Report: Mike Leach interviews for position at Mississippi State

WSU Coach Mike Leach

PULLMAN, Wash. — Could Mike Leach be heading to Mississippi State?

Sports radio host Bo Bounds, who is based in Jackson, Mississippi, reported Wednesday that the Washington State University head football coach has intervewed for the university’s open coaching position.

Bounds said Mississippi State Athletic Director John Coven traveled to Key West to interview Leach, the Cougar head coach owns a vacation home in Florida, and talks often about taking time there in the offseason.

The report comes just weeks after Leach’s contract automatically rolled over, extending him through the 2024 season with Washington State.

In past seasons, Leach has been rumored to being incredibly close to becoming Tennessee’s head coach.

This offseason, the schools that his name was mentioned with were Arkansas and Ole Miss. The Rebels hired Lane Kiffin, and Arkansas went with Sam Pittman.

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