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Former Washington State coach Mike Leach commended his Mississippi State football players for using their platform to make a stand against social injustice and police brutality after the Bulldogs boycotted preseason camp in Starkville Thursday.
Mississippi State has hired former Old Dominion women’s basketball coach Nikki McCray-Penson to replace Vic Schaefer as the Bulldogs’ head coach.
Mississippi State coach Mike Leach is expected to participate in “listening sessions” with student and community groups and tour the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum after he tweeted an image of a noose last week.
Leach’s posts have often toed the line between entertaining and offensive, but Wednesday night the new Mississippi State coach boldly crossed it, posting a photo of an elderly woman resting in a chair and knitting a noose to pass time during self-quarantine.
Mississippi State has named Zach Arnett as its defensive coordinator, less than two weeks after he had accepted the same position at Syracuse.
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The Bulldogs haven’t formally announced any of Leach’s new assistant coaches, but Steve Spurrier Sr. told Chris Fetters of 247Sports his son would be moving to Starkville as the MSU coach builds his staff. While it’s expected Spurrier Jr. will be coaching wide receivers in some capacity, it isn’t clear if he’ll hold the same position he did in Pullman.
Before he got too far into describing how he plans to rebuild the Southeastern Conference football program at Mississippi State, Mike Leach had one last parting message for the school he just left, and a sincere one at that.
The comforting response, if you’re a Washington State football fan, is to tell yourself that it was time – that the Mike Leach era had peaked and a change is welcome. The truth, however, is that it’s going to be hard to find anyone who can replicate his success.
Media conference to introduce Mike Leach as football coach at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss., on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.
Wonder if the folks at Mississippi State will enjoy discovering that their new coach considers the Egg Bowl to be just another game?
With the majority of the football team still elsewhere on winter break, and the streets of Pullman relatively quiet, Pat Chun stood at a podium inside the Cougar Football Complex on Thursday and set out the parameters for a coaching search.
We rate 10 potential candidates to replace Leach WSU on a 1-5 scale, with five being most likely and one being least likely.
Washington State Director of Athletics Pat Chun addressed the media Thursday in the wake of Mike Leach’s departure to Mississippi State, discussing Leach’s tenure in Pullman, how the football team was informed of his exit and where the Cougars plan to go from here.
In Olympia, news of Mike Leach’s departure from Washington State University broke as legislative leaders were discussing issues for the upcoming session.
The Spokesman-Review confirmed a report from Pete Thamel of Yahoo! Sports stating Washington State football coach Mike Leach and Mississippi State had agreed on a deal just one day after it was reported the two parties met at the coach’s vacation home in Key West, Florida.
It was announced earlier today that WSU head coach Mike Leach would be leaving the Cougs for the head coaching position at Mississippi State. Here is a recap of today's events leading to the final goodbye to the man, the myth, the legend.
Today Spokesman-Review's Theo Lawson sat down with SWX to discuss Mike Leach's decision to leave WSU for the head coaching position at Mississippi State.
Nearly a month later, Mike Leach’s name is still floating through the college football coaching rumor mill.
Mississippi State has fired football coach Joe Moorhead after just two seasons