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2005 NYT Article about Mike Leach (by Moneyball's Michael Lewis)

An informative and fun read on WSU's new head coach. I believe this was originally intended for inclusion in "The Blind Side" but it ended up as a NYT Magazine article instead. My favorite excerpt: "As (Leach's) team raced onto the field, he gazed into the stands filled with screaming fans and wondered about the several thousand "cadets" from Texas A.&M. clustered in one end zone. They wear military uniforms and buzz cuts, holler in unison and stand at attention the entire game. "How come they get to pretend they are soldiers?" he asked. "The thing is, they aren't actually in the military. I ought to have Mike's Pirate School. The freshmen, all they get is the bandanna. When you're a senior, you get the sword and skull and crossbones. For homework, we'll work pirate maneuvers and stuff like that." Good hire, Cougs.

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