Mississippi State remembers Coach Mike Leach

Mississippi State University held a memorial service today for former Head Football Coach Mike Leach.

Coach Leach died on December 12th after complications related to a heart condition.

Guest speakers close to the coach such as former players, coaches, and friends shared stories about Leach.

The one they call ‘The Pirate’ sent the past three seasons with the Bulldogs and was preparing his team to play in the ReliaQuest Bowl on January 2nd.

Prior to his stint with Mississippi State, Coach Leach spent time as the head coach for Texas Tech and Washington State. Former Oklahoma Head Football Coach Bob Stoops said, “There’s a ball game going on right now in heaven. And can’t you just see Mike? It’s 4th & 2, he’s on his own 40, and you know he’s going for it.”

Mississippi State Quarterback Will Rogers said, “I am honored to have known this man and get to play this great game for him. Coach, thank you for believing in me and thank you for everything you have done for me.”

Other schools have shown support for The Pirate. BYU posted a helmet with a pirate flag on it. Coach Leach’s former school, Washington State, also posted a helmet with a sticker honoring him.

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