Mike Leach has some tailgating tips.

Because… Mike Leach.

Ask Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach a question on any topic, and you can count on a thorough answer. With the Bulldogs scheduled for an 11 a.m. CT kick against Arkansas on Saturday in Starkville, Leach was asked his top five items to bring to an early morning tailgate.

The coach happily obliged, starting his list off with something to drink.

“Well, some will bring Bloody Marys I imagine,” he said. “…Probably a comfortable lawn chair. Get a little sleep in before kickoff. You would definitely want something good to eat (that will) energize ya, but that’s quick and easy. Five, huh? Shoot, I don’t know.”

At this point, Leach was struggling to come up with more things to round out his list. That’s when a reporter interjected to suggest coffee, to which Leach agreed before going on the list the remaining early morning tailgate necessities.

“You definitely want that,” he said. “Definitely some level of stimulant. You need your sunglasses for sure. And then, probably if you’re really having a good time, you’re gonna have a long after the tailgate thing, too. So you’re definitely gonna want a good TV set up or somebody to have one. One of those screens out there on the lawn to watch the other games because you’re gonna be done before most of ’em.”

LOL.  If there’s any coach I could see dropping in on an early morning tailgate before a game, it’s Mike Leach.



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12 responses to “Mike Leach has some tailgating tips.

  1. I liked his wedding advice to the female reporter…”elope “

    He ain’t wrong.

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    • Odontodawg

      My father-in-law, who has a rapist’s wit, once sent me an email about 22 years ago as his daughter and I were treading water through the pre-wedding process. We ended up having about 400 plus at the wedding and reception. About one month prior, he sent me an email and this is all it said:

      “I’ll buy you a six pack and a ladder if you elope. Let me know.”

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  2. Texas Dawg

    No matter what else he is, boring he’s not.

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  3. RangerRuss

    I figured high on Leach’s list would be rum and a saucy wench.
    Arrrr! Surrender the booty.

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  4. David K

    He’s not half as clever and funny as everyone seems to want to give him credit for being. He’s gotten a ton of mileage out of the pirate schtick from 15 years ago. Now everyone puts a mic in front of him waiting on some weird eccentric nonsense and he’s usually a dud. Good coach though.


    • Harold Miller

      He is more of a jazz musician. When he is on a composition, like a post game presser, he can adlib and that’s when the gems tend to fly.

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  5. fisheriesdawg

    Hey, this isn’t a bad idea. Coaches are always worried about the crowds being ready for noon kicks. Make it known that the coach will stop by a couple of tailgates around 8AM for a quick visit every time they have an early kick. There will undoubtedly be more butts in seats as people decide to at least go with the short tailgate.

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    • originaluglydawg

      Coach making a visit would be nice, but I think RR’s suggestion of “a saucy wench” is more motivating.