Video overview: The new staff at Washington State under Mike Leach
Posted by: Pete Roussel on February 8, 2012
Over the next few weeks, I will offer a video overview of each new coaching staff in college football. In total, twenty-six programs will head into Spring practice with a new head coach.
Of course, this has been a totally unprecedented year for the coaching carousel.
Most of the coaching staffs have been finalized. Last week, I took a look at Rich Rodriguez' new coaching staff at Arizona and Hugh Freeze's staff at Ole Miss. Today, I will highlight the new staff at Washington State under Mike Leach.
Of course, it didn't take very long for Wazzu athletic director Bill Moos and his search committee (that consisted of one person) to name a successor to Paul Wulff. Moos hired Mike Leach less than 24 hours after Wulff was dismissed as head coach.
Leach then turned around and surrounded himself with four familiar faces on the offensive side of the ball. He hired a special teams coordinator that he has worked with in the past in Eric Russell.
The defensive side of the ball, however, is a little bit different. Leach has never coached together with any of the four assistants including defensive coordinator Mike Breske.
Please show me the moving expenses' bill: Dennis Simmons and Clay McGuire are moving to Pullman from Greenville, North Carolina. Leach and Paul Volero are moving all the way from Key West, Florida. Eric Morris is moving from Houston, Texas; Eric Russell from Knoxville, Tennessee; Jim Mastro from Los Angeles; Mike Breske from Montana; and Joe Salave'a from Tucson.
Here's my video overview of the Mike Leach's staff at Washington State:
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