During Pac-12 media days, Mike Leach was asked about the possibility of playing a football game in Australia. Because Mike Leach is seemingly open to any unique idea, he was of course for it.
"Put a game in Australia? Yeah, especially if I could stay a month," Leach said. "That's what we ought to do, we ought to go have camp in Australia. We ought to have training camp in Australia, play a game, fly home. That would work for me."
Of course a month long trip to Australia sounds appealing. That might be a challenge logistically, but teams are expanding their non-conference locations. Several teams have played games in Ireland in recent years. Boston College and Georgia Tech will play there this season. Australia and other places around the globe might pose other challenges, but it seems games outside the United States may be a trend that sticks around for now.
So, the question is as a WSU fan would you support it? Would you like to see the Cougs play in an Australia game? Would you go to the game? Better yet, if you could pick any location in the world for WSU to play a football game, where would you pick?
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Washington State junior Luke Falk threw for 4,561 yards and 38 touchdowns last year. Cougars coach Mike Leach said there's comfort in having that position settled. "Your offseason work tends to accelerate a little bit because you've got a guy that's been in the role that's kind of leading the others, and they follow his lead," Leach said. "So, I think that part is very good."
Mike Leach Expanding Washington State's Global Reach - TU
One of the smartest moves Leach made upon taking the Washington State job in 2012 was hiring NFL veteran defensive tackle Joe Salave’a. His efforts recruiting Samoan football players out of Southern California, Hawaii and American Samoa are evident throughout the roster.