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Mike Leach’s trip to the Middle East: A Twitter scrapbook

WSU football’s fearless leader is on a world tour, so let’s take a look at where he’s been.

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Mike Leach is known for his offseason hi-jinks. From writing his book on Geronimo, to non-stop world travels and, of course, teaching a class in insurgent warfare, Leach certainly isn’t one to sit around and wait for fall camp to start.

Recently, the Washington State Cougars coach added another chapter to his book of offseason adventures. You might recall that earlier this offseason, Leach put out the call to find a companion for his trip overseas. We don’t know if he found one, but we do know the trip went on as scheduled and Leach has been spending the past couple of days traveling everywhere from Israel to Turkey.

Lucky for us, our social media inclined coach has been tweeting out picks every step of the way. Here’s a recap of some of the best from Leach’s trip around the globe.

Location: Israel

Leach’s first picture comes from Tel Aviv where he was briefed on ... something by the US State Department. Leach is joined in his trip on his trip by government officials, including his teaching partner former Washington State senator Michael Baumgartner. The group also made a trip to Masada to see another major historical site in Israel.

Leach also learned all about a different type of football, meeting with the CEO of the Israel Football League.

Location: Jordan

Leach’s next update came from Petra, Jordan, which you might remember from the climax of the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. History at the site dates back nearly 4,000 years, but on an afternoon in June, the Ole Crimson took center stage.

Location: Bethlehem

A lot of people go the Bethlehem ... few focus their social media pictures on the Banksy art in Bethlehem.

Location: Between Europe and Asia

We’ll wrap up our roundup with this pic on The Bosphorus — a strait in Turkey that technically separates Europe and Asia. It’s a beautiful area and Leach took the perfect Tinder profile pic on the water.

You can keep up Leach’s travels on his Twitter account here, or on the Insurgent Warfare & Football Strategy Twitter account here.


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