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“Bars don’t close on the East Coast until 4AM.”

Evidently Mike Leach is not a morning person.

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The Leach coaching tree has many branches, my friends.

In light of the spirited debate we had last week about the validity of Mike Leach’s coaching career, take a look at this Ian Boyd article.  It’s pretty damned impressive to see the number of assistants and former players of his who have moved on to major coaching jobs.

Maybe there’s more to “throw it short to people who can score” than some of you give him credit for.

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“Potassium is important.”

Mike Leach is gonna Mike Leach at every opportunity.

It sure beats Saban’s Coke bottle.

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For Mike Leach, the SEC might not mean more…

… but it’s certainly louder.

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And everywhere was a song and a celebration

Mike Leach in victory is the best Mike Leach.

 

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“Have you ever met a football coach who did so little talking about football?”

This Mike Leach interview is something else.  How something else?  Well, in it, you’ll go from learning about hunting ducks with gourds to the time Leach compared himself to Luther Campbell.  If you get a little dizzy following it, don’t feel bad.  I did, too.

That being said, this is my favorite quote from the article:

“See where we are again? Focus. Focus on what’s right here. Get a first down. Then we can score. Then we can win games. Then we can worry about winning championships.”

Forget one game at a time.  It’s one play at a time.

This bit’s a close second, though.

It is now Monday (or is it Tuesday?) night, and practice is taking place inside Martin Stadium. Students are strolling down Stadium Way, stopping by the locked gates to take in the clear view of the drills being run on the field below. The real show is a literal cloud of moths that has enveloped the light towers above the stadium’s northwest corner, nearly blacking out one section of lights. It looks like something Moses might have conjured up to convince Rameses to let his people go.

“I’ve been trying to figure that one out,” Leach later says of the swarm. “I’ve studied a lot about this region, and I guess that’s a seasonal thing. They have a ton of these little yellow jackets here, but the moth thing is new to me. You said you got some pictures and video of that? Make sure you tweet that. I want USC to be worried about it.”

Maybe they will.

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Mike Leach doesn’t recruit like other coaches.

At least not when it comes to recruiting tight ends.

“Tight ends are a blast if you have them,” Leach said. “If you have a true tight end — and I mean a true tight end — then life is good. God didn’t make very many true tight ends. Just go to the mall and the big long-armed guys you see at the mall — you’ll see a couple, but most of them can’t run fast and those that can probably can’t catch. So there’s not very many of them.”

You know, that’s gotta suck.  You make time go to the mall, fight the traffic, hunt for a parking spot, bop into Macy’s and — boom! — they’re all out of tight ends.

That’s why so many coaches do their recruiting on Amazon these days.  You can find anything on the Internet.

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