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Jamal Morrow is the man for Washington State football

WSU running back and captain Jamal Morrow “has an amazing knack for winning the (coin) toss,” according to coach Mike Leach. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

PULLMAN – During his career as a football coach, Mike Leach has had all manner of methods for selecting team captains. He’s had the players hold elections, he’s had the coaches pick. Leach has had captains appointed for season-long terms and he’s had years where there were different captains every week.

For the last year or so he has only had one captain at Washington State: running back Jamal Morrow. He finally explained why during his weekly press conference on Monday.

“One of the most screwed up things about this country is to do anything, to cross the street, we have a committee. Well, screw the committee,” Leach said. “We really only need one guy. … Well, Jamal Morrow was on The Price is Right, and almost won. … So, I figured Jamal Morrow is a lucky guy, plus he’s got pretty good energy to him. And then Jamal Morrow goes out and has an amazing knack for winning the toss.”