The Washington State football program could be witnessing the beginning of an exodus shortly after rising to prominence.
The announcement that athletic director Bill Moos agreed to take the same job with the Nebraska Cornhuskers is fueling speculation that coach Mike Leach will follow him.
It appears that school president Kirk Schulz is wise, and he wants to keep Leach at Washington State no matter what it takes.
Moos and Leach have a strong working relationship, so the speculation is hardly hearsay. No slight intended to Washington State, but the program at Nebraska outclasses them in terms of football prestige and history.
The Cornhuskers are one of the premier brands in the FBS, and they are ripe for a resurgence.
Leach has certainly proved he is capable of coaching teams to success. When he took over the program at Washington State, they were 13-47 over their previous five seasons. They’ve already won 32-games in their last five season under coach Leach, and are ranked in the top 25 for the third consecutive year.
If Washington State is able to keep Leach at their school, they might be able to keep their winning ways rolling. But Nebraska is due for a coaching change at the end of the year, possibly sooner. It appears as if the writing is on the wall in this one.
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