Hot Cougar Action: An interview with Mike Leach

Tony Medina

Mike Leach talking about football, history, movies and Geronimo. Yup.

If you are a member of the Cougar Athletic Fund you probably received your issue of Cougars Quarterly recently. Inside was an interview with Mike Leach. Fortunately for non CAF members (you can change that here) the Q & A is also available online.

Like you would probably expect, the answers bounce around a bit, here are a couple of the best.

CQ: A non-football question. You are a student of history. What is it about history that you love?

Leach: First of all, you don't need to go to the television set to find drama. We are in the middle of it. There are incredible stories and levels of achievement in the past. There are a lot of lessons to be learned.

CQ: Did you see Lincoln?

Leach: I saw Lincoln. I think Daniel Day-Lewis will be Best Actor because as you sit through the movie I found myself sub-vocalizing some of the phrases and trying to morph into Lincoln because of the effective job he did.

CQ: Finally, what does it mean to you to be a Coug? Leach: All the stuff I've already said. I've always been excited about the opportunity to work with young men in one of the most memorable periods in their life and, from a team standpoint, to be a part of a community and a football tradition that you have the opportunity to share with fans nationwide. What makes football great is the opportunity to share it with your school and your fans. Me, my coaches and team are proud to be a part of Washington State University.

Football:

NFL Draft: Jacobson impresses at pro day - Gilroy Dispatch: Articles From Hollister
Without an invite to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, San Benito High and Gavilan College graduate Wade Jacobson knew that his best chance of making a mark would be at his pro day on March 7 in Pullman, Wash. And after eight weeks of training in Utah, Jacobson did just that.

Interview with Mike Leach - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Football Coach Mike Leach sat down with Cougars Quarterly on National Signing Day, Feb. 6, to talk Cougar Football, facilities, Pullman, his love of history and movies, and his upcoming book about Geronimo.

Men's basketball:

Ken Bone likely isn't going anywhere, but without Bill Moos saying Bone will return there will be speculation like the article below.

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Fate of Cougars coach Bone up in the air " Kitsap Sun
LAS VEGAS — The silence was deafening in the Washington State Cougars locker room Wednesday evening, but Bill Moos was even quieter.

Baseball:

Cougar baseball alum Adam Conley checked in as the No. 10 prospect in the Marlins system according to SB Nation's Marlins blog, Fish Stripes. According to the article, Conley should start the season in AA and has an outside chance of a late season call up to the Majors Leagues. It seems things are going well.

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Fish Stripes 2013 Top Marlins Prospects: #10 Adam Conley - Fish Stripes
Adam Conley, a 6'3'' lefty who spent last year at Greensboro and Jupiter, is Fish Stripes 2013 tenth overall Miami Marlins prospect.

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