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Wulff’s firing by Wazzu imminent; Leach their top target?

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For those who enjoy the time of year which brings the lopping off of the heads of underperforming coaches, you’re in luck as the coaching carousel is about to commence in earnest.

With one already out the door this weekend, and another on his way, the Seattle Times is reporting that Paul Wulff is all but out as Washington State’s head coach.  Wulff, who has one year remaining on his contract, is expected to meet with WSU athletic director Bill Moos either today or tomorrow to discuss the status of the football program, with a decision announced shortly thereafter.

Perhaps the only surprise would be if the school didn’t go in a different direction.  Wulff has won just nine of his 49 games in his four years as the Cougars’ head coach, and has seemingly been on the coaching hot seat for more than two of those seasons.  Oddly enough, Wulff compiled his best season record-wise this year as WSU went 4-8, which is just one victory shy of the team’s total for the first three years of his tenure combined.

Citing sources familiar with the process, the Times also reports that WSU will have Mike Leach at the top of their coaching to-do list.  Leach has been out of coaching since his messy departure from Texas Tech in December of 2009, but has been mentioned in connection to nearly every job that has come open since the start of the season.

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6 Responses to “Wulff’s firing by Wazzu imminent; Leach their top target?”
  1. woebegong says: Nov 27, 2011 9:35 AM

    Just keep Leach away from anybody associated with ESPN, and he might do alright. Then again, keeping every coach away from ESPN might be good for college football all together. They have some serious deficiencies when it comes to announcers and their ability to call a game, and not interject, their personal biases in a game, which usually turn out to be stating the obvious, or completely off track. The only thing worse than a game called by an ESPN team, is when they try and act like they know anything about NASCAR anymore. They need to spend less time hiring attractive people for the side lines cameos and pit stalkers, and more time hiring people who can actually report and call a game.

  2. texbornlsufan says: Nov 27, 2011 10:57 AM

    I agree with your thoughts on ESPN, but have your heard Leach on the radio talk shows? He is terrible !!!!!!!! Get him back on the sidelines somewhere quick.

  3. woebegong says: Nov 27, 2011 11:17 AM

    I agree with you texasbornLSU fan,

    He needs to get over his firing and move on. He is a good offensive mind, but the more he whines, the more programs shy away from him, because they don’t need the headache.
    He reminds me a lot of the GA. Tech. coach and Mushcamp of the UF team. Quick with the comments, substantiated or not. You would think Leach took lessons from Spurrier on how, to out talk you ability and influence others to like you. One east SEC title in five full years at S.C. and he likes to think he is the next best thing to bread. His ego is unmatched, it is a shame his teams do not live up to his ego. Oh well, it takes all kinds to make the world I guess. By the way, LSU will win it all. I hope my young DAWGS keep the SEC Championship game respectful, but I am a realist. They can’t match the experience level and athletes LSU is putting on the field. Next year I expect these youngsters on the DAWG team to be a lot more competitive. Protect your QB from Alabama and you can roll all over them as well. Their QB, in my opinion is not ready for prime time yet. I really beleive that UGA could give Alabama a go for it, since UGA’s defense is not a big slouch, just not as experienced.
    Good luck in the BCS NC.

  4. thefiesty1 says: Nov 27, 2011 11:49 AM


    Your right, his xm radio show is absolutely terrible. But, the man can coach offense. Maybe that’s just what WSU needs to compete in the PAC12. Leach needs to get back on the sidelines sooner than later.

  5. cfbfaninbadnfltown says: Nov 27, 2011 12:43 PM

    I don’t get why the head coaches at UCLA, Wazzu, ASU & Arizona were even allowed to start the season? The records they posted were really bad at least at U Dub their coach kind of turned it around some what. If I were Leach I’d hold out for the UCLA or ASU jobs at least those schools have real stadiums and not that High School field Wazzu tries to pass off as a D-1 stadium.

  6. mashoaf says: Nov 28, 2011 2:21 AM

    Finally the Cougs are looking for a real coach.

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