If Cougars do turn to Mike Leach, it could be an interesting pairing

If Cougars do turn to Mike Leach, it could be an interesting pairing

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FILE - This Sept. 19, 2009, file photo shows Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach during the first quarter of the NCAA college football game against Texas in Austin, Texas. Has Mike Leach lost his inner pirate? This time last year Texas Tech was undefeated, ranked No. 2 in the country and coming off of back-to-back wins over Top 10 opponents. This season has been wildly different: rotating quarterbacks, a Twitter ban, a player dissing his tardiness and an unexpected Big 12 loss he said came because his players were listening to their "fat little girlfriend." (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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by Bud Withers / The Seattle Times

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Posted on November 28, 2011 at 9:05 AM

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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