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Who will Leach hire?





<!-- Now that the goose bumps over the initial news of Leach's hiring are starting to subside, the question of what lies ahead becomes paramount. Specifically, what kind of staff will he be able to put together? A couple things seem to be working in his favor. First of all he's being given nearly $2 million to fill out that staff, so he can be competitive in targeting proven assistants. But who would be interested and available? The first concern would be on the defensive side of the ball. His last DC at Texas Tech Ruffin McNeal is the head coach at East Carolina so he's out. Would he be willing to keep some of the current WSU staff intact? I liked the progress out of that unit, so I wouldn't be opposed to bringing back Chris Ball, and he's gotten raves for his recruiting work, particularly in northern California. And I can't help but wonder if Chris Tormey would be a consideration. I don't think it's a stretch to assume that Leach had some input into Tormey and Steve Morton being retained to help with recruiting and the coaching transition, now that we know Moos and Leach have been talking for weeks. I like Tormey's resume, and his recruiting ties in the NW could be invaluable. Offensively, Morton would be a great choice to stay as O-Line coach, not only for the above reasons but also because this is a strong OL class and it may help keep it together. The biggest question is probably..... who is the Offensive Coordinator going to be? I have a couple of candidates in mind, both former QB's under Leach at Tech. Sonny Cumby is currently coaching receivers in Lubbock, and Kliff Kingsbury is the Co-offensive coordinator for Kevin Sumlin at Houston. A promotion to full-time OC would be a strong career move for either of them, and their knowledge of Leach and his offense would be invaluable. Also, for any of you who may be worried that Leach will bolt after a few years of repairing his reputation and image, grooming a young coordinator would be a great way to ensure that the program doesn't miss a beat in that event. The list of former Leach assistants succeeding as head coaches right now is impressive, and encouraging for Cougar fans. What do you guys think? I wonder if we'll know more about this at the Leach presser next Tuesday. I have to believe he's burning up his cellphone right now trying to put a staff together as quickly as possible. -->

Now that the goose bumps over the initial news of Leach's hiring are starting to subside, the question of what lies ahead becomes paramount. Specifically, what kind of staff will he be able to put together? A couple things seem to be working in his favor. First of all he's being given nearly $2 million to fill out that staff, so he can be competitive in targeting proven assistants. But who would be interested and available? The first concern would be on the defensive side of the ball. His last DC at Texas Tech Ruffin McNeal is the head coach at East Carolina so he's out. Would he be willing to keep some of the current WSU staff intact? I liked the progress out of that unit, so I wouldn't be opposed to bringing back Chris Ball, and he's gotten raves for his recruiting work, particularly in northern California. And I can't help but wonder if Chris Tormey would be a consideration. I don't think it's a stretch to assume that Leach had some input into Tormey and Steve Morton being retained to help with recruiting and the coaching transition, now that we know Moos and Leach have been talking for weeks. I like Tormey's resume, and his recruiting ties in the NW could be invaluable. Offensively, Morton would be a great choice to stay as O-Line coach, not only for the above reasons but also because this is a strong OL class and it may help keep it together. The biggest question is probably..... who is the Offensive Coordinator going to be? I have a couple of candidates in mind, both former QB's under Leach at Tech. Sonny Cumby is currently coaching receivers in Lubbock, and Kliff Kingsbury is the Co-offensive coordinator for Kevin Sumlin at Houston. A promotion to full-time OC would be a strong career move for either of them, and their knowledge of Leach and his offense would be invaluable. Also, for any of you who may be worried that Leach will bolt after a few years of repairing his reputation and image, grooming a young coordinator would be a great way to ensure that the program doesn't miss a beat in that event. The list of former Leach assistants succeeding as head coaches right now is impressive, and encouraging for Cougar fans. What do you guys think? I wonder if we'll know more about this at the Leach presser next Tuesday. I have to believe he's burning up his cellphone right now trying to put a staff together as quickly as possible. -->

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