HOT COUGAR ACTION: Mike Leach Reportedly Hires A Strength Coach

There has been a lot of focus on who Mike Leach will hire as defensive coordinator, but it wasn't the only position Leach had left to fill. He also needed to hire a strength coach, which he now may have. The news comes from Twitter and someone named Brian Floyd. I have no clue who this person is, but we will take his word for it this time.

Been told to expect KSU S&C coach Chris Dawson to join Mike Leach's staff in the same capacity

We will have much more on Dawson, but until then here is a quick rundown of his resume.

  • Former Oklahoma linebacker.
  • Spent five years working in the Oklahoma strength and conditioning department.
  • Spent three months working for the Las Vegas Outlaws of the XFL.
  • Spent two months working as a strength and conditioning intern with the Dallas Cowboys.
  • Head strength and conditioning coach at the University of Minnesota for two seasons.
  • Director of strength and conditioning at the University of Kansas for seven seasons.
  • Director of strength and conditioning at Kansas State for two seasons.
  • 2007 National Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year.

WSU Looks to Bounce Back At Colorado Saturday - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
WSU LOOKS TO BOUNCE BACK AT COLORADO SATURDAY: Washington State University men's basketball (9-6, 1-2) looks for its first Pac-12 road win as it takes on Colorado (10-4, 2-0) Saturday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. MT (1 p.m. PT) at Coors Event Center in Boulder, Colo. The game will air nationally on FSN/ROOT as Barry Tompkins and Reggie Theus have the call. It can be heard on the Cougar Radio Network with Bud Nameck's call. Please see the list of affiliates on page one of today's notes for more information.

Cougars Host Another Pac-12 Newcomer Colorado Saturday - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
COUGARS HOST ANOTHER PAC-12 NEWCOMER, COLORADO SATURDAY: Washington State University hosts Pac-12 Conference newcomer University of Colorado 1 p.m. Saturday at Beasley Coliseum.

Returning starters in 2012 - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
Washington State (18*) Offense: 8 Defense: 9 specialists: 1

Breaking down next year's games - Stanford Football Blog - ESPN
Oct. 27 vs. Washington State: Cougars throw for 400 yards, but Cardinal score more points. Win (5-3).

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