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Let's Talk About The Writer Who Called Mike Leach 'Coach Price'

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Gather around, everyone. Let's all point and laugh at the guy who, with the second question during Washington State's session at Pac-12 Media Day, accidentally called Mike Leach "Coach Price." Wouldn't it be fun to make the poor guy who made a simple mistake feel even smaller?

Yes, there was a moment where everyone on stage raised their eyebrows (the best thing to come out of the slip was this GIF).

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But Jeff Tuel and Leach handled the question with humor and didn't make the guy feel anymore embarrassed than he probably already was (I'm assuming). It was a nice way of dealing with an unfortunate slip of the tongue.

Before making fun of the guy -- George Alfano -- understand a few things. First, he was a freelancer. He doesn't work for the Deseret News full-time or cover Pac-12 football year-round. Instead, he was hired to work the Pac-12 Media Day (he's based out of California). And he was putting together a story about BYU and WSU, and the connection Mike Leach has to both.

Go read what he wrote. His story was a pretty good rundown of Washington State's Media Day session, as well as a look at Leach's connection to BYU. Sure, he screwed up. But why bury the guy for it?