Washington State coach Mike Leach made a terrific debut at Pac-12 Media Days. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE)
We were winding our way back from ACC Media Days while our friends and colleagues took in the show in Universal City. Assorted highlights from the daylong Pac-12 media blitz follow. As with most media blitzes, not much was learned, but fun was had.
• This may be all that you are looking for. Longtime readers (and brand-new readers) will know of our fondness for Mike Leach. We have excerpted two of his Q&A answers below, but what you really want to do is watch video of the whole thing, right? Go do that now. For the unconvinced, a Leachian preview:
Q. Coach, what coach in the conference would make the best hunt and go fishing partner for you to go on a trip with?
LEACH: Good question. Let’s think about that carefully because we don’t want to get this one wrong. Rich Rodriguez has spent a lot of time in West Virginia so potential rub‑off there. I’m not as familiar with ‑‑ let’s see, I have it down to a playoff, Rich, and Kyle Whittingham is definitely a good one, Colorado, I’m not so sure what his hunting skills are.
I’m going to give the nod to Kyle. He’s sandwiched between a bunch of mountains, surrounded by them, and he’s been there for a while and fairly certain ‑‑ and he’s a tenacious guy. So I think that if you were to go hunting in Utah, Kyle would be the key guy to have around.