HOT COUGAR ACTION: Mike Leach On The Radio

Mike Leach has a well deserved reputation as a great interview and while almost all of his radio appearances are enjoyable, his appearance on the Mitch and the Morning show on Tuesday may have been his best interview yet.

Leach spoke candidly about a number of subjects and was his typical humorous self. My favorite quote came when Leach was talking about teams who try to win on one side of the ball and merely not lose the game on the other side.

"Well, we're going to win on offense and if they can just break serve on defense. No, baloney, go try to wreck those folks."

WSU Football

Cougars freshman Marks teams with WSU's All-American Wilson | Sports - KXLY.com
Freshman Gabe Marks calls himself... "Consistent", Marks said. "Consistency always wins so that's what I try to do." All-American Marquess Wilson, simply calls Marks... "Amazing."

Washington State prepares to open the Mike Leach era on Thursday at BYU - The Washington Post
New Washington State football coach Mike Leach declined to reveal Tuesday whether veteran Jeff Tuel or sophomore Connor Halliday will start in Thursday night’s season opener at BYU.

WSU's Fullington thinks Cougars can succeed " Kitsap Sun
Asking John Fullington to say something negative about Washington State is roughly akin to asking Tommy Lasorda to say something negative about the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Leach: 'We may look more like BYU than BYU' | ksl.com
There is nothing like a good cougar fight and on Thursday college football fans will get just that when the Brigham Young Cougars take on the Cougars of Washington State to open their respective seasons.

BYU football: Mike Leach is a big part of LaVell Edwards’ legacy | The Salt Lake Tribune
Legendary BYU football coach LaVell Edwards knew that Mike Leach had a "great mind" for the game, just by the questions the new Washington State coach would ask when he visited the Cougars’ spring practices in Provo early in his coaching career.

Pac-12 coaches calculate new kickoff rules - Spokesman.com - Aug. 28, 2012
No team in the Pac-12 has benefited more from stellar special teams play in recent years than the Oregon Ducks.

BYU's Nelson gets his turn to lead - Spokesman.com - Aug. 28, 2012
It might have been difficult two seasons ago to imagine that Riley Nelson would be where he is today, entering his senior year as Brigham Young’s unquestioned starter at quarterback.

Practice is in the past for WSU - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Aug. 28, 2012
The next time Washington State players pull on their pads, they'll be inside LaVell Edwards Stadium, preparing for the most-anticipated season-opener of the modern era at WSU. On Tuesday, they went through final on-field preparations in Pullman. Some notes after the jump.

Washington State Cougars Official Athletic Site
Cougar Game Day Watch Parties are held every away football game at My Office Bar & Grill, Valhalla Bar & Grill and Sweet Mutiny in Pullman.

Mike Leach's return to Provo all about business - ESPN
Sure, Mike Leach would love to cruise around the old stomping grounds when he brings his Washington State Cougars to Provo, Utah to kickoff the 2012 season versus BYU. It might be nice to swing by the old King Henry Apartments where he met his wife when he was a student in the early 80s.

BYU

BYU football: Washington State’s tall, fast receivers will test BYU’s secondary | The Salt Lake Tribune

The only defender among BYU’s projected starting 11 against Washington State on Thursday night who has not started or played significantly in a college football game is Jordan Johnson, the redshirt sophomore from Springfield, Mass., who BYU basketball legend Danny Ainge helped steer to BYU.

BYU football: Cougars wary of Washington State's 'Air Raid' attack | Deseret News

First-year Washington State coach Mike Leach is colorful and entertaining, and the same can be said of his "Air Raid" offense.

Football Recruiting

King's Mason Friedline turns down Pac-12 football for Yale | High School Sports | The Seattle Times
When he decided to make his college commitment this month, he shocked many by choosing Yale.

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