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HOT COUGAR ACTION: Mike Leach Talks Media Day, Jeff Tuel And More

It's been a little while since we last heard Mike Leach on the radio, but thankfully for those of you starting to have withdrawls, Leach joined David Nuno on Yahoo! Sports Radio Friday.

The interview starts with Leach discussing the recent Pac-12 Media Day, including what he thought of being called Mike Price. He also gave his thoughts on being asked odd questions saying, "I'll answer pretty much any question."

The conversation shifts to football with Leach discussing Jeff Tuel's best qualities, how hard is it to learn the Air Raid offense and what to expect from Marquess Wilson. Leach held off on giving Wilson too much praise during Spring football, but he gushed over Wilson in the interview.

""I think as good as he is, he has a lot of upside. I think he's going to get better and better. He's really explosive, he's got a lot of range, he comes out of his cuts very quickly. Likes to play the game, the other thing, kindof a tall angular guy, very curagious when he goes into traffic. I think he just does a lot of good things."

The interview shifts to Leach talking about his experience coaching defense and how it helped him as an offensive coach. Finally, it all wraps up with him talking generally about players getting into trouble.

The nine minute interview is worth a listen which you can do here.


Washington State's Mike Leach making a brand new start in Pullman | Deseret News
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — It may be a case of if he can make it there, he'll make it anywhere. And it has nothing to do with New York, New York. It's quite the opposite, in fact.

Mike Leach: Star Of The New Pac-12 | Yahoo Sports Radio
First-year Washington State coach Mike Leach joins David Nuno to talk about some of the funnier moments from Pac-12 media days, and previews the WSU Cougars season. He says QB Jeff Tuel is "the ultimate team guy."

Take 2: Media day's best impressions - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
That's not a bad call. But it's the team the Beavers are staring up at in the preseason poll -- Washington State -- that leaves me questioning if there is room for one more in that indecipherable vacuum of second-tier North teams.

Pac-12 -- Mike Leach, Chip Kelly lead league of diverse offenses - Stewart Mandel -

Much curiosity surrounds the arrival of Leach, whose Texas Tech teams shattered passing records behind quarterbacks that routinely threw more than 50 times per game.

Men's Basketball

NBA Summer League; International Basketball Update - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - Former Washington State University men's basketball student-athletes Aron Baynes, Klay Thompson and Kyle Weaver have been busy the past couple of months on the basketball court.

Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Announces 2012-13 Nonconference Slate - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. – Highlighted by home games against Wisconsin, BYU and Ohio State, Washington State University Women’s Basketball Head Coach June Daugherty announced the Cougars 2012-13 nonconference schedule Friday.

Track & Field

Mooberry Track Complex in Mid-Renovation - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN -- The Washington State University Mooberry Track & Field Complex is currently undergoing a renovation that will be very noticeable to fans and student-athletes alike.

Track and Field Construction Update 7/26 (via WSUCougarAthletics)