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So that Mike Leach guy is a little popular.

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Wednesday was Day 1 of Pac-12 media day which the conference should probably rename Mike Leach story hour. Leach was one of the main attractions of Day 1 with his nearly 40-minute session with the media covering the usual topics. Gnats, bear hunting, Geronimo, you know the usual.

With his prowess for telling stories, Leach is a star of what can be a rather dull media day. Session after session of the same cliches can get very old, very quickly. As you might expect, Leach was mentioned in one or two ... or a dozen stories. If you missed anything from Day 1, our story stream has you covered with videos, tweets and more.

If you'd like to read the full transcript of Leach's session with the media, you can do that here. Britton Ransford of WazzuWatch gathered a bunch of links, including 11 radio appearances from Halliday, Monroe and Leach. You can find those and more here.

Media day:

Mike Leach's summer: Writes book on Geronimo, catches 350-pound Sturgeon | FOX Sports
Mike Leach's key to a successful season for Washingon State? 'Win one game a week.'

Notes, quotes and stories from media day - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - July 23, 2014

On Wednesday, Washington State coach Mike Leach, quarterback Connor Halliday and linebacker Darryl Monroe had lots of time to speak to reporters without side distractions such as preparing for football games. In the relaxed atmosphere at Paramount Studios the Cougars opened up about a variety of topics once they were done with TV interviews.

Bowl game was nice but Cougars have bigger plans this year | Cougar Football | The Seattle Times

Between riffs on heat in Palm Desert and cold in Wyoming, gnats in Georgia and restaurants in Pullman, Mike Leach managed to slip in a few observations on his football team Wednesday at the Pac-12 football media days.

2014 Pac-12 media days - NCF Nation Blog - ESPN

Best quote of the day Gemmell: Had a nice little chat with WSU linebacker Darryl Monroe about the fallout from the bowl game and what he thinks when he hears someone use the expression, "Coug’d it": "For me, Coug’d should mean you just went out there and dominated. I don’t understand where this impression of 'Coug’d it' means you did something in a negative light. Maybe the Urban Dictionary should think about rewriting that definition to 'Coug’d it means completely dominated your opponent.'"

Wazzu who? Despite strides, Cougars not ‘the big deal’ at Pac-12 media day - Spokesman.com - July 23, 2014

Washington State doubled its win total; did they notice? The Cougars won at USC and qualified for their first bowl game in a decade; did anybody care?

As Washington State prepares to rev up, Leach remains laid back - LA Times

Mike Leach doesn’t look like a man whose team is on the verge of breaking out. His demeanor more closely matches that of a college professor.

Washington State's Mike Leach on what he learned writing 'Geronimo' | Pac-12

With the high-stress nature of their job, college football coaches unwind off of the field a number of ways. For some coaches, that might be fishing or golfing, but for Washington State head coach Mike Leach, it is writing a book about Apache warrior Geronimo.

Pac-12 Media Days Q&A: Washington State coach Mike Leach offers entertaining media session | OregonLive.com

Topics covered during Mike Leach's Pac-12 Media Days session?

Football:

Former Washington St. QB Tyler Bruggman Transferring To Louisville - Card Chronicle
Tyler Bruggman, a former four-star recruit who spent the past season at Washington State, will transfer to Louisville and play for Bobby Petrino

Director of Athletics Bill Moos Podcast - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
During his latest podcast, conducted Wednesday morning, Director of Athletics Bill Moos looks ahead to the fast-approaching 2014 Cougar Football schedule and gives a facilities update with what's happening at Martin Stadium and Lower Soccer Field.

Men's Basketball:

Motum and Shelton Compete in NBA Summer League - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Former Washington State University men’s basketball student-athletes Brock Motum and D.J. Shelton competed with the Utah Jazz and Atlanta Hawks, respectively, in the 2014 NBA Summer League at Las Vegas.