to a close and head coach Mike Leach was all smiles after practice. The pads won’t come on for a few days and although there were some hiccups along the way, the offense had a very productive first session. The Coug wide receivers stole the show, with Bobby Ratliff turning in the play of the day.
PULLMAN — Mike Leach had plenty of success at Texas Tech with smaller receivers. But if there’s one thing Leach loves about his wide receivers corps out on the Palouse this spring, it’s their size.
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We know you have questions. The first one being, what exactly is a mud storm?Washington State head coach, Mike Leach will get to that. But most importantly, he wanted to be clear during yesterday’s press conference that the Cougars won’t be practicing indoors under his watch. No sir, they won’t.And what a better way to drive that point home than to tell the story of the time...
PULLMAN—Mike Leach’s offense is a quarterback’s dream. But they still have to perform and make the right decisions. And when they don’t, it’s likely to be anything but sunshine and warm feelings for the Wazzu signal callers this spring.