Last season Mike Leach told the Pac-12 they needed to take a look at Todd Graham and Arizona State for stealing signs. Things have not changed much as Leach is back in the news talking about The Sun Devils stealing signs a week ahead of their week 8 match-up.
As you might've heard the whole sign stealing thing came up again with ASU up next for WSU. Like usual, Mike Leach brought the goods. pic.twitter.com/uZVzk6IEsH— Darnay Tripp (@DarnayTripp) October 18, 2016
On Monday, Leach told the media, "I think they steal signs, and we'll have to keep an eye on that." He continued with, "That is very unsavory practice they have, so we'll have to do what we can to defend it." And finally adding that the Sun Devils "have a whole command center."
During the Sun Devils stretch of games last season that started with Utah players accusing them of stealing signs, Todd Graham and company went under a lot of scrutiny, and Oregon went to great lengths and held up bed sheets and curtains to hide their signals coming into the quarterback.
Leach, conversely, took a different tack with the Sun Devils -- this is him during the win at Martin Stadium last year:
Yanno, just to make sure Todd Graham's command center didn't have to look too hard.
WSU scored 28 points in the second half to come out with a victory. What was the difference, Mike?
Leach says the Cougs didn't change anything schematically after the 1st Q, "except for all the calls we stole from Arizona State." #GoCougs— Jessamyn McIntyre (@JessamynMcIntyr) November 8, 2015
The Cougars will head to Arizona this weekend for a Pac-12 matchup at 7:00 pm on Pac-12 Networks.
Washington State Cougars coach Mike Leach still has issue with Arizona State
Washington State coach Mike Leach still has issues with Arizona State stealing signs.
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The North and South divisions present potential wild cards, a pair of teams who were previously stinking up the joint. First, there are those unpredictable Cougars. After losing to an FCS team (Eastern Washington) and a good Group of Five team (Boise State) to start an embarrassing 0-2, and having coach Mike Leach roll out one of his strange stream-of-consciousness rants, Washington State has climbed off the canvas, wiped its bloodied nose and looked, well, fantastic on both sides of the ball.