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The Washington State head coach hopped on the radio for a 20-minute interview that covered the current state of Cougar football.

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The ESPN Pac-12 blog ran a story recently giving an insight into Mike Leach's walks to and from work. The story talked about the places he goes and his whole process of wondering through Pullman. Well on Wednesday, Leach added a little variety to his walk as he apparently hopped on for a radio appearance during his walk.

Leach joined Travis Demers of ESPN 1080 the Fan and it's obvious Leach is in the midst of one of his walks. Not only can you tell by how he takes breaths while talks, but the Pullman winds are blowing and you can even hear some traffic at various points. You know, just a college football coach walking down the sidewalk during an interview with ESPN radio.

While the logistics of the interview interest me, the content is great as well. Leach hit a ton of topics. Connor Halliday, the Utah game, the rushing attack, the California game, even his comments about cell phones and the end of mankind. Of interest, Leach was asked about the current situation at Michigan and his reaction was "what happened at Michigan?" Mike Leach does not care for for your Twitter outrage. Well worth the 20 minutes to listen, even just for the Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em Robots reference.

Washington State Football Coach Mike Leach - Oct 1, 2014 by Travisdemers on Mixcloud

While you're listening you can also do something WSU fans do best. Remember that poll about the best Pac-12 logos that we posted in a HCA a couple months ago? Well apparently the voting process is still going on. It's advanced to the Elite 8 where WSU is matched up with East Carolina. Here is your place to vote. As I write this, WSU has about a 3,000 vote lead.

Football:

WSU takes on Cal, welcomes alums for Homecoming - WSU News Washington State University
It’s Homecoming weekend at Washington State University and a full slate of events will kick off Friday in advance of Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. Pac 12 football game at Martin Stadium between the Cougars and the visiting Golden Bears of the University of California.

Rest of the Pac Breakdown - Washington State 2014 - California Golden Blogs
Washington State has Mike Leach's pass happy version of the Air Raid, but running the ball has been a key for the Cougars this year. What does a Wazzu run look like and what are the keys for the California Golden Bears on defense?

Looking Back at Washington State's First Homecoming - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
The headline pictured above is from The Evergreen's story describing Washington State College's 23-0 victory against Whitman, Nov. 8, 1913.

Pac-12 notes: Chris Petersen, Mike Leach don’t buy Roger Goodell’s take - Spokesman.com - Oct. 1, 2014
Texas coach Charlie Strong met with embattled NFL commissioner Roger Goodell last Sunday and the two concluded that college coaches need to do more to prepare their players.

Pac-12 proposes pay for student-athletes - Spokesman.com - Oct. 1, 2014
The Pac-12 Conference announced Wednesday that it has notified the NCAA that it will propose new benefits for student-athletes.

Offensive line backups impress - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Oct. 1, 2014
Throughout most practices this fall offensive line coach Clay McGuire has had to endure the excitement of Joe Salave'a, his coaching counterpart on the defensive line, yelling encouragement to his players after winning yet another drill against WSU's less experienced offensive linemen.

Washington State blitzing will test Cal’s offensive line - SFGate
In their meeting before Tuesday’s practice, Cal’s offensive line watched a scary movie, otherwise known as the Washington State-Oregon game.

Reasons to watch California Golden Bears play Washington State Cougars - ESPN
Chances are, most people aren’t going to stay awake until 10:30 ET to watch two unranked Pac-12 teams -- who might or might not be playing in the postseason -- on a non-national network this Saturday night. That’s a darn shame.

Soccer:

College soccer notebook: WSU women face big test on Friday, Sunday - Spokesman.com - Oct. 1, 2014
After barely passing a pop quiz last weekend, the Washington State women’s soccer team faces a major test this week in the Bay Area.

Soccer Travels to Bay Area - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State (6-0-2, 1-0-0 Pac-12) travels to the Bay Area to face California (9-1-0, 1-0-0 Pac-12) and Stanford (8-0-2, 0-0-1 Pac-12)

Volleyball:

Pillars of a Program - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
When Cougar Volleyball head coach Jen Greeny and assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Burdette Greeny set out to return WSU’s volleyball program to its historic level of success, they inherited five unfamiliar freshmen who now exemplify the qualities of a program on the rise.