Mike Leach

Cougars, coach Mike Leach keep highly touted quarterback Tyler Bruggman in recruiting class

February 7, 2013
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Cougars, coach Mike Leach keep highly touted quarterback Tyler Bruggman in recruiting class

Fourteen months ago, Washington State football copyrighted a brand: Mike Leach. He would get the Cougars new facilities, he would goose fundraising, he would hoist them from the ashes. As you might have heard, his first year — including, but not exclusive of, a 3-9 season — didn’t always go so well. But it was…

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SEC’s dominance extends to Signing Day

February 6, 2013
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SEC’s dominance extends to Signing Day

Mark Stoops left an assistant job with Florida State a little more than two months ago to become the head coach at the University of Kentucky – despite never once setting foot on campus. He didn’t need to see Lexington. He didn’t need to tour the facilities. He didn’t care that the program had lost…

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2013 College football preview: Phil Steele breaks down returning starters for all 125 teams

January 29, 2013
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2013 College football preview: Phil Steele breaks down returning starters for all 125 teams

The 2013 college football season is going to be upon us far more quickly than we think. Phil Steele takes a peek at how the rosters of each program are shaping up by breaking down the returning starters of every team by position. Of course, taking a peek at the returning starters for each of the teams…

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It’s gravy, not quarterbacks, that Mike Leach decides upon

November 19, 2012
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It’s gravy, not quarterbacks, that Mike Leach decides upon

Washington State coach Mike Leach took time Sunday to explain how and why he makes good Thanksgiving gravy. He failed to give any explanation as to who will be his starting quarterback the day after Thanksgiving when Washington State plays host to rival Washington in the Apple Cup. He said he was not yet ready…

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Cougars coach Mike Leach’s awful first season deserves Empty Corpse Award

November 15, 2012
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Cougars coach Mike Leach’s awful first season deserves Empty Corpse Award

f you gave an award for the worst Pac-12 coaching job this football season, Mike Leach would win so convincingly that you’d have to name the dishonor after him. How’s the Empty Corpse Award sound? read more: seattletimes.com

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Coaches being too hard on players nothing new in college football

November 15, 2012
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Coaches being too hard on players nothing new in college football

Coaches being too hard on players nothing new in college football It hasn’t been proven that Washington State coach Mike Leach is guilty of mental, physical and verbal abuse of his players as former player Marquess Wilson has alleged but one thing is certain — there have been numerous incidents in college football where coaches…

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Mike Leach is “Swingin His Sword”

October 25, 2012
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Mike Leach is “Swingin His Sword”

Add Mike Leach to the list of coaches banning social media use by their players. Not many of these bans come in the middle of the season, though.   “Twitter’s now banned around here, so don’t expect anything on Twitter,” Leach said, according to The Spokesman-Review. “Twitter’s banned and quite frankly, if after today you see anything on…

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Mike Leach calls out seniors

October 11, 2012
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Mike Leach calls out seniors

Mike Leach evidently is not impressed by the leadership qualities of Washington State’s seniors. Unhappy with the Cougars’ 2-4 start, Leach ripped some of his seniors for their lack of veteran leadership during a recent news conference, comparing them to “empty corpses” and “zombies.” read more: espn.go.com

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Here’s to Rich Rod, Gundy and Leach

September 24, 2012
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Wow, how many more upsets will we have in college football this year? La-Monroe over Arkansas Central Mich over Iowa Stanford over USC Rutgers over Arkansas Oregon State over Wisconsin The great equalizer is found in quarterback play. That’s why Rich Rod, Gundy, Leach and others are so impressive. They recognized 10+ years ago, without…

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Every high school coach should read this book…

September 21, 2012
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Every high school coach should read this book…

Every high school coach should read this book… Mike Leach, the outstanding head coach at Washington State, who had a great run as the head coach at Texas Tech wrote a book with Bruce Feldman, Swing Your Sword. Leach on evaluating QBs: “The reason teams struggle when evaluating quarterbacks is that some-times their priorities are…

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