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HOT COUGAR ACTION: Did Mike Leach Find His Defensive Coordinator?

If you were online late last night, you might have caught the rumors speculating Mike Leach found his defensive coordinator. Bob Condotta from the Seattle Times tweeted rumors from the Fiesta Bowl indicating Oklahoma's assistant head coach/assistant defensive coordinator/defensive ends coach Bobby Jack Wright could be headed to WSU as defensive coordinator.

Times columnist Steve Kelley doesn't Tweet, so it's left for me to pass along rumor he heard at Fiesta Bowl - Oklahoma's Bobby Jack Wright could be the new Def. Coord. at Wash. State. That would clear up a space for Mike Stoops to take his place at Oklahoma.

Then Brian followed it up with a tweet of his own.

Steve Kelley heard Bobby Jack Wright could be the WSU DC. FWIW, that's the name I'm hearing as well.

Wright has been around the coaching landscape for a long time including 25 years as an assistant at either Oklahoma or Texas. He has experience coaching both defensive ends and the secondary. Wright has a lot of ties to the state of Texas and is known as a very good recruiter.

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