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Baylor rumors no doubt will continue, but when it comes to Mike Leach staying put, Bruce Feldman is the oracle and he says crimson rules

MAC ENGEL of the Forth Worth Star-Telegram put in headlines the other day what many footballs fans in Texas are thinking and others in the Evergreen State are fearing: Mike Leach is the long-term answer to Baylor’s mess. Now here’s why Cougar fans have absolutely nothing to worry about:

Bruce Feldman.

In a story he did recently opining on possible successors to Art Briles, Air Raid practitioners Sonny Dykes and Lincoln Riley were among those named. But not Mike Leach.

Later, on Twitter, Feldman basically said Leach is locked in at WSU and not going anywhere.

All this is notable because Feldman isn’t just a highly esteemed college football analyst for FoxSports.

He’s also the co-author of Leach’s best-selling book Swing Your Sword.

What that means is that Feldman and Leach have each other on autodial. When Bruce Feldman wants to know what Mike Leach thinks about anything, the two are literally one text or call away.

So when Feldman says Leach is rock-solid at WSU, rest assured, Leach is rock solid at WSU, no matter how much money Baylor might be willing to part with to get him.

As for Engel at the Star-Telegram, he notes that acting head coach at Baylor Jim Grobe will simply keep the seat warm until December.

“Names such as Houston’s Tom Herman, SMU’s Chad Morris or Arizona State’s Todd Graham have been rumored for the job,” he writes, but the solution is obvious: “call The Pirate.” He adds, “by the time the new coach arrives, Baylor will need somebody with a proven record. Leach's track record could make Baylor a winner again fast."

Perhaps so. But the real bottom line is this: When Bruce Feldman speaks about Mike Leach, consider it gospel.

INCYMI: Leach recently told the Portland Oregonian that game officials should be required to participate in postgame press conferences.  "As soon as the game's concluded, the referee should be the first guy in the press conference" says Leach. "And he should take any questions that the media wants to ask about officiating." For more, CLICK HERE.

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