Mike Leach Won the Presser; Sparty Won the Game
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Dude's virtually guaranteed to provide a refreshing change from boring, coach-speak comments.
For example, his classic wedding prep video should be required viewing for every bachelor preparing to take the plunge:
So, leave it to The Pirate to steal a show by not saying anything.
Dude's coffee-cooling technique at the Holiday Bowl introductory press conference for the coaches went viral at light speed:
Michigan State's Mark Dantonio didn't stand a chance.
Dude's used to it. Sometimes, it's that way when he's the only topic in a story.
Still, Dantonio had his day.
Wazzu went into the Holiday Bowl without Luke Falk, their record-setting passer. As bad, star defensive lineman Hercules Mata'afa was suspended for the first half due to a targeting call in the Apple Cup.
Not sure if it woulda made that much of a difference. Sparty's no joke:
State's 42-17 victory was an accurate indicator of how the game went.
After Wazzu's first drive, it was Green-&-White all the way.
They'll definitely make themselves known again to the Big Ten next season.
Leach worked wonders with Connor Halliday and Falk, but Cooper's easily the best talent he's ever attracted to the program, football-wise.
Wazzu's got one of the top communications departments in the nation, counting Edgar R Murrow and Keith Jackson among its graduates.
Maybe now he'll have time to do some recruiting for them.