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WSU Football Blog:
Happy Thursday Coug Fans!
And indeed, a happy 24 hours it has been. Because as Texas Tech is about to find out the hard way, one man's treasure is another man's plunder. Yesterday, Bill Moos made probably the biggest splash in the history of Cougar athletics by agreeing to terms with one of the most quirky, colorful, and brilliant minds in all of sports: Mike Leach.
Judging from the reaction from the online world, WSU just made a jump to national relevancy by stepping up to the plate and making the swashbuckling swordsman from Wyoming the third highest paid coach in the Pac-12. When's the last time you saw WSU mentioned in a breaking news update on ESPN? Read on...
Perhaps Rick Neuheisel put it best this week after his firing when he said:
"I think every program across the country has to make a determination as to what their expectation level is and then finance that expectation level, and in some places those numbers don't jibe."
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Since starting this website over three years ago, I have written hundreds of thousands in this very space on college football. I’ve written about two Urban Meyer retirements and the subsequent un-retirements that followed. I’ve written about the Big Ten expanding to 12 teams, the Big XII shrinking to 10, and the Big East no longer being “big” or strictly located in the East...
FERHAT GUEVEN, a Texas Tech grad and successful real estate entrepenuer, loves football and the statistical, analytical side of the game. So much so that he recently teamed with Mike Leach to write a book aimed at fans who "seek a deeper understanding of the game." Based on the excerpt the New York Times college sports blog published this week, it's a helluva a read.
Mike Leach has a new job. The former coach at Texas Tech who lost his job in controversial fashion, has been hired as the next coach of the Washington State Cougars. Leach will reportedly receive a lucrative five-year contract.
Leach coached at Texas Tech from 2000 until he was fired in 2009. His record while at Texas Tech was 84-43. His best team was in 2008 when Texas Tech finished...
Mike Leach has agreed to become the new coach at Washington State, sources told ESPN on Wednesday.
Mike Leach has reached an agreement to be the new football coach at Washington State.
Washington State did what other schools couldn't: It got past Mike Leach's baggage. In hiring the former Texas Tech coach, Wazzu scored its biggest win in years, says Stewart Mandel.
Mike Leach has reportedly reached a verbal agreement to become the new head football coach at Washington State.
Following up on reports from earlier Wednesday, and confirming rumors that have swirled since the weekend, Washington State officially announced via a press release that they have hired Mike Leach as their new head football coach. The release states that Leach has agreed in principle to a five-year contract and, while the financial figures were…
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Mike Leach is bringing his high-powered passing offense -- and swashbuckling style -- to long-dormant Washington State.
The Pac-12 dubbed itself the conference of quarterbacks in 2011. Next season, it might be the conference of coaches.
With Rich Rodriguezs nameplate mounted on an office door in Tucson, Mike Leach headed to Washington State and UCLA making a strong push for Boise States Chris Petersen, the conferences coaching profile could augment dramatically.
Leach will be paid a base annual...
With absolutely no concrete evidence to the contrary, the Ole Miss message boards have moved on from the delusions of Tony Dungy and the pipe dreams of Mike Leach, and directed their unhealthy slash fiction to West Virginia head coach and proprietor of the always epic balding mullet, Dana Holgerson.
This seems like an complete and total impossiblity given that Holgo is one year into...
FORMER WASHINGTON State football coach Mike Price said he was sorry to see one of his former players fired as coach of the Cougars, but Price said the hiring of Mike Leach as Paul Wulff’s replacement is the “perfect marriage” of a coach and school.
If you want to have some fun, take a little time to visit Washington State message boards and blogs this morning (yes, Virginia, they do exist). The “pinch me, I’m dreaming” quality to the fan base’s reaction to the news that Mike Leach is the new head coach will bring a smile to your jaded face. Those folks are coming from a completely different place than the Ohio...
Dalen Jones said he was excited to hear the news about Washington State hiring former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach and he's hoping to talk with him soon but the Woodland, Calif., prospect still plans to take other visits.