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    Does Mike Leach remind anyone of Larry Eustachy?

    When I listen to this guy talk, I always think back to Larry. He sounds like, acts/talks a little odd like Larry at times, but he is one hell of a coach! Anyone else get this type of vibe?



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    Re: Does Mike Leach remind anyone of Larry Eustachy?

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCLONECORY View Post
    When I listen to this guy talk, I always think back to Larry. He sounds like, acts/talks a little odd like Larry at times, but he is one hell of a coach! Anyone else get this type of vibe?
    Yes, and I also think the situation that led to Leach's firing reminds me of Larry. In both cases they had done numerous things to **** off the administration, but couldn't be fired because of past success. All the admin needed was a scandal to force their removal.



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    Re: Does Mike Leach remind anyone of Larry Eustachy?

    Mike Leach - 10 seasons as a Div I college football head coach - 10 bowl games

    Larry Eustachy - 19 seasons as a Div I college basketball head coach - 3 NCAA tournaments

    I don't see the similarity.


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    Re: Does Mike Leach remind anyone of Larry Eustachy?

    Quote Originally Posted by MontyBurns View Post
    Mike Leach - 10 seasons as a Div I college football head coach - 10 bowl games

    Larry Eustachy - 19 seasons as a Div I college basketball head coach - 3 NCAA tournaments

    I don't see the similarity.
    LE was at ISU for 5 years. If he was here for 5 more, the situation would have been different. You have to be better than the top half of team in backetball to go to the tourney.

    If half of Leach's Head Coaching years were at Utah State and Southern Miss, he would have had less Bowl Games.





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    Re: Does Mike Leach remind anyone of Larry Eustachy?

    I agree Cyhop - I'm talking more personalities issues than anything else.



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    Re: Does Mike Leach remind anyone of Larry Eustachy?

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCLONECORY View Post
    I agree Cyhop - I'm talking more personalities issues than anything else.
    Yeah, most rational posters could realize that and not assume you meant that they accomplished exactly the same success.

    Overall I think Leach was actually more brash and abrasive towards his administration. LE had a problem and the PR nightmare got him canned. I wish he could have gotten treatment and stuck around for a while.



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    Re: Does Mike Leach remind anyone of Larry Eustachy?

    He reminds me of a drunk Phil Mickelson



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    Re: Does Mike Leach remind anyone of Larry Eustachy?

    I don't think they look anything alike...



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    Re: Does Mike Leach remind anyone of Larry Eustachy?

    Does Leach like Natty?





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    Re: Does Mike Leach remind anyone of Larry Eustachy?

    Just read Montys ignore list ... whoddathunk?



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    Re: Does Mike Leach remind anyone of Larry Eustachy?

    leach is avery solid coach; eustachy was more of a flake than a coach.


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    Re: Does Mike Leach remind anyone of Larry Eustachy?

    Yes. Two odd personalities.



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    Re: Does Mike Leach remind anyone of Larry Eustachy?

    Quote Originally Posted by MontyBurns View Post
    Mike Leach - 10 seasons as a Div I college football head coach - 10 bowl games

    Larry Eustachy - 19 seasons as a Div I college basketball head coach - 3 NCAA tournaments

    I don't see the similarity.
    LE: 2 conference titles, one conference tournament title.

    ML: No titles.

    I don't see the similarity either.


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    Re: Does Mike Leach remind anyone of Larry Eustachy?

    Quote Originally Posted by woodie View Post
    leach is avery solid coach; eustachy was more of a flake than a coach.
    I would still take him as a coach, record at ISU tells you why



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    Re: Does Mike Leach remind anyone of Larry Eustachy?

    Quote Originally Posted by isuforlife View Post
    I would still take him as a coach, record at ISU tells you why
    You can count me in on that too. My passion for basketball took a huge hit with the LE departure.


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