Washington State head coach Mike Leach said that he has a viking axe in his bedroom that his wife bought him for protection.

Mike Leach has a viking axe in his bedroom for protection

Mike Leach is the head football coach for the Washington State Cougars and is one of the more intriguing personalities in all of college football. He is best known for his anger on the sidelines during his days with Texas Tech, but also has some stories away from the football field.

The latest one is a doozy.

According to Leach, he has a viking axe that his wife bought him in his bedroom for self protection.

“I keep my guns on one part of the house totally locked up, and I keep the ammunition in another part of the house. Because if you think about it carefully, statistically, you’re more likely to shoot yourself, a loved one or a relative,” he said.

“There’s this (absurd) notion of ‘if you come in my house I’ll shoot ya.’ I do have a Viking axe by the bed if I need to whack someone. … My wife bought me a Viking axe – the axe side curls down so you can grab the adversary around the neck and you can use it to climb walls, as a grappling hook.”

Keeping an axe in a bedroom instead of a gun certainly isn’t something that everyone does. That is one thing that makes Leach unique, in addition to quite a few other things that he does or has done in the past.

That would be one huge surprise for anyone trying to break into Leach’s home. Not only would he be met with a weapon, but it would be a viking axe that would likely scare a person more than seeing a gun.

Leach has always had a flair for the dramatic, but this is farther than most would have expected. Leach further proved that he is the most interesting coach in college football and it isn’t even close.

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