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Mike Leach isn’t commenting on what happened with Tennessee

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He is defending his policy on injuries though

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Washington State’s football season may be over but Head Coach Mike Leach never leaves the limelight. Coming off a resounding Holiday Bowl loss, Leach gave an interview to the USA Today while in Key West, Florida to discuss, and not discuss, topics concerning him and the program.

It is unlikely we will ever know what exactly happened between him and Tennessee. Reports conflict on how far along the deal got before falling through and Leach isn’t going to provide any details himself. He referred to that story as “water under the bridge.” It does not sound as if Leach is a man set on spending the rest of his days on the Palouse.

When asked about struggles in bowls and apple cups the head coach deflected responsibility. Leach said the the first thing to help improve results at the end of the year would be to play worse teams. A claim unsubstantiated by his record against FCS teams.

Leach was also given an opportunity to defend his policy on information about injuries. He is not a fan of “inept and lazy” journalists pointing to injuries as a reason for losses and would prefer to minimize the information that opponents have about his team.

Insults aside, I think it makes perfect sense to keep your opponent from knowing which players are healthy.

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