“The biggest thing is to make sure she’s your best friend.
It may be rivalry week, but Washington State football coach Mike Leach was dishing out some hilariously honest pre-wedding advice on Tuesday rather than sharing the team’s game plan.
When Leach found out a reporter was getting married in nine days, he decided to take the time to give the reporter some solid advice on his upcoming nuptial.
* * * It's been only five years since Texas Tech's landmark upset of Texas, 39-33, in Lubbock, but it feels like much longer: There are now disciples of Leach, and of Leach's mentor Hal Mumme, and practitioners of offenses that build on Leach and Mumme's ideas, dispersed throughout college football (this includes Mumme himself, who's back at SMU this season as an assistant under June Jones).
At Baylor, former Leach assistant Art Briles is running one of the most explosive offenses in modern history; at Texas Tech, former Red Raiders quarterback Kliff Kingsbury is propagating Leach's theories with a more handsome patina.
I don't know if Mike Leach is a Zeitgeist football coach anymore, even if he is the only football coach currently co-authoring a book on Geronimo.