A year ago, Washington State played a football game at Southern Methodist, which it lost, 35-21. An analyst for CBS College Sports Network took note of what he perceived to be the dour countenance of WSU coach Paul Wulff.
"You like to see a little more optimism out of coach Wulff here," he said. "Expect good things to happen. I don't know if it put me in a better mood, but I felt like it contributed a little ... sometimes on the sideline, you forget to smile."
Wulff's critic that day was none other than Mike Leach, who had been fired at Texas Tech the year before. Now it's believed that WSU would like Leach and his demeanor on the sideline rather than Wulff.
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