Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Lisa Burnett
Office Manager 

Good Riddance


January 23, 2020

Mike Leach, Washington State University head coach for eight seasons, has left to be head coach at Mississippi State University.

Good riddance.

The football coach of any university is often the face of the football program, and more notably, the face of the school. As a recent graduate, I was always embarrassed by our choice of coach. Leach was dismissive, crass and rude to both his players and the press.

At first when you see Leach in an interview, his monotone, expressionless responses are entertaining. When asked who would win in a fight between the Pac-12 mascots, Leach wondered what ki...

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