ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit reacts to the news of Mississippi State hiring Mike Leach as their new head c
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How did ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit react to the news of Mississippi State hiring Mike Leach as their new head coach?...

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Mike Leach: One night, [my pet raccoon, Bilbo Baggins] got particularly feisty, so my dad and I drove him out to woods. Once we found a good spot, we stopped and I put him on the ground and took his collar off. He kind of ambled about, taking in the new surroundings. I preface this next part by saying I do think humans and animals share an unspoken understanding, to some extent. That’s why it’s so easy to bond with pets. So this is how I remember saying goodbye to Bilbo: He wandered 10 yards away or so from the truck, and then he turned and looked at us and kind of had this expression like, It was nice knowing ya.
Reply13 days
Leach is awesome. Best press conferences in college football are ones that include him. Great hire for State.
Reply13 days
Oops...fat fingered the damn downvote! I absolutely love watching his press conferences. Really good hire for state.
13 days
Leach and Saban in the same press conference . . . that will be a special event!
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MIKE LEACH: ‘I called six, or our call for four verticals. We had it, and I called it, and Kliff [Kingsbury, the QB] shook me off. Now most of the time I'm fine with quarterbacks shaking me off, but we had this, and I got mad and called time out and said some things to Kliff.’ Leach spits in the ocean. ‘So Kliff goes out there, and I call six again, and he shakes me off again, and now we get delay of game. It's fourth down, and we're on our own 40, but I just call it again and have some words with Kliff. We hit it against that corner cheating up for a touchdown, and Kliff comes up and starts yelling at me angry on the sideline. “FINE, FINE, ARE YOU HAPPY NOW? WE DID IT YOUR WAY, AND NOW ARE YOU HAPPY?” And I was.’ Pulling for you Mike!!!
Reply14 days
A little off topic there chief
14 days
Spot on...that's Leach. Luv me some Leach...Football=Fun! ANYTHING "off topic" IS Leach.
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