Mike Leach, head coach of the Washington State Cougars, did an AMA last night promoting his new book, Geronimo: Leadership Strategies of an American Warrior. We've assembled the five most important things we learned from Leach's AMA
1. How Geronimo would play football:
Redditor: The team is down by 15 with four minutes left when it punches in the ball on the outside zone read that hasn't worked all day but finally beats the WILL who's starting to dog it late in the game. Geronimo is the head coach. Does he go for 2 now, or kick the PAT and wait for the second opportunity?
ML: Geronimo's speed and tenacity in adverse conditions is going to allow him and his band of Chiricahua Apaches to score swiftly with that much time left. Illustrated in my book, "Geronimo: Leadership Strategies of an American Warrior," they prepared for situations like this and were raised to respond to them starting as children. They would never flinch in a situation like this. Going for 1 or 2 would be based on their evaluation of the opponent, the terrain, and the resources they had to work with.
2. That Leach likes rugby even more than football:
Redditor: What is your favorite sport to watch other than football? What teams/athletes do you root for?
ML: Rugby is my favorite sport to watch. I root for New Zealand and Wales.
3. If we gave Leach a time machine, he would hire the coolest coaching staff of all time:
Redditor: I know you are big history buff, if you had to fill your coaching staff with historical figures who would you choose? For the sake of discussion you can't pick a sports figure.
ML: Head Coach: George Washington Offensive Coordinator: Geronimo Offensive Assistant: Tarzan Defensive Coordinator: Winston Churchill Defensive Assistant: Daniel Boone
4. Leach's professional analysis of a fight between King Kong and Godzilla:
Redditor: Coach, who wins in a battle, Godzilla or King Kong??
ML: King Kong because he is much sharper looking and doesn't have to rely on that bogus ray that shoots out of his mouth.
5. The best place to get a steak in Pullman:
Redditor: Where's the best place to get a nice steak in Pullman/Moscow?
ML: The best place for a great steak in Pullman is Black Cypress.
And of course, no AMA would be complete without the now-infamous question, "Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck?" When Leach was asked which he would rather tackle, he replied:
It would clearly be easier to tackle the horse-sized duck!
There you have it, folks.
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