'Being nice, Kumbaya crap' doesn't work, says Mike Leach in wake of 0-2 start; Says life as they know it has ended for players.

PULLMAN – Mike Leach said being nice and humming Kumbaya won’t fix what has ailed Washington State in going 0-2 to start the season. Life as the Cougar players know it has ended, said Leach, and that will remain the case for the rest of the season.

Leach was especially critical of the inside receivers in his opening comments.  Later, he likened the atmosphere surrounding the WSU team to a Jaycee softball squad, saying the team that “wins” is the one that has the most fun.  “I just think we have a very immature team.”

Here is the rest of Leach's Monday presser, broken into two parts and including one of the salient quotes for each.

"I just think we have a very immature team and I don't think we handle success well. Mentally, I think we over indulged any success that we considered we had last year."



"The bottom line that I think you're going to see plays repeated. I think you're going to see significantly louder verbal instructions. I think you might see the lineup shuffle. I think you might see some post-practice extra drills... I think you'll see more coaches talking and less players talking."


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