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COMMENTARY: Leach doing program no service

MARQUESS WILSON

OVER THE PAST several weeks, Washington State coach Mike Leach has publicly criticized his football players. The Cougars are 2-7 and deserve criticism, but coaches typically yell at their players at practice or rip them in private. They don't berate them in front of the media.

Seeing a lack of effort, Leach has called some of his players "empty corpses" and said that last Saturday's 49-6 loss at Utah was like "a zombie convention." He also intimated that his offensive and defensive linemen were cowards and forced them to meet reporters after the game so they could explain their sorry play. As a Coug, I was excited when Leach was hired. He led Texas Tech to 10 straight...

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