Former Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach has “verbally agreed” to become the next head coach of Washington State University, according to CBS Sports.
Leach will replace Paull Wulff, who was fired by the school Tuesday. Wulff had one year remaining in his five-year contract with WSU. During his tenure, the Cougars had a 9-40 record and were 4-8 this year.
Leach, who has 23-years of coaching experience, hasn’t coached in two years. He currently hosts college football talk shows for CBS College Sports and Sirius satellite radio. The 50-year-old coached for 10 seasons at Texas Tech where he had an 84-43 record. Known for his pass offenses, Leach never had a losing season and took the Red Raiders to a bowl game every year.
Texas Tech fired Leach when he refused to apologize to receiver Adam James, for “…actions that put James at risk for further injury,” according to school officials.