Washington State athletic director Bill Moos said he was going to work quickly to find a replacement for Paul Wulff, and he did just that. On Wednesday, Leach reportedly agreed to terms with the Washington State Cougars. Leach's name was first floated immediately after the Apple Cup, when initial reports indicating Wulff would not be retained emerged.
Leach has been out of coaching since 2009, when he was unceremoniously dropped by Texas Tech amid a swarm of controversy. Since then, Leach has been embroiled in a wrongful termination lawsuit against Texas Tech, perhaps stifling his ability to get back into coaching.
As the college football coaching carousel whirled to life this past week, Leach's name has been floated for just about every available job. In fact, Leach has been a popular name since he departed Lubbock, though he had yet to rejoin the head coaching ranks.
Leach comes to Pullman with an 84-43 record, including an 11-win season with the Red Raiders in 2008. In his head coaching career, which spanned 10 seasons in Lubbock, Leach has never had a losing season, with a low-mark of 7-6 in his first year at the helm.
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