Washington State’s Mike Leach Responds To Nebraska Speculation

Washington State football coach Mike Leach has responded to speculation that he could follow athletic director Bill Moos and join the Nebraska Cornhuskers after the season.

Leach met with the university president on Monday and following the meeting he tried to put an end to those conversations.

“I don’t have any plan to do that,” Leach said, via Stefanie Loh of the Seattle Times. “They already have a head coach there, he’s a pretty good one. Mike Riley.”

Of course, that could all change if Riley is ultimately fired — which many expect will happen if the Cornhuskers don’t turn their season around.

Leach and Moos have a very strong relationship, so if the job does open it would be a surprise if Moos didn’t gauge Leach’s interest. After all, Leach has helped the Cougars rise to prominence in the Pac-12 and on the national stage.

The 56-year-old head coach has a 35-35 record since joining the Cougars in 2012.

This year, the Cougars sit at 6-1 and currently sit at No. 15 in the latest AP Top 25 poll. Washington State was ranked as high as No. 8, before suffering an embarrassing blowout loss to Cal a weekend ago.

Leach and the Cougars return to action this weekend against Colorado.

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