Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 11/29/11

Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Albert Einstein said it, Mike Leach honed it and many college football programs across the country abide by it.

Insanity: Making the same hire over and over again while expecting different results.

As the regular season ends – and even before then – the college football coaching vacancies are opening in a flurry of activity.

As threatening as it may appear to some, the one name you can guarantee will be included in any rumor of potential “coaching candidates” is the name of one Mike Leach.

Quite frankly, it is about time Leach roamed a sideline with his folded up “play card” – reciting from memory what, to him, is simple, but is anything but that in the eyes of opposing defenses. You see, Leach views each adversary – on or off the field – as a problem he has to solve. In his book Swing your Sword, Leach details from his first orientation at Pepperdine University, when one of his professors said that as a law-student, Leach would get a degree in case memorization or rule memorization. Instead, Leach spoke of how he learned to take a variety of facts and a certain amount of precedent, and apply them to the problem at hand. He earned what was essentially a degree in problem solving.

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