ESPN sent out feelers Monday that Washington State's game against Stanford on Saturday, Oct. 31 was under consideration for College GameDay. Leach says he’s never really had a chance to watch because of game planning, but gets updates from relatives. If GameDay comes to WSU, Leach says “If we’re on, it’ll be exciting.”
Arizona, the Cougars upcoming opponent this Saturday, lost impact linebacker Scooby Wright III early in the year, and Leach doesn’t think much has changed since Wright’s departure.
“They’re fairly aggressive as far as getting speed on the field… They don’t blitz a ton, they’ll change up their leverage in the secondary," Leach said.
Leach also discussed the success and expectations of his running backs as far as NFL prospects are concerned when asked how he pitches to RB recruits.
“It’s not unusual for our running backs to have more yards than running back position from other schools when you add up the amount of yards in the air coupled with on the ground," Leach said "The other thing is if you look at the other running backs and what they do on Sunday…they do what our running backs do, our running backs are required to run, block and catch…It’s a closer parallel to what they’ll do at the next level.”
Leach continued his stance from Saturday that special teams has been 'spotty.'
“When we really focus and do our jobs, we play really well. But then when we don’t, our focus breakdowns are too big and inexcusable," he said.