There’s a feeling that anything “the Pirate” touches turns to gold. Boy, Ole Miss could certainly use some of that right about now.
Mike Leach, entering his sixth season as head coach at Washington State, could be a candidate to come to the SEC and take over the Ole Miss program, according to Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports on Friday.
Leach has made an impact at both Texas Tech and Washington State, where he’s seeking a third straight season with at least eight wins. How big of a deal is that, you ask? The Cougars have only managed that one other time in school history, which dates back to 1894.
Washington State has won 17 games over the last two seasons. In 2015 and 2016, Leach led the first- and third-ranked passing attacks in the country, respectively.
Dodd writes that a source in the Mississippi region believes Leach would be a good fit in Oxford. Some of the reasons include being a wizard when it comes to developing quarterbacks and running the same style of offense.
Plus, one could argue that Leach has maximized his success in Pullman over the last two seasons and could look for greener pastures.
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