Mississippi State Hiring Mike Leach as Next Head Coach

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The Mike Leach Show is coming to Starkville. Mike Leach is the next head football coach at Mississippi State.

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer

Two people with knowledge of the decision says Mississippi State has hired Washington State's Mike Leach as its new head coach.

The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the school has not yet officially announced the move. Leach will replace Joe Moorhead, who was fired last week after two seasons.

The post-bowl game firing was unusual, but the Bulldogs landed one of the most successful head coaches in the country in Leach. In 18 years was Texas Tech and Washington State, Leach is 139-90, using his Air Raid offense to set record and win consistently at two programs that have historically struggled.

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Breaking: Mike Leach is expected to become the next head coach at Mississippi State, according to ESPN and multiple reports. Yahoo Sports was first to report the hire. pic.twitter.com/P8ZLxU5T9L

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Bruce Feldman, Fox Sports and co-author of "Swing Your Sword: Leading the Charge in Football and Life" with Mike Leach, full interview and reaction: