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Bill Moos talks Mike Leach and the future of WSU football and basketball

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Washington State athletic director Bill Moos joined Evan Closky of KREM 2 news recently and gave a bit of a state of the union overview of the state of WSU athletics. Football was the focus early, but Moos also touched on the men's basketball team and more.

When asked what his assessment of Mike Leach tenure was and how confident he was Leach was still the right man for the job, Moos talked about the progress of the program and making a bowl game in the second year. As for last year, well the scoreboard lied.

"I think we've made great strides," Moos said. "We had dug ourselves into a bit of a hole and to go to a bowl game in just Year 2 is quite an accomplishment. Last year though the scoreboard didn't show it, we were a better team, more talent and hopefully that is going to turn around to some wins and losses in a very, very tough conference. Top to bottom arguably the toughest conference in the country."

Moos didn't mention Leach specifically in his response which might be interesting depending on how much you want to try and interpret his quotes. More than anything, Moos -- always the salesman -- appears to be fluffling up a 3-9 season in the best way he can. It is afterall, season ticket renewal week.

He had similarly positive things to say about Ernie Kent and the men's basketball program. Moos said he thought Kent got the most he could out of the roster and hopes the Cougars will be able to compete in the upper echelon of the Pac-12 in the "not too distant future."


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