Only a day removed from Bill Moos announcing that Paul Wulff would not be returning for a 5th season (surprise, surprise), as any Coug could hope for, Mike Leach is now officially a Coug.
Let me say that again: Mike Leach is a C-O-U-G!!!
I had mixed feelings about letting Wulff go, but ultimately he was 9-40. That’s not even a good batting average, so they had to part ways. I haven’t heard the contract terms, but all the hooplah is worth whatever they are paying them. This should fill the seats. This should please the boosters. This is a step in the right direction.
This snippet from SI.com:
“At Texas Tech, his offense led the nation in passing six times and three times accumulated the most total yards. In 2009, the Red Raiders were second in passing offense and fourth in total offense, with both marks tops among BCS conference schools.”
Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/football/ncaa/11/30/washington-state-mike-leach.ap/index.html#ixzz1fEyKoWN0
Who wouldn’t be excited about that? An offense with one of the best receivers in the nation in Marques Wilson coming back as a Junior; Jeff Tuel hopefully healthy (and can stay off his back under Leach) for a 2012 campaign; there is much to look forward to. There was much to look forward to with Paul Wulff coaching next year, but now I’m excited what Leach can do with that talent and hopefully bring in some other recruits that otherwise wouldn’t be coming to Pullman, and be that igniter that gets WSU Football relevant again.
WAVE THAT FLAG!!! Mike Leach can bring College Game Day to the Palouse!
update – Contract terms are 5 years ~2 million per. Highest paid coach in the Pac-12. Also, Mike Leach loves pirates – for a good read, click here. As the donations roll in, a new era of football accompanies it. No more excuses. My hopes are bowl games aplenty and a pirate-themed student section.