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WSU’s Leach Pac-12 coach of year

In September, Washington State head coach Mike Leach stands on the sidelines during an NCAA college football game against Rutgers in Piscataway, N.J. Leach was name Coach of the Year for the Pac-12 on Thursday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

The writers who cover the Pac-12 on a regular basis were impressed with Washington State’s five-win improvement in 2015, selecting six Cougars to the Associated Press’ All-Pac-12 teams and naming Mike Leach the conference coach of the year. Interestingly, although the Pac-12 writers believe Leach managed the finest season, it is Stanford coach David Shaw who is up for national coach of the year. Luke Falk was named first team quarterback, and that’s not a surprise considering he led the Pac-12 in passing yards per game by 33 yards and completed 70.7 percent of his passes – no other starter completed more than 68.6 percent of their throws. He also engineered a multitude of fourth-quarter comebacks for the Cougars/Jacob Thorpe, SR. More here.

Question: Looks like happy days are here again for the WSU Cougar faithful. Thoughts?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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