Mike Leach coached at Washington State from 2012-19 before leaving for the Mississippi State job. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Washington State and Mississippi State announced on Wednesday that they have set up two “Mike Leach Bowl” games.

The schools announced they have scheduled a home-and-home series for 2030-31.

On Aug. 31, 2030, Washington State will travel to Starkville to visit Mississippi State. On Aug. 30, 2031, Mississippi State will visit Washington State. The 2031 game will mark the first time an SEC team visits Martin Stadium in Pullman.

“We are excited to schedule this series with Mississippi State and bring an SEC opponent to Martin Stadium for the first time in school history,” WSU Director of Athletics Pat Chun said in a statement. “To create a matchup between the Pac-12 and the SEC is always great for our league and the series exemplifies our commitment to schedule top non-conference opponents. We look forward to a fun experience for our student-athletes, alumni and fans in Pullman and Starkville.”

The reason we’re calling this the “Mike Leach Bowl” is because Leach coached at Washington State from 2012-19 before leaving for the Mississippi State job. The big question is whether Leach will still be coaching the Bulldogs by the time the series is played? 

Our feelings are the odds are against that.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.



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