Mike Leach Lambasts Wazzu’s Lackluster Loss at Utah
After two tough losses, including a feckless effort at No. 19 Utah on Saturday night, Washington State Head Coach Mike Leach let loose on his feelings about his team and its performances, describing the Cougars as "fat, dumb, happy and entitled."
Washington State entered its conference game against the Utes (4-1 overall, 1-1 Pac-12) as the No. 1 passing team in the country. After WSU failed to play like a No. 1-ranked passing team, Leach said the Cougars (3-2, 0-2) believed they were better than they actually are.
"We're a very soft team," Leach said. "We get a lot of good press. We like to read it a lot. We like to pat ourselves on the back, and if we get any resistance, we fold."
What is it about losing to the Utes? This post game outburst was very similar to the last time his Cougars lost to Utah in 2012.
WSU got trounced 49-6 that day, and Leach sent his entire offensive line to the post game presser to answer questions.
This time around, it was just him, and he was brutally honest.
"I think we've got a bunch of free agents running around there that think they're pretty special, and then as soon as something doesn't go their way, they want to pout," Leach said.
Earlier this week he called his team out saying they were "acting like babies" on the sidelines during the second half collapse at home against UCLA.
A week ago, WSU utterly couged it in a 67-63 loss to the Bruins in which Wazzu squandered a 32-point third-quarter lead. On Saturday, the Cougars surrendered 526 yards to a Utah team that didn't even throw a pass in the fourth quarter.
"We weren't even close," Leach said. "I think that at some point they have to embrace the effort themselves."