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Would you want to see WSU schedule Mike Leach and Mississippi State?

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It can’t be a college football offseason without talking about future schedules. How difficult should the non-conference schedule be? Should we play that FCS team? Will that school actually hold up their end of the home-and-home?

And with a coaching change comes another fun twist to this typical game; should WSU schedule Mike Leach and Mississippi State?

This idea comes from Michael Collins of Maroon and White Nation, who writes:

But there’s one other team that has never appeared on a Mississippi State football schedule, and that’s Mike Leach’s old employer, Washington State.

It almost seems like a no-brainer that the Bulldogs and Cougars would face each other now, and apparently some of Leach’s former players would love a shot at trying to beat him, according to the Clarion-Leger. Hopefully, that can get scheduled before too long.

Before we jump into whether it should happen, let me preface this by saying the chances of WSU and MSU playing anytime soon seems very unlikely. If we assume future schedules hold true, WSU’s non-conference schedule is booked through 2023. Mississippi State is full through 2023 as well, with at least one power five school scheduled through 2029. The Bulldogs will play Arizona is 2022 and 2023 and Arizona State in 2024 and 2025. Of note, Texas Tech is on MSU’s schedule in 2028 and 2029 which would be very interesting if 1. those games happen 2. Mike Leach is still the coach.

So we know it’s unlikely to happen, but let’s ignore most of the previous paragraph. Let’s say Wisconsin pulls out of its home and home with WSU in 2022 and Arizona does the same with Mississippi State. Would you want to see the Cougs schedule Mike Leach and Mississippi State?

Poll

Would you like to see WSU schedule Mississippi State?

This poll is closed

  • 75%
    Yes
    (395 votes)
  • 24%
    No
    (127 votes)
522 votes total Vote Now

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But there’s one other team that has never appeared on a Mississippi State football schedule, and that’s Mike Leach’s old employer, Washington State.

It almost seems like a no-brainer that the Bulldogs and Cougars would face each other now, and apparently some of Leach’s former players would love a shot at trying to beat him, according to the Clarion-Leger. Hopefully, that can get scheduled before too long.

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