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    Mike Leach Has Done It Again !

    Leach rips players, but needs to look at himself, too | Bud Withers | The Seattle Times


    On Saturday, Utah (4-5) ensured Leach of his first losing season as a head coach with a 49-6 blowout. Afterward, the notoriously oddball coach ripped his players at a postgame press conference, and he targeted his linemen in particular. "A part of it's effort, and some of it borders on cowardice," Leach said of an offensive line that allowed six sacks. "... It was one of the most heartless efforts up front I've ever seen. And our D-line wasn't any better." Then, in what amounts to overt humiliation, Leach ordered all of the Cougars' starting offensive and defensive linemen to come out of the locker room to field media questions (whether the media wanted to talk to them or not).


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    Re: Mike Leach Has Done It Again !

    I love it!!!! Leach calls a spade a spade!



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    Re: Mike Leach Has Done It Again !

    Mike Leach has been pretty much a complete disaster in his first year at Washington St. This team lost to Colorado somehow and has taken a large step back from last year.



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    Re: Mike Leach Has Done It Again !

    Mike Leach doesn't sugarcoat anything he says. I don't think his current players can handle it / can't take the criticism. I would question the head coaches coaching ability, but Mike has proven to me that he is a quality head coach.



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    Re: Mike Leach Has Done It Again !

    He's definitely a different breed of coach...


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    Re: Mike Leach Has Done It Again !

    Read his book. Gives you a good understanding of the man and his ideas. Great read.


    “They're very, very hard to guard,” Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey said. “They're really good. And with Niang in the middle kind of wheeling and all those guys spreading you out, they're kind of a nightmare matchup. And they're men. They're really men.”


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    I think it may be alright to call out some groups of players if they appear to put in little effort. But he should also blame himself in the same breathe as he had obviously failed them as well. I don't think leach takes any blame.


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    Why would it? One bad game doesn't change a thing. Iowa will still be a darkhorse B1G championship contender, and Iowa State will be lucky to make the NIT.

    If you ask the basketball analysts outside the state of Iowa I think you would be surprised to hear their responses. Iowa was pegged as a preseason top 5 team by one ESPN analyst and is ranked in the vast, vast majority of preseason top 25 polls

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    Re: Mike Leach Has Done It Again !

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone13 View Post


    On Saturday, Utah (4-5) ensured Leach of his first losing season as a head coach with a 49-6 blowout.
    How is a 4-5 record thus far in a 12 game season a sure losing season?


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    Re: Mike Leach Has Done It Again !

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    How is a 4-5 record thus far in a 12 game season a sure losing season?
    That's Utah's record. They ensured Washington State's (2-7) losing season.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    That's Utah's record. They ensured Washington State's (2-7) losing season.
    Whoops - huge reading comprehension fail.

    Thanks.



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    Re: Mike Leach Has Done It Again !

    I'm not a big fan of coaches calling out players.



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    Re: Mike Leach Has Done It Again !

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    I'm not a big fan of coaches calling out players.
    I think a bigger issue might be whether that technique is something that works with today's college players. Will it turn off recruits? Will players tune it out as too "old school", especially if there is no winning?

    In any case, going into "wishing upon a star" mode, I'd love to see Leach as OC at ISU...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    I'm not a big fan of coaches calling out players.
    Would you rather them say "They are improving" when its obvious to the fan base and everyone else they aren't?


    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    I agree. We didn't choose Iowa State because it is easy. We chose Iowa State because it is awesome.
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    So frickin jealous of what they have in Ames. It's truly amazing what Fred has done coming in with 0 coaching experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMackey32 View Post
    Would you rather them say "They are improving" when its obvious to the fan base and everyone else they aren't?
    You can say "we need to improve but instead appear to be regressing" to the media. You can then feel free to call out particular players in the meeting room or on the practice field - unless of course you are Mack Brown since he can't do anything private in practice without it coming out on the LHN.

    Oh, yeah, no one gets LHN anyway. Nevermind.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    You can say "we need to improve but instead appear to be regressing" to the media. You can then feel free to call out particular players in the meeting room or on the practice field - unless of course you are Mack Brown since he can't do anything private in practice without it coming out on the LHN.

    Oh, yeah, no one gets LHN anyway. Nevermind.

    I think this went over your head. Hawk fans should know what I'm talking about. I should have added the

    But yes, you are correct.


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