Found August 27, 2012 on Blue Cougar Football:
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 are kind of

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HER HUSBAND, the new football coach at Washington State, is always in the spotlight. But she's a huge college football fan and says she might be more consumed by the game than her famous husband. Though we rarely hear about her, Mike Leach’s wife is everywhere - running the household, taking her teen-aged kids to school and practice when she’s not preparing meals, paying...

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PULLMAN – Only two groups of people seem to dread Mike Leach’s arrival at Washington State: Opponents, and WSU football statisticians. has compiled a list of the 10 WSU individual records we think are most likely to go by the wayside this season. To balance things out, we also list 10 WSU team records that we consider virtually untouchable.

Leach: Tuel would start if opener were today

IT WAS A reflection session. With Washington State opening its season at 7:15 p.m. Thursday (TV: ESPN) at Brigham Young, coach Mike Leach’s alma mater, he fielded questions ranging from meeting his wife to the impact legendary coach Lavell Edwards made on him during his time in Provo, Utah. Leach also discussed the quarterback situation and much more during his Saturday teleconference.

BYU defense will face WSU’s splits

When Mike Leach was the head coach at Texas Tech, his offensive line lined up in a wider-split stance. When former Texas Tech offensive line coach and Leach assistant Robert Anae was BYU’s offensive coordinator, BYU’s offensive line employed a similar split formation. This Thursday, BYU’s defensive line will once again face the splits.

Northwest OT target high on Leach

WSU HAS 12 known verbal commitments and the remainder of the 2013 class openings figure to lean heavily towards the linemen on both sides of the ball. A three star offensive tackle prospect from the Northwest who holds a WSU offer talks with CF.C on the topics of Mike Leach, recruiting and more.

PRACTICE REPORT: Leach pegs new starter on OL

PULLMAN – The Cougs suited up under the lights Friday night for a quick run-through. But brief or not, Mike Leach showed that the Cougars’ starting lineup can always change and made a move up front -- as well as announcing a “rough” idea of what the starting lineup looks like on offense with just under a week to go before the opener against BYU. The game captains were also named.

Mike Leach Returns! Washington State at BYU Preview and Prediction

This Thursday night, Mike Leach makes his return to college football as the head coach of Washington State. Leach’s Cougars will take on the Cougars of Brigham Young University in Provo. The game will be televised on ESPN starting at 10:15 ET. Washington State “Pirates” At least that should be WAZZU’s new handle as long as Mike Leach is at the Palouse. Let BYU have the...

Arizona Cardinals helmet, uniform concept design

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What are realistic expectations for Cougs?

WSU FANS ARE just two days away from getting their first in-game look at the 2012 Cougs led by Mike Leach – and the energy and excitement is palpable. But before jumping the gun, Cougar fans also need to be realistic with their expectations for this season. Read on for my predictions on all 12 games on the Washington State schedule.

PRACTICE REPORT: Cougs wrap things up

PULLMAN – The Cougs on Tuesday held their final full practice before they play for real Thursday night at BYU. The WSU coaches preached fundamentals and technique in a session highlighted by numerous drills and non-contact scrimmaging for the starters and key reserves. Mike Leach emphasized that the BYU tilt is just another game, and there’s no reason for the Cougs to feel overly anxious.

Cougar Conversations: Coach Mendenhall

There's just three days until the 2012 football season gets underway and BYU takes on Washington State in a nationally televised showdown for Cougar supremacy. After Monday's practice, Coach Mendenhall answered questions about a wide variety of topics, including his depth chart, Mike Leach's offense, and much more.

Washington St. Cougars fall camp ends & 2012 depth chart released

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Opening Night Picks: Why You Should be Excited

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Your Wednesday Morning Links-n-Such

Happy Humpday Cougs.  We're almost there, game day is tomorrow, so just hold on for one more day!  On to this morning's links..... Christian Caple has this post from yesterday's practice.  It sounded as though it was the typical "Thursday" practice for game week, including some hard-hitting action in a scrimmage with the back-ups.  But Caple did get...
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