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Mike Leach’s epic rants and witty banter are remembered while the Mississippi State coach was battling a health problem

Mike Leach's epic rants and witty banter are remembered while the Mississippi State coach was battling a health problem

Mississippi Football coach Mike Leach was known for directing an offense wherever he coached that would help a quarterback reach 4,000 yards or more no matter where he went.

Cliff Kingsbury, PJ Simmons, Graham Harrell, Luke Falk, Gardner Minshaw and Will Rogers were just some of the quarterbacks who have reached this milestone.

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Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban shakes hands with Mississippi State Bulldogs coach Mike Leach before their game at Davis Wade Stadium on October 16, 2021 in Starkville, Mississippi.
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However, better than It might be his crime It was the yelling or clever pranks he would give between games. From aliens to coffee to wedding advice, Leach will have thoughts and opinions on the matter. As Sports Illustrated reported that Leach’s health was “critical,” college football fans remembered some of the best moments from the 61-year-old coach.

On Sunday, the school said Leach had been hospitalized due to a “personal health issue”.

The school says Mississippi native Mike Leach has a personal health problem

Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Mike Leach and Mississippi Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin speak before the game at Fout Hemingway Stadium on November 24, 2022 in Oxford, Mississippi.

Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Mike Leach and Mississippi Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin speak before the game at Fout Hemingway Stadium on November 24, 2022 in Oxford, Mississippi.
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“Mississippi State University head football coach Mike Leach had a personal health issue at his home earlier today,” the school said. “This issue led to the decision to transport Coach Leach to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson by ambulance.”

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“That is the extent of information MSU has regarding Coach Leach’s condition, and the university will make no further comment at this time other than to say that the thoughts and prayers of MSU are with Mike, Sharon, and their family.”

Leach took over at Mississippi State prior to the 2020 season after eight successful years at Washington State. In 36 games since 2020, he has been 17-19 and has led the Bulldogs to a bowl game in each of his first three seasons.

Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Mike Leach before the game against the Auburn Tigers at Davis Wade Stadium on November 5, 2022 in Starkville, Mississippi.

Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Mike Leach before the game against the Auburn Tigers at Davis Wade Stadium on November 5, 2022 in Starkville, Mississippi.
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Mississippi State has been 8-4 this season. Leach The virus has spread many times while talking to reporters.