Washington State Head Football Coach Mike Leach Talks About the Death of His Quarterback, Tyler Hilinski, His Team, Unique Input on Plays, Travel, More

This college football offseason was very challenging for Washington State head football coach Mike Leach. With the sudden passing of Cougar quarterback Tyler Hilinski, the program was forced to deal with unexpected tragedy. In our latest CYInterview, Coach Leach tells us how he and his team handled the death of this young man.

Though they may be one of the youngest programs in college football, the Cougars surprised many in their first game this season, with a convincing win over Wyoming on the road. The NY Times bestselling author and frequent CYInterview guest believes his current team may be one of the most coachable he has ever had.

Coach Leach, ever the innovator, has so far this season utilized input on different plays from someone he says has worked as an engineer at Microsoft.

Away from sports, the 2008 College Football Coach of the Year tells us about his travels to Portugal and Croatia this summer. In our discussion, he gives Americans food for thought about the importance of traveling outside the United States. By doing this, he says, you will have a better perspective on life and that it will open up your mind to things you may never have thought about. Mike Leach hopes to live to 100, because he wants to see as much as he can of the world.

All these topics and more are covered in our latest CYInterview segment with Coach Mike Leach. You can listen to in its entirety below:

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