Posted December 15, 2011 on
MIKE LEACH’S comment last week that the South Pacific islands would be a key recruiting area for his Washington State Cougars appears to be moving into the serious stage. Joe Salave’a, a huge presence – literally and figuratively – in football circles in American Samoa and Hawaii, was in Pullman on Wednesday. That’s not the only development on the defensive side of the ball, though.

Mike Leach Continues To Rip Into Craig James In Radio Interview On Scott Van Pelt Show

Mike Leach’s inner pirate came out on the Scott Van Pelt show Thursday when he continued to take shots at Craig James. Mike Leach has held nothing back from the public since being fired at Texas Tech and continues to insist that Craig James’ smear campaign against him is what cost him his job. Leach even went as far as to write a book that gave some insight into some of the...

COUGAR NOTEBOOK: Leach's early impact

PULLMAN – The early response to Mike Leach’s hiring as football coach at WSU continues to generate income for the Cougars. Chris Walker, one of the executives in charge of fund-raising, said more than 1,100 season tickets and nearly $500,000 in donations and pledges have been generated since Leach came on board.

Now is the time, say Moos and Leach

IF BILL MOOS has his way, Mike Leach will set his first record at Washington State in a matter of weeks. Seizing on the adrenalin rush Leach’s hiring has brought to the Cougar Nation, Moos is pushing hard to increase the number of members in the Cougar booster club to the highest of any in the Pac-12.

NOTEBOOK: Mike Leach looking at DC Spangler?

MIKE LEACH and WSU officials say they’re bound and determined to remain mum on names and titles of assistant coaches until the entire staff is in place, but CF.C is hearing more and more the name of Tommy Spangler as potential defensive coordinator.

No input shortage for Leach on special teams

WASHINGTON STATE'S special teams, largely anemic over the last seven years, will at the very least get an infusion of new ideas with Mike Leach's staff. Eric Russell, who is coming in from Tennessee, is considered something of a special teams guru. But get this: Five of the other known new WSU assistants also have coached special teams and a sixth is a former All-Big 12 punt returner.

Mike Leach hiring pattern familiar

WHILE NOTHING HAS been officially confirmed by the school, Mike Leach’s known assistant coach hires numbers six. And something about the group seems familiar…

Leach dishes on his role as OC and QB coach

MIKE LEACH IS more than the head coach at Washington State. He's also the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, he tells

Leach name big for D players, too

OFFENSIVE RECRUITS perk up when they hear the name Mike Leach, such is the power of leading the nation in passing six out of ten years. But the high excitement level surrounding Leach isn’t just reserved for offensive players. Take for example one of the highest in-demand defensive tackles from the junior college ranks this recruiting class…

Quick Hitter: Wazzu Under Leach

Annabel Stephan and Brandon Huffman discuss what to expect from Wazzu under the head coaching of Mike Leach.

Hump Day With Huddy - Hoops Preview Edition

Happy Hump Day, Cougar Nation! Due to LeachManiaLeachFest Leachapalooza 2011, a crappy showing at a crappy tournament and a woeful television deal, the basketball coverage on This Here Blog has been spottier than Crater Face Coburn's face. It's usually been something like, "Mike Leach is the greatest hire in the history of great hires and oh yeah we have a basketball...

The Wildcat isn’t so wild anymore.

If you wonder why Mike Leach refers to the Wildcat as a passing fad, this might give you some insight. As much as I enjoyed watching Darren McFadden tear up opposing defenses with it, I wondered why anyone treated Casey Dick as a serious option at wide receiver (although he did throw the occasional nasty block).  Basically, once you quit doing that, you diminish the blocking advantage...

CF.C Blog – WSU Recruiting

MIKE LEACH HAS his first verbal commit on board in the form of linebacker Keith Ewing – how many more pledges might there be? CF.C takes a look at that and other recruiting topics…
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