Leach, Cougs ready to take on Gophers

Leach, Cougs ready to take on Gophers

After a month off, the Washington State Cougars are ready to get back on the field.

Washington State and Minnesota set to square off in the 2016 Holiday Bowl.

“That is what is neat about the game and neat about bowl games is that you get to play people from conferences that you normally would not get to play,” said head coach Mike Leach.

As far as the rumors about Luke Falk leaving after the contest?

“[It] won’t be his last game,” Leach said. “We will see what the last game does mean to the program and all the milestone stuff.”

For the Gophers, going up against number 4 and the air raid presents a much different challenge than what they face week in and week out in the rugged Big 10.

“It will take a great effort, and part of that when it comes to it is that hopefully they are having a little bit of an off day and whether that is through drops, or whatever, but it is hard to rely on him to be inaccurate because he has done such a good job all year long,” said Gophers head coach Tracy Claeys.

Much of the focus surrounding this contest is centered on the Gophers brief boycott of the suspension of ten teammates, but Coach Leach isn’t concerned with the adversity Minnesota is dealing with.

“I mean, they are a great football team, but the only thing we can control is ourselves, we are just worried about ourselves,” said Leach.