HOT COUGAR ACTION: Mike Leach Meets The Press

You know football season is getting close when coaches start their weekly press conference. Mike Leach held his first of the season Saturday and like most Leach interviews the subject matter was wide ranging. Christian Caple transcribed Leach's answers in his blog post, including the story on how he met his wife.

And of course you'd go there and they'd be watching MASH or something like that and I'd change the channel to watch Gunsmoke. Can you imagine watching MASH or even Saturday Night Live when Gunsmoke's on? It's almost sacrilegious to anything American and I tried to get them back on track, which I think I did successfully. Sharon was a bit of a tough case so I had to marry her where I could keep an eye on her a lot more frequently.

You can see the entire press conference in the video below.

WSU Football: Mike Leach Press Conference. Aug. 25 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

Football

Cougars’ coach jokes, but focus fully on BYU game - Spokesman.com - Aug. 26, 2012
PULLMAN – Another four days remain until Washington State debuts its 2012 football season with an Aug. 30 game at Brigham Young.

From 'the outhouse to the penthouse' - Moscow-Pullman Daily News: Sports
From the glass window timeline of historic Washington State football images to the embroidered Cougar seats to the state-of-the-art architectural features, the Martin Stadium three-story renovation project feels like WSU boosters' personal playground - "Cougarland."

Leach: If we played today, Tuel would start » Kitsap Sun
PULLMAN — Mike Leach has nothing but good things to say about BYU as he prepares to visit his alma mater, but Washington State's new football coach isn't giving away any trade secrets before his current Cougars take on his former Cougars in Thursday's season opener in Provo, Utah.

The ever-quotable and ever-present Mike Leach makes WSU football relevant again | Bud Withers | The Seattle Times
PULLMAN — The meeting with Mike Leach is supposed to be at 2 p.m., but somehow, it sounds iffy. At 2:50, an aide gets a text message that Leach is finally available.

Five keys to the Washington State Cougars' football season | Cougar Football | The Seattle Times
In the four-year Paul Wulff regime, Cougars surrendered 186 sacks. That puts not only down-and-distance, but your quarterbacks, in peril.

Washington State: Cougars' health concerns going into 2012 - CBSSports.com
Washington State coach Mike Leach likes to talk about almost anything, including pirates, bear hunting and Daniel Boone, however, one thing Leach doesn't like to talk about: injuries.

Mike Leach speaks - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Aug. 25, 2012
Mike Leach spoke about a wide array of topics this afternoon during the first of his weekly conference calls. It went for about 33 minutes, so we'll post the first half of his transcript now and pass the rest along later.

Countdown to Cougars Football with Rickey Galvin - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Are you excited to play in the new Martin Stadium? Knowing that the day will be here shortly has me really excited, but still the anticipation is making the days longer.

Volleyball

Idaho Outlasts WSU Volleyball to Take Five-Set Win - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
MOSCOW-- The Washington State volleyball team fell to host Idaho 25-19, 21-25, 20-25, 28-26, 15-13 at the Idaho Nike Invitational Tournament Saturday night at Memorial Gym. Pacific won the tournament with a 3-0 record, defeating Idaho 3-2, WSU 3-0 and Montana 3-2. Idaho placed second, WSU third and Montana fourth.

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