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Like it or not, Mike Leach will be everywhere today.

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From opinions on hot dogs, to takes on Brexit, to dating tips including 2-for-1 coupons, Mike Leach has just about covered it all at Pac-12 Media Day during his time at Washington State.

Today, Leach and the other coaches in the Pac-12 will take center stage once again at conference media day in Hollywood. This year, the conference heads back to Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles for the annual media circus.

This year the Cougs will once again be led by Leach, along with senior receiver (and punter!) Kyle Sweet and junior safety Jalen Thompson. The group will meet with the media two separate times. At 9:30 AM, the team will meet with the majority of the media when they take the podium. At 10 AM, Coach Leach will join the Pac-12 Network crew on set for a live interview, followed by the players at 10:17 AM. You can watch live on the Pac-12 Network or on the Pac-12’s Facebook page. The conference also says they will upload the podium availabilities from every head coach on their YouTube page shortly after they’re done speaking.

Of course, there will be no shortage of talking points for the Cougs today. The one on the mind of most people will be the situation at quarterback. From Cammon Cooper to Trey Tinsley and grad transfer Gardner Minshew, there will be plenty of options behind center this fall... And, as usual, Leach will very likely shed absolutely zero light on the topic.

There will very likely be talk of other football related topics, including a new defensive coaching staff and a deep group of receivers, but all we’ll be hearing about tomorrow in the news will be Leach’s next off-topic musing. Personally, I can’t wait to hear Coach Leach artfully sidestep a question about the departure of Tavares Martin Jr. before giving his tip on how to properly drive a car with manual transmission.

Outside of the Cougs, there are plenty of other things to watch out for a media day today. Commissioner Larry Scott will kick off the coverage on the Pac-12 Network at 8:30 AM. If you want to scout the rivals from the west side, Washington will join the Network immediately following the Cougs at 10:30. Chip Kelly will head to his first media day as UCLA head coach when he joins the crew at 1 PM. And last, but CERTAINLY not least, Herm Edwards will very likely say something weird when he joins the network at 2 PM.

For a full schedule and a list of every way you can watch the event, check out the Pac-12 website here.


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