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Title: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: mspart on October 10, 2017, 06:25:31 PM
Leach got the shaft in TX and I was really hopeful that he could do well at WSU.  It looks like a few years of waiting is paying off.  WSU is in the top 10 for the first time in a long time. 

mspart
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: RYou on October 11, 2017, 07:35:31 PM
and to think Rutgers whupped them 2 years ago.  It amazing how a coach can build or tear down a program.
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: mspart on October 11, 2017, 07:41:31 PM
Well they beat Montana State, Boise State, USC, Oregon State, Nevada, and Oregon.  USC was ranked #5 when WSU beat them. 

It has taken Leach a few years but his philosophy is catching on and he is now able to recruit players to little ole Pullman WA.

mspart
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: RYou on October 12, 2017, 06:18:08 PM
Funny how WSU's rise parallels UO's fall
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: mspart on October 16, 2017, 01:32:17 PM
Well WSU lost, but they are 6-1 and still in the top 20, which is way better than they were before Leach got there.  I think he has been a net positive in bringing the team back from obscurity.  There is talk that the Apple Cup (the UW/WSU rivalry) may go to WSU after years of no wins. 

mspart
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: RYou on October 16, 2017, 09:42:16 PM
never bet on a rivalry game
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: ctc on October 16, 2017, 10:55:16 PM
Leach seemed to get a raw deal from Texas Tech.  Craig James complained about the treatment his son was receiving.  (didn't bother Texas Tech years earlier when they hired extremely abusive Bobby Knight).
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: ViseGrip on October 23, 2017, 06:43:39 PM
"Pathetic"
- Leach commenting on his own team.
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: mspart on October 23, 2017, 06:47:01 PM
"Pathetic"
- Leach commenting on his own team.

Yeah, that was after their loss.  They bounced back in stellar fashion this past weekend. 

mspart
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: ViseGrip on November 17, 2017, 11:11:00 AM
FWIW...... Mike Leach was the only D1 coach to offer Baker Mayfield a football scholarship in HS. (Thank God he didnt take it!)
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: RYou on December 01, 2017, 06:37:37 AM
So well..............off to Tennessee he goes.
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: mspart on December 01, 2017, 11:30:28 AM
Looks like it.  That is sad.   But there is not much in Pullman WA really.  Wheat fields for the most part. 

mspart
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: RYou on December 01, 2017, 06:12:32 PM
Maybe not.......Tennessee just fired the AD that made the offer.

https://www.si.com/college-football/2017/12/01/john-currie-fired-tennessee-coaching-search-mike-leach



Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: mspart on December 01, 2017, 06:33:13 PM
yeah, I saw that after that too.  I would like to see Leach stay at WSU.  I think there is more he can do there.  But Tenn is a great offer if he can get it.  They had a winning tradition back when Majors was the coach. 

I like Leach.  He is a bit of a kook and unconventional, but he gets results.

mspart

Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: RYou on December 01, 2017, 08:28:03 PM
If not TN then another in time.   Schiano got a bum deal, but I don't think he was a good fit for' Tennessee.  Its tough for a northern boy to recruit the South.
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: ViseGrip on December 03, 2017, 02:33:25 PM
The AD at Tenn made a fool of himself.
1. Hires Schiano
2. The students and alums revolt. They (falsely in my opinion) claim they are outraged by the fact that Schiano was at PSU when the Sandusky thing went down (more likely they wanted a coach with better credentials... from the south)
3. The AD revokes the hire (was there a signed contract?) saying that he did not know that Schiano was ever at PSU.

So he makes a terrible hire then compounds the screw up by admitting he didn't do his due diligence.

They need a new AD more than a new coach.
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: RYou on December 03, 2017, 09:41:43 PM

3. The AD revokes the hire (was there a signed contract?)


Memorandum of Understanding. It doesn't carry the enforcaility of a signed contract.

Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: ViseGrip on December 04, 2017, 02:39:43 PM

3. The AD revokes the hire (was there a signed contract?)


Memorandum of Understanding. It doesn't carry the enforcaility of a signed contract.

He was replaces anyway.
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: mspart on December 04, 2017, 06:28:38 PM
Looks like Leach is staying put.  For now.   With his old AD at WSU, he had a lot of freedom to do what he wanted.  It appears not to be that way at TENN.  We'll see what the new AD at WSU is like.  I think that will be a big factor on if he stays a few more years or not.

mspart
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: ViseGrip on December 07, 2017, 12:42:24 PM
He's too controversial for big time programs. Plus, he sucks on the defensive side of the ball.

But I DO like him. He's a breath of fresh air when it comes to the predictable blather of most coaches.
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: mspart on December 07, 2017, 12:46:39 PM
Plus he gets it done.

mspart
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: mspart on December 19, 2017, 11:50:33 AM
Plus it looks like he gets a 5 year  $20 million deal.    https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/wsu-cougar-football/wsu-and-football-coach-mike-leach-reportedly-on-the-brink-of-a-contract-extension-agreement/

Not too bad.  That's big bucks, I'd really consider living in Pullman for that. 

mspart
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: RYou on December 19, 2017, 07:35:30 PM
The Tennessee fiasco could cost him recruits thinking he'll bug out the first chance he gets.  We'll see how many commits actually sign on tomorrow.
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: mspart on December 20, 2017, 03:21:05 PM
The Paper says he has the 5th best recruiting class in the Pac 12 and 39th nationally.  Not too bad for the little team from Pullman.

mspart
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: mspart on December 20, 2017, 03:21:55 PM
Some of you might be wondering, where the heck is Pullman.  Well, it is about 8 miles away from Moscow, Idaho, home of U of I. 

mspart
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: LILHOWDOG on December 20, 2017, 08:56:05 PM
Some of you might be wondering, where the heck is Pullman.  Well, it is about 8 miles away from Moscow, Idaho, home of U of I. 

mspart

How far from this Eastern Washington landmark?

(https://joebeckerphoto.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/150518_palouse_0684.jpg?w=950)
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: mspart on December 21, 2017, 11:21:24 AM
That state park is about 83 miles west of Pullman.

2018 recruiting class seems pretty good.  https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/wsu-cougar-football/analysis-10-things-to-know-about-the-wsu-cougars-2018-recruiting-class/

mspart
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: RYou on December 21, 2017, 05:32:53 PM
Only 1 last minute decommit.
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: ViseGrip on January 04, 2018, 10:25:54 AM
The Paper says he has the 5th best recruiting class in the Pac 12 and 39th nationally.  Not too bad for the little team from Pullman.

mspart
Thats hardly worth bragging about.
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: mspart on January 05, 2018, 07:14:21 PM
The Paper says he has the 5th best recruiting class in the Pac 12 and 39th nationally.  Not too bad for the little team from Pullman.

mspart
Thats hardly worth bragging about.

Not bad from Pullman.

mspart
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: RYou on January 07, 2018, 09:49:38 AM
If you have D1 talent, where would you rather play ? Arizona State, USC, UCLA, Cal Berkeley, Oregon, Stanford, Washington or Washington State?  Washington State will always have an uphill climb to swaying recruits.
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: mspart on January 07, 2018, 09:03:24 PM
Exactly, which is why it is pretty amazing the turnaround there.

mspart
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: RYou on January 17, 2018, 06:53:52 AM
OMG, Hilinski, WSU QB, commits suicide.
Title: Re: Leach doing well at WSU
Post by: mspart on January 17, 2018, 09:58:01 AM
That's horrible.  What could possibly have gotten into his head.  He was the heir apparent. 

mspart