Strong words from Mike Leach on ASU’s Todd Graham and his sign-stealing "command center” of Sun Devil assistants

PULLMAN – Does Arizona State try to steal signs during the game? Hell yes, Mike Leach strongly implied on Monday. Todd Graham and his Sun Devil coaches even have a “command center" when it comes to thievery, said the head man at Washington State.

Leach went on to say that the Cougs will just have to do what they can to defend themselves against it down in Tempe on Saturday (7:00 pm, Pac-12 Network).

"They'll try to victimize you with some sign stealing, there’s no question," Leach said during Monday’s presser. “We’ll have to keep an eye on that because that’s certainly the reputation – and they think they have a certain amount of, a kind of technology and expertise on the subject.”

Leach also talked about building WSU's offensive line through recruiting, and the strength program and training table. Leach said it is  one of the hardest position groups to develop.

What compelled Leach to bring offensive line coach Clay McGuire with him to Pullman?  Back in the day, McGuire played tight end/running back for Leach at Texas Tech.  Later, he coached the running backs for Leach, and was also special teams coordinator, before spending two seasons at East Carolina when Leach was out of coaching.  Hiring McGuire as Wazzu O-line coach, Leach says, was a no-brainer.

Meanwhile, WSU has two more night games coming up on the road: ASU followed by Oregon State.

"I've played more night games than anything else -- I've played at 7:30 as much in my career as anybody I've ever met," said Leach.

In recruiting, Leach said he has absolutely crossed out a recruit's name simply due to questionable social media posts.

Leach on Gabe Marks' comment Monday that he gets bored with all the down time before night games:  "Do more homework."

Leach said he doesn't keep close tabs on what all is going on in the college football world on Saturdays.

“You know, ironically I really don’t watch football much. It’s on, but I almost never watch it. Maybe scores or something real quick but I try to keep our game solidly in mind.”

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