KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A new name has come up for the coaching vacancy with Tennessee.
Washington State coach Mike Leach emerged as a latest serious candidate in the coaching search Thursday night.
Tennessee fans giddily took to Twitter to announce their happiness with the hire. Which is becoming possibly more important each day. The negative blowback on Twitter could have scared off previous leading candidate Dave Doeren.
Leach is an interesting guy who has become wildly popular in college football circles because of his quirkiness. He has a law degree and has even spent time acting.
Leach’s coaching abilities are what make him so attractive, though. Leach coached at Texas Tech for a decade and left with an 84-43 record. He currently holds a 38-37 record in his 6 seasons with Washington State. The Cougars have a 9-3 record this season.
Texas Tech and Washington State might represent the two hardest places to competitively win in the Power 5. The Red Raiders won 9 games in 2009, Leach’s final season, and have not reached that mark since.
Leach brings an air-raid offense which would almost certainly provide a spark to the Vols offense. Tennessee had one of the worst offenses in the country last season, this would likely change if Leach came on board.
WMNL’s Josh Ward fully breaks down what Leach could mean for the Vols.
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