November 30th, 2011 04:37 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt
Tags: Mike Leach, Ole Miss, South Florida, Texas Tech
Anyone dreaming of Mike Leach landing in the SEC this year (Ole Miss fans) or perhaps next (Kentucky, Tennessee fans) can stop dreaming. The pirate has landed about as far from his South Florida home as imaginable.
Leach has been hired by Washington State, which might just be the best place for him. If there’s a school as isolated and off-the-beaten path as Texas Tech, it’s Wazzu. In addition, the Cougars have a long history of producing star college quarterbacks… from Jack Thompson to Drew Bledsoe to Ryan Leaf. (We said star college quarterbacks.)
In the wide open Pac-12, Leach could prosper as he did in Lubbock. And if he does — and does so more than Ole Miss — it’s likely the folks in Oxford won’t let their administration forget that they could have had him.
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