Posted February 10, 2012 on
ATHLON SPORTS AND an Austin newspaper column out today are both pointing towards a Washington State resurgence to winning seasons and bowl games under Mike Leach.

Mike Leach making Hawaii a focus for 2013

RECRUITING HAWAII has been an increasing focus for Washington State in recent years but Mike Leach appears to want to take it to a new level. A source tells CF.C Washington State has already offered a handful of players in The Islands, including a big hoss in the trenches.

Craig James Expected Leach Fired AND Apology

While sitting in an unlocked media room adjacent to a Texas Tech practice field on December 19, 2009, Adam James sent his father, ESPN announcer Craig James, a series of text messages. The text messages, sent while practice was underway on a 66-degree day in Lubbock, included the following: Hey, you’re going to like this. Leach thinks it’s impossible for me to have a concussion...

Cardinals notebook: QB still the question

For the third consecutive offseason, the top priority on either side of the ball will be finding a way to improve the production at quarterback. That's unlikely to include a personnel change, although the club is expected to express interest if Peyton Manning hit the open market. Most speculation has the Cardinals somewhere on the list of teams that could attract Manning, but...

Part I of wide-ranging talk with Mike Leach

WASHINGTON STATE's linebacking corps, already thinned by the dismissal of C.J. Mizell, is going to be another man down. In a wide-ranging, one-on-one interview with, Mike Leach said that injury-plagued Louis Bland is hanging up his cleats. That's just one of a number of notable developments Leach shared. Here's the first in a two-part summary of what the Cougars...

Five spring ball questions on offense

THE FIRST SPRING session for the Cougs under Mike Leach begins in a little over a month. And a new coach and a new system means there are more question marks than usual. From tight ends to the slot, from the QBs to the o-line and beyond, here are five of the more pressing questions on the offensive side of the ball headed into spring drills at Washington State..

How much would Manning help Cardinals?

By Matt Swartz The debate about how much the Cardinals would improve via the hypothetical signing of Peyton Manning will take place in every office (probably including Rod Graves' corner suite) from now until the day Manning's future team is decided. That NFL-altering moment should come shortly after the beginning of the free-agency period on March 13, which means we'...

Welcome to the Fallout: Urban Meyer, Mike Leach, Derek Dooley, and more.

(Welcome to the Fallout is the SWRT off-season weekend wrap-up of college football related news.) I'm Not Over. Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer is still bitter about being accused by other Big Ten coaches of shady recruiting practices. (Dr. Saturday) In other ex-Florida coach news. South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier gets a two-year extension...

Jackson Settles Academic Concerns, Visits OSU

Not trying to overhype a late recruiting visit and possible signee, but remember in 2000 when then Texas Tech coach Mike Leach brought in an undersized slot receiver from Heritage Hall in Oklahoma City and gave him a scholarship. This was after so many of the Big 12 coaches said Wes Welker was too slow. Coaches have not said that about Orlando (Oak Ridge), Fla., slot receiver Rayshawn Jackson.

Spring Practice QB Competition in Pullman

Mike Leach said Connor Halliday, a freshman last season who threw for 960 yards and nine touchdowns in four games, will get a chance to beat out Jeff Tuel when the WSU Cougars begin spring practices next month. Quote: Asked if Tuel is the clear-cut No. 1 quarterback, Leach said, “I look for him and Halliday to battle it out in the spring.”
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