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I think we all know what Mississippi State did on Saturday, so no need to revisit that. This was ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum's reaction head coach Mike Leach's SEC debut...
“His offensive play calling and schemes are legendary,” Finebaum said of Leach on WJOX. “His defenses have never been particularly great but he’s just been a quirky guy that rubs the administration the wrong way. Give John Cohen credit. The remarkable thing about Mississippi State is that they’d already made the decision to retain Joe Moorhead. And then Kiffin came and the bowl experience, a lot of issues before that bowl game and then they fired him after losing that bowl game. This is not a situation that anyone saw developing even at the end of the season last year.”
“You might call John Currie at Wake Forest right now. He was the Tennessee AD who went to get Mike Leach after Butch Jones was fired. And his chancellor fired him before he got back to Knoxville because of it. There was such an uprising,” Finebaum said “Leach admitted it. I’ve talked to him, and others did as well. I’m not saying Mike Leach would have been any better in Tennessee. I’m just saying that he was that toxic to some people. It’s never been about his coaching.”
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