Some strikingly prophetic words on Mike Leach

MIKE LEACH and three other Pac-12 coaches were all hired within a few weeks of one another back in 2011. In the beginning of their respective tenures, the hand-wringing among a good portion of Washington State fans – that Leach was not doing what the others were – was pronounced. It reminds me of a quick conversation I had with WSU senior associate AD Mike Marlow at the time.
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American Samoa will never be the same

GET READY, ISLANDERS. Mike Leach is coming. Washington State’s head coach will travel to American Samoa next month on a goodwill trip.
May 19, 2017

Where does Mike Leach rank among CFB coaches?

MIKE LEACH climbed five spots in this year's ranking of coaches. Washington State's head man is one of three Pac-12 coaches included in its top 25.
May 15, 2017

The how and why of WSU’s new hand-clap snap

COUGAR FANS WATCHING the spring game saw a new offensive wrinkle from Mike Leach: the hand-clap snap. Instead of audibly calling out the snap, or using a silent count and accompanying hand signals, the ball is snapped at the clap of the quarterback’s hands. So what are the advantages and disadvantages? And just how did it come about this spring at Washington State?
May 10, 2017

Leach travels with Hemingway in mind

PULLMAN — Washington State head man and New York Times bestselling author Mike Leach doesn’t get a whole lot of vacation time. But when he does, Pullman’s favorite polymath tends to visit places connected by an unexpected theme.
May 3, 2017

Talking religion (both kinds) with Mike Leach

PULLMAN — The tale of Mike Leach and the Air Raid typically begins in 1989 at Iowa Wesleyan with Hal Mumme. But the full evolution of his offense goes farther back, the Washington State coach told CF.C in a wide-ranging interview last month in his fifth-floor office in the Cougar Football Complex.
May 1, 2017

WSU among leaders for 3-star DE after visit

EARLIER THIS MONTH the WSU coaches were busy as ever hosting recruits for unofficial visits. Cougfan subscribers just read about 4-star prospect Reggie Hughes, but there was another star out of California who was recently blown away by his Pullman experience. The 6-4, 235-pounder told CF.C that trip is still fresh in his mind, and WSU is among his leaders. Could a decision be coming soon?
April 26, 2017

Leach: Good spring game but some street ball

SPOKANE – Mike Leach was mostly pleased with how his Cougs performed in the spring gameon Saturday, but the head man also saw some freelancing going on. Meanwhile, defensive coordinator Alex Grinch talked about Grant Porter’s chances to compete for a starting corner job, and what’s next for the Cougar D.
April 22, 2017