The fact that light-weight piece of video was pinned on the front page of Cougfan.com without our permission adds to the gall of it.
Dohn says "I love Mike Leach" and concedes that he "knows how to coach." He then tips his hand to the entire extent of his research: the Cougars lost to Portland State last month.
That is serious insight right there. Award that man his Ph.D.
The Cougs, we know, won't compete for the Pac-12 North crown this season, but the progress in the program is unmistakable.
Moreover, Moos has basically staked his WSU legacy on Leach turning the program into a sustained winner. He would just as soon send his son Ben, a star ballplayer at Pullman High, to the University of Washington as fire Leach.
Moos is not going to boot his head football coach after four seasons. Jim Sterk, Moos’ predecessor, himself said the rebuild following Bill Doba might require two head coaches. That speaks to the depth to which the program had fallen. That speaks to how much foundation Paul Wulff had to pour and how much framing Leach has had to do.
Leach is bringing stability to WSU football. Opting for a fourth new head coach in a 10-year span makes no sense in Cougarville, particularly when you can see the progress being made between the lines.
All of which illustrates in spades how little research Mr. Dohn did when compiling his list about the five coaches on the hot seat. Here's to hoping he and Scout.com can step up their game going forward.