Former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach will now run the football program at Washington State University. Leach will replace Paul Wulff, who was fired this week after the Cougs lost to Washington in the Apple Cup to top off a disappointing 4 and 8 season. It was the best season of Wulff's tenure, and the team had shown improvement, however, with new television revenue available, Athletic Director Bill Moos felt that big changes were needed to bring the Cougars to a level to where they could compete and win nationally.
Leach was 84-43 at Texas Tech, with 10 bowl appearances. Cougar fans are hoping that Leach can do for Washington State, what Mike Holmgren did for the Seattle Seahawks. Holmgren got the NFL 'Hawks into the Super Bowl in the 2005-2006 season.