Mike Leach Leaves Wazzu For Mississippi State

January 9, 2020 by CollegeFootballPoll.com Staff

Mike Leach on Thursday (January 9) was announced as the new head football coach of Mississippi State.

Leach leaves Washington State after a 6-7 season, his worst in Pullman since 2014. In all, Leach spent 8 years with the Cougars who hired him 3 years after he had been fired by Texas Tech.

Leach has an over-all career record of 139-90.

He was 84-43 in 10 seasons with the Red Raiders where his team was co-champs of the conference in his next-to-last season (2008), but he was just 47-33 in Big 12 play.

With the Cougars, Leach compiled an over-all record of 55-47 and had just a single co-divisional title in his next-to-last season (2018). His teams were 36-36 in PAC-12 play.

Washington State did not immediately name an interim head coach as the university expected most of Leach's top assistants to go with him to MSU.

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