Washington State Football: Mike Leach Gets New 5-Year Deal


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Washington State football coach Mike Leach was named as a potential candidate for a number of high-profile job vacancies, but he ultimately decided to return to the Cougars.

As a reward for his loyalty, Leach has received a new five-year contract from the university.

Bruce Feldman of Sports Illustrated was first to report the news.

In six years at Washington State, Leach has a record of 38-17. This season, the Cougars finished with a record of 9-3. When you include his tenure at Texas Tech from 2000-09, the head coach has compiled an overall record of 122-80.

Next up for No. 18 Washington State is a meeting with the No. 16 Michigan State Spartans in next week’s Holiday Bowl.

Kickoff is set for Thursday, Dec. 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

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Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.
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