UDPATE at 3:06 p.m. CT: No longer take this with a grain of salt. Bruce Feldman, the man who co-wrote a book with Mike Leach, is reporting that The Pirate has an oral agreement to take over at Washington State.
WSU fired coach Paul Wulff on Tuesday.
Pullman, Washington may be the closest thing to Lubbock, Texas Leach could find. It's a remote location in a major conference where Leach should be able to do pretty much what he wants. And they are absolutely desperate for a winner.
This is not an easy gig. The team hasn't been to a bowl game in 2003 when it beat Texas in the Holiday Bowl. Looking at the Washington State bowl section of its media guide, it has 10 bowl appearances total.
I fully expect him to make a similar impact on Pullman as he did in Lubbock.
Either way, this is a good reminder for all of those Texas Tech people who were and remain mad that he was canned a few years ago. His replacement doesn't seem to be doing quite as well. The Tech admins who made this firing possible better start praying Leach doesn't win, and Tommy Tuberville does.
My money is on Leach.
College football is better with Mike Leach in it. It's certainly more interesting.
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