Mississippi State Head Coach Mike Leach remains hospitalized in critical condition

Mississippi State Head Coach Mike Leach remains hospitalized in critical condition.

According to the Clarion Ledger, Leach suffered a massive heart attack yesterday in Starkville and was transferred to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

The public outpouring of support for the one they call ‘The Pirate’ has been moving and nothing short of incredible.

At the age of 61, Leach is in his third season with the Bulldogs and is coming off his first Egg Bowl victory over Ole Miss on Thanksgiving Day to cap off an 8-4 regular season, giving him an overall record of 19-17 during those three years.

Defensive Coordinator Zach Arnett is in charge of the MSU football team until Leach’s return, according to School President Mark E. Keenum and interim Athletic Director Bracky Brett.

After the regular season, Leach told ESPN he had battled pneumonia throughout the 2022 campaign, but was feeling better.

Leach is one of most popular figures in all of college football for his timeless quotes, his authentic personality, and for simply being himself.

Here’s the latest from Mississippi State: “Mike Leach remains in critical condition at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Mike’s family is with him and appreciates the overwhelming expressions of love and support for the coach, but also requests that their family’s privacy be respected at this time.”

The release goes on to say that this is the extent of information that MSU has available regarding Coach Leach’s condition and the university will make no other comment at this time.

MSU will issue additional information via social media when it becomes available.

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