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Yesterday, Washington State welcomed Mike Leach to Pullman with not one, but two press conferences. Today, we all get to relive that introduction with enough pictures, videos and links to keep you occupied until lunch.

Before, we get to all of the Leach links, there are two events today which may interest you. The WSU men's basketball team plays Idaho at 7 p.m. in Moscow. And at noon, Bill Moos will take part in a Seattle Times chat which you can follow along here.

Alright, onto the coverage of Leach's arrival. Let's start out with the Pullman press conference. For those of you who missed it, you can watch it below. There is also this photo gallery if non moving pictures are your thing.

Mike Leach Introductory Press Conference! 12/6 (via WSUCougarAthletics)

I haven't been able to find any video of Leach's Seattle press conference, but I did find this excellent Q & A with reporters. Leach touches on a variety of topics including Paul Wulff, recruiting, quarterbacks and flexing in his new Cougar apparel. Seriously, this guy is awesome.

Mike Leach named new Washington State football coach (via timlewissports)

If you are still not satisfied, there are over a dozen links after the jump.

Leach meets the Pullman faithful - SportsLink - - Dec. 6, 2011
Just a quick note now that I am where I can write following the Mike Leach introductory meet-and-greet. Actually, the last part of it was a press conference – after the cheering stopped. Read on.

More on Leach's big day - SportsLink - - Dec. 6, 2011
We're back in our palatial Pullman apartment with the heater going full blast, the sun that shined most of the day a distant memory. We have a few thoughts, along with links to our stories from Mike Leach's introduction, so read on.

Leach wows 'em at Washington State - - Dec. 6, 2011
PULLMAN – The band played, the fans cheered, the cameras clicked. Mike Leach stood on the dais in the Compton Union Building’s Senior Ballroom on Tuesday afternoon, taking it all in.

Leach surveys kingdom, proclaims joy in the land - - Dec. 7, 2011
PULLMAN – The best way to win the press conference is to make it a coronation, although they stopped short of having an old Albion farmer anoint Mike Leach with Hoelon.

Leach’s right-hand man offers insight into coach - - Dec. 7, 2011
PULLMAN – So just what is Washington State getting in new football coach Mike Leach? Who better to ask than the first hire for his football staff, David Emerick, whom Leach said will be chief of staff, basically making sure everything runs smoothly in the football office.

WSU News Center - Mike Leach introduced as WSU’s new football coach
PULLMAN, Wash. – A capacity crowd of more than 1,000 students and fans was on hand as Washington State University on Tuesday introduced Mike Leach as the new Cougar head football coach. Leach, who agreed in principle to a five-year contract, was introduced to reporters and fans at a news conference in Pullman.

Coach Leach brings in WSU revenue without playing a game yet | Seattle
SEATTLE – Matt Miera is a proud Cougar fan, who does not hide his Crimson Pride.

The Pirate in Pullman - Moscow-Pullman Daily News: Sports: mike leach, bill moos, washington state,
Mike Leach wrote in his book, “Swing Your Sword,” that as a boy he was terrorized by a neighborhood dog named Pepe. The dog stole his baseball glove and ran off, and three times peed on his tent and sleeping bag when he planned a backyard camping trip of sorts. Growing frustrated, he complained to his mom, who explained that the dog was just marking his territory.

Bud Withers | After the excitement, Mike Leach will have to get down to the hard work | Seattle Times Newspaper
PULLMAN — The day dawned cloudless and beautiful, as if it knew not to spoil the occasion.

Cougars | Mike Leach introduced as WSU head coach | Seattle Times Newspaper
PULLMAN, Wash. — New Washington State coach Mike Leach said Tuesday that some people have been asking him why he wanted to take over a downtrodden program in a remote town in the Pacific Northwest.

The Go 2 Guy gets ready to meet Mike Leach - WSU Blog articles -
What will Jim wear to Mike Leach's introductory press conference in Seattle Tuesday night and what will the Go 2 Guy ask Washington State's new head coach? Those were the burning questions answered in Tuesday's edition of the Warm Up.

BREAKING NEWS: Tennessee Vols Assistant Leaving Rocky Top to Rejoin Mike Leach at Washington State | National Football Authority
Tennessee Volunteers tight ends/special teams coach Eric Russell resigned this morning to join Mike Leach's staff at Washington State, according to a source close to National Football Authority.

Dockery Plans To Join The Pirate's Ship This Spring - University Place, WA Patch
A face familiar to University Place will be joining the Pirate's ship at Washington State University this spring.

Cougars Cross Border to Take on Vandals - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
COUGARS CROSS BORDER TO TAKE ON VANDALS: One of the nation's longest continuous rivalries continues as Washington State University men's basketball (4-4) will take the short trip across the border to take on Idaho (4-3), Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7:05 p.m. at Cowan Spectrum. The game is available on the Cougar Radio Network with Bud Nameck's call.

Griffin used to be a WSU fan » Kitsap Sun
Maybe with a twist of fate or two, the Washington State University football team wouldn't have needed Mike Leach.