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Washington State hasn’t been particularly good at football for about a decade. In fact, the last time the Cougars posted a winning record was in 2003 (that season was actually the third straight 10-win campaign for WSU). They would need to roll together the past five seasons’ worth of results right now to accumulate 10 wins.
Mike Leach entered Cougartown this season. He’s not used to keeping his mouth shut. He is used to winning. Before taking a few years off, he had spent his entire college coaching career runnin’ and gunnin’ in Lubbock leading the Texas Tech Red Raiders. It’s worth reminding folks that Leach did not have a losing season in Lubbock. Not. One. Ten seasons. Ten straight winning records. At Texas Tech. He went 84-43 in the process.
Year one in Pullman has not gone well. Leach’s press conference following an embarrassing loss to Utah this past weekend sums it all up rather well. Regardless of what you think of Leach as a person, he appears to be able to
Not out to make friends
coach. And his approach, no matter how polarizing, is probably right for this team at this juncture – no matter how wrong it might feel from the outside.
He will continue to piss people off. Players will leave. There will be transfers. Coaches, media, parents and players will rally against him. In the end, those who want to win and be part of a changing culture and program will likely stick it out. Those folks will likely experience what it takes to win — as well as those victories.
In the meantime, expect a heavy dose of sarcasm from Leach for anyone who continues to push for a softer, gentler approach (check out the last five minutes of the clip below).
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Washington State is having a tough season. We knew that Mike Leach was taking over a tough job but with reports of mutiny and a 2-7 record(0-6 in conference) things are getting weird out there in Pullman. I’m actually hoping the team gets better so that we can get more Mike Leach but they have The post Video: Full Bizare Mike Leach Press Conference appeared first on No Coast Bias.
Unquiet on the Western Front.
A Few Small Repairs.
Arizona head football coach Rich Rodriguez promises to work of the Wildcats issues with getting penalties. (The Tuscon Citizen)
Running Out of Days?
Avinash Kunnath wonders if USC defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin may be on the Hot Seat after two big back-to-back losses to Arizona and Oregon. (Pacific Takes)
Former Ohio State and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver David Boston is facing up to 3 years in prison after pleading guilty in a West Palm Beach court Tuesday.
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He'll hear his fate at a December...
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The news keeps getting worse for the reeling Arizona Cardinals.
Updating a previous story, Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker O'Brien Schofield will miss the rest of the season with an injured left ankle.
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ROBERT LEWIS, the promising but light-weight wideout who is grayshirting this season, arrives in Pullman today for his first trip to the Palouse since committing to Washington State nearly 10 months ago. And the question heading into the weekend isn’t whether or not he’s still planning to be a Coug. It’s whether Mike Leach will recognize the 5-11 speedster from southern California?