Leach discussed what bothered him most about the game both at the beginning and near the end of his Monday presser.
"You gotta figure out if you're going to spend the money if you're going to get into that. And right now I'm not going to, deserved or otherwise," he said.
Still, it wasn't until around six minutes into the presser (see above) when Leach was asked about Arizona State wide receiver D.J. Foster, that he . (Foster is second on the Sun Devils' all-time receptions list and third in FBS history for all-purpose yards in a career with 4,326 hashes).
"I don't even know who he is. I mean, I don't have their whole roster memorized, what does he play?" Leach said calmly. Told wide receiver and some running back, Leach said, "He's good."
Another question was asked, but Leach interrupted.
"I mean, contrary to popular belief, it is Monday, we haven't sat and watched all the film, I haven't watched 100 percent of the defensive film. So these secrets that you're well aware of will be unfolded to us that are preoccupied by one game at a time. And you'll be the first we notify."
Leach was asked about the philosophy of continuing passing late in the game when another coach might not. At that point Leach, still in a calm manner, fired a shot across the proverbial bow.
"Anybody would have run their offense and tried to score in that situation. And unless you want me to provide you some of the same education I did that last guy, why don't we go ahead and leave the strategy to me and leave the writing of the articles to you," said Leach.
Leach was unreservedly positive when talking about the Cougar fans and their energy at the game.
"I thought it was a great game environment. I thought our fans did a tremendous job and of course we need all those fans out there for the next one. The next one is going to be a heck of an exciting game, and we're looking forward to it," said Leach.