Mississippi State coach in critical conditionSPORTS
Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach is in “critical” condition after suffering an undisclosed medical emergency, according to reports.
Robbie Faulk 247 Sports“Mike Leach needs a miracle, folks.”
Coaches around the country tweeted their support for Leach, the quotable offensive mind who has won 158 games as a head coach since 2000 at Texas Tech, Washington State and Mississ
Josh Heupel Tennessee head coach"Thinking about @Coach_Leach tonight. Praying for you Coach.”
Mississippi State Statement“The thoughts and prayers of the university are with Mike and Sharon and their family.”
Leach, 61, was reportedly taken from his home to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, roughly 125 miles away.
Leach has coached in college football since the 1980s, beginning his career as an assistant at Cal Poly.
He is known for helping develop the “air raid” offense, a pass-heavy offensive system that often employs four wide receivers with the quarterback operating out of the shotgun f
He resurfaced at Washington State, where he was the head coach from 2012 to 2019, notably coaching graduate transfer and future NFL quarterback Gardner Minshew in 2018. The Cougars
In 2020, Leach joined the SEC as the head coach of Mississippi State. He has gone 19-17 overall and 11-15 in the conference since taking over.
Mississippi State is scheduled to play in the 2023 ReliaQuest Bowl on January 2 against Illinois after going 8-4 overall in 2022.
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