Originally written on Blue Cougar Football  |  Last updated 11/19/14
With the season opener against the Brigham Young Cougars quickly approaching, Washington State Head Coach Mike Leach held a conference call over the weekend to discuss his Cougars’ season opening game at BYU. Leach called BYU “a good team,” as well as a team that “plays hard” and that is “well coached.” He recognized that BYU has a “great tradition, great setting.” As a 1983 BYU alumni, no opposing coach on the BYU schedule should know better than Leach that the blue Cougars are “a team that has a tradition of winning for several decades.” Although this game creates a unique situation for Leach being against his alma mater and the fact that he “has been there several times,” he doesn’t think it makes his job much different. “The biggest thing is you go through town and then you are in you routine, and then, once you do that, everybody presents you some problems on the field that preoccupies your attention,” Leach explained. “Once it comes to the coaching part, you a
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