Latest Mike Leach News

Arizona grinds out 28-14 win over Texas Tech

Sep. 15, 2019 3:12 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona scored one touchdown on a bursting run, hit some chunk plays in the passing game. When it mattered most, the Wildcats played the power game — and Texas Tech was helpless to stop them. Arizona ran the ball 13 straight times during a 99-yard drive in the fourth quarter and...

Texas Tech and Arizona expected to produce high-scoring game

Sep. 13, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate failed to live up to the Heisman Trophy hype a year ago, hampered by injuries and a new offensive system. Now that he's healthy and has a better grasp of how second-year coach Kevin Sumlin wants him to run the offense, Tate is again proving to be one of...

Washington State plays Houston in first big test for Cougs

Sep. 12, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

Here are some things to watch in the Pac-12 Conference this week: GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 20 Washington State (2-0) against Houston (1-1) at NRG Stadium. Are the Cougars the real deal? Washington State will get its first real test of the season Friday night in Texas. The Cougs had easy wins over New Mexico State...

Gordon leads No. 22 Washington St. over N. Colorado 59-17

Sep. 7, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — In two games as a starter, Washington State quarterback Anthony Gordon is averaging better than 50 points and 400 passing yards. He isn't doing it alone. "The offensive line is always great," Gordon said after throwing for 464 yards and four touchdowns to help No. 22 Washington State...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: No overreactions this early, please

Sep. 4, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

Jalen Hurts will win the Heisman Trophy. The Pac-12 has been eliminated from the College Football Playoff. Nebraska is way overrated. Tennessee will be lucky to win a game this season. In fact, Georgia State might be better than half of the Southeastern Conference. The first week of the college football season...

No. 23 Washington St. seeks 3rd straight season-opening win

Aug. 29, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

New Mexico State (3-9 last season) at No. 23 Washington State (11-2), Saturday at 10 p.m. ET (Pac-12 Network). Line: Washington State by 32. Series Record: First meeting. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Washington State is looking to improve its 2-5 record in season openers under coach Mike Leach, and help set the stage for an...

Pac-12 saw some key QB competitions heading into season

Aug. 28, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

Gardner Minshew's success was something of a pleasant surprise last season for Washington State. Now the Cougars will look to his backup, Anthony Gordon. Washington State was one of several Pac-12 teams that went through a quarterback competition before the season. Washington was similarly tasked with replacing...

Washington St may go with another graduate transfer at QB

Aug. 14, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

There's a good chance Washington State coach Mike Leach will once again turn the Cougars' Air Raid offense over to a graduate transfer quarterback. The conventional wisdom is that former Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud is likely to succeed Gardner Minshew. Gubrud has a big edge on experience over...

New coach Neal Brown's task is to keep West Virginia rolling

Aug. 12, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — New coach Neal Brown has a tall task as he tries to prevent West Virginia's perennially prolific offense from turning pathetic. Brown was hired from Troy in January to take over for the departed Dana Holgorsen and inherited a roster lacking proven stars. Gone is record-setter Will...

Pac-12 could have a couple morning kickoffs this season

Jul. 24, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Pac-12 has heard plenty of criticism from fans and coaches about a third of games being played at night last year. That has led Commissioner Larry Scott to possibly try a new scheduling approach this season. Instead of "Pac-12 After Dark", welcome to "Breakfast with the Pac-12"....