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Report: Mike Leach and Graham Harrell reunited and it feels so good

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Mike Leach and Graham Harrell were meant to be together in the college football universe. Thankfully, on the night of a lunar eclipse, the stars appear to be aligned to bringing these two back together. According to a report by Jacob Thorpe of the Spokesman Review in Spokane, Washington, Leach will add his former Texas Tech quarterback to the coaching staff at Washington State.

Because Washington State already has the NCAA maximum of nine assistant coaches, Harrell’s role with the team will likely fall an administrative title for now. Thorpe suggests an offensive quality control position is a possibility. The staff position has not been confirmed by Washington State, although it may just be a matter of clearing all the paperwork behind the scenes. An announcement could come later this week.

Harrell played for Leach at Texas Tech from 2004 through 2008. During his time at Texas Tech in Leach’s offensive system, Harrell racked up a number of awards and honors including the 2008 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, 2007 Sammy Baugh Trophy and multiple All-America honors. Harrell was also voted the 2008 AT&T All-American Player of the Year in a fan vote. Harrell ended his collegiate career with 15,793 passing yards and 134 touchdowns to 34 interceptions.

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11 Responses to “Report: Mike Leach and Graham Harrell reunited and it feels so good”
  1. supremekingz says: Apr 14, 2014 9:04 PM

    Graham Harrell was THE MAN at Texas Tech!

  2. Bo Darville says: Apr 14, 2014 9:16 PM

    Will he be the guy to lock concussed malcontents in sheds?

  3. shaunodame says: Apr 14, 2014 10:47 PM

    Too bad he doesn’t have any eligibility left lol

  4. titansbro says: Apr 14, 2014 11:01 PM

    He was an absolute stud at TT. Never understood why he didn’t get more of a shot at the NFL level but I guess when you’re behind Aaron Rodgers on the depth chart it is what it is.

  5. downhillharry says: Apr 15, 2014 12:03 AM

    Not so sure why people are so enamored with Mike Leach QB’s. Yes they are college “record setters” but when your offense averages between 60 and 80 pass attempts per game it is not difficult to be a “record setter”. His QB’s translate very poorly to the NFL, for all the accoloades Harrel received at TT, he was an NFL bust (undrafted) as have been most of Leachs QB’s. If I were a highly touted QB I would stay away from Mike Leach’s program.

  6. balfe13 says: Apr 15, 2014 3:53 AM

    I feel bad for the guy; now he has to live in Pullman. I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy.

  7. trbowman says: Apr 15, 2014 4:17 AM

    “He was an absolute stud at TT. Never understood why he didn’t get more of a shot at the NFL level but I guess when you’re behind Aaron Rodgers on the depth chart it is what it is.”

    The arm strength just wasn’t there to get it done at the NFL level. Shame, because everything else was a major plus with the guy.

  8. clevelandschronic2 says: Apr 15, 2014 9:08 AM

    @downhill how in the hell is an undrafted free agent considered a bust.

  9. thefiesty1 says: Apr 15, 2014 11:40 AM

    Good for the pirate and his right hand man. One day soon they will have WSU wrecking havoc in the PAC.

  10. flips220 says: Apr 15, 2014 11:51 AM

    “CrraaAABBBTREEEEEEEE!!”

    I still remember the call when they beat Texas with Harrell at the helm. It was glorious.

    He was a fantastic college QB. Shame he couldn’t cut it in the NFL, but I’m not sad about it or anything. Good for him, getting into coaching. Not saying he’ll be the next Kliff Kingsbury or anything, but glad to see he’s landing on his feet.

  11. wabbitslayer says: Apr 15, 2014 2:11 PM

    I’d say he’s earned a shot at a coaching opportunity. It’s not like he killed five hookers or anything.

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