Mike Leach was briefly linked to a now-vacant Houston job on Sunday night, sending WSU Twitter into an uproar. That lasted all of about 30 minutes, and then turned into a free-for-all triggered by Washington State itself. It was weird and funny and led to #WSURumors trending on Twitter. Here's a quick recap
It started with a report on Twitter that Mike Leach was interested in the Houston head coaching job.
That was quickly shot down by … the athletic department's official account, which is weird and doesn't happen much.
WSU officials say no truth to stories linking Mike Leach to Houston.— WSU Cougars (@WSUCougars) December 8, 2014
And then the rest of the official WSU social media accounts started having fun.
Apparently it's #WSU rumor night on social media. We want to play too! How about "We are starting an underwater laser tag degree" Good?— WSU Pullman (@WSUPullman) December 8, 2014
And then everyone else got in on the fun, causing the hashtag to briefly trend in Washington.
Mike Leach and Paul Petrino in discussions with Bravo to film reality show called "Hey, Guy Across the Cul-de-Sac, F__ You!" #wsurumors— 425CougFan (@425CougFan) December 8, 2014
#wsurumors sources say Highway 26 to expand to 4 lane highway— Chris Brinton (@cjbrinton) December 8, 2014
BREAKING: #WSU to install chair lifts to offset yearly freshman calf and hamstring pulls.— Michael Preston (@RM_Preston) December 8, 2014
There's more at #WSURumors. Good job, Twitter