MikeLeach doesn’t sugarcoat anything when asked about his football team. Just ask star wide receiver Marquess Wilson. Since spring camp, Leach has publicly labeled the second-team all-Pac-12 selection soft, inconsistent and unfocused. Leach finally slammed his team’s leading receiver on the bench in Saturday’s 24-17 loss to Stanford after Wilson sleepwalked through practices during the bye week. The decision to sit WSU’s all-time leading yards-getter was the right one.Wilson’s Michael Crabtree-caliber talent is no secret to Pac-12 defenses. He finished 2011 with 1,388 yards on 82 receptions, 12 of which went for touchdowns. Most assumed his transition to the Air Raid Offense would go smoothly. Turns out most were wrong/Adam Lewis, SportsPress Northwest. More here. (SR file photo of Wilson catching 25-yard TD against Oregon)
Question: Do most coaches, college or high school, have the cajones to bench a star player?