Is This The End Of The Mike Leach Era At Washington State?

As the regular season of college is coming to an end, many teams could be looking to move on from their coaches if they already haven’t ended it. With two prominent colleges already firing their head coaches—Arkansas and Florida State—Scott Frost is another dark-horse candidate who could be fired at season’s end.

Mike Leach, also known as “the Pirate,” will have his phone ringing about the possibility of trading in crimson and grey for new colors. For Mike Leach, leaving Washington State wouldn’t be a shocker because he almost left for Tennessee in 2017. However, he chose to stay with Washington State after Tennessee fired John Currie, who was their Athletic Director at the time.

Looking at these two schools, they have much to offer for coach Leach. In Florida State, he would be taking over a job that had not been available for a very long time.  Since Bobby Bowden was the head coach from 1976-2009, then Jimbo Fisher from 2009-2017, and lastly, Willie Taggart who was relieved of his coaching duties two weeks ago, with Taggert lasting less than 2 seasons.

In Arkansas, another team with an extensive history could be calling Leach to take over. Leach had been linked as a possible candidate before, with this happening back in 2017, the same year he almost bolted for Tennessee. You already know Arkansas will be throwing all their chips into convincing Leach to come to Fayetteville, being the biggest threat to Washington State for coaching services.

Lastly, the Nebraska Cornhuskers have been less than stellar during the Scott Frost era with Leach having a significant connection at Nebraska in Bill Moos, the former Washington State Athletic Director who initially hired Mike Leach to turn around the Cougars. While Bill Moos is probably thinking that Scott Frost was the wrong coach for Nebraska, he could be thinking Coach Leach could bring Nebraska to their golden days.

Only time will tell if Mike Leach will leave Washington State, but Washington State might have to look at the drawing board and figure out his replacement.

My bold prediction is that this will be the Pirate’s final year in Pullman with Leach trading in the Crimson and Grey for Cardinal and White and becoming the 36th head coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks.