August 21, 2013, 5:38 pm
Mike Leach is one of the most well-respected offensive minds in all of college football from his days with the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma State Cowboys and Texas Tech Red Raiders. He’s now heading into his second season as the head coach at Washington State University. He joined Chad on Flight 750 Wednesday to talk about the upcoming season in the Pac-12.Leach insists that he and the staff have some higher expectations this season because the team, which was so young last year, has added a year of maturity and a year of experience learning the offense.
“It’s a lot of work, still a lot of work and it’s always kind of a lot of work. But we’ve got quite a bit of enthusiasm here and we’ll be a year older. We’ll be sophomores instead of freshmen, but we’re excited about this year.”
Leach also talked about how he brought his very offensive-minded approach to the game when he first got into coaching.
“I’d love to say that I went in to football with this incredibly open mind. It was naive and uneducated as much as it was an open mind.”
And finally Leach discussed whether the team would be adding any new wrinkles to the offense now that everyone has that extra year of experience.
“We’ll add new stuff, but if you add new stuff, maybe the most important thing is having the discipline to cut something. There’s only so much that you can be taught. There’s only so much you can do at a high level of efficiency. Every bit as important as adding something new or clever is getting rid of something so you don’t have too much clutter so you’re able to teach it and really make your kids good at it.”
Take a listen to the great interview and be sure to follow him on twitter at @Coach_Leach.