Leach talks Bulldog football at Touchdown Club

Photo: Mississippi State coach Mike Leach takes reporters’ questions ahead of Monday evening’s appearance at the Memphis Touchdown Club. (Courtesy photo)

Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach spoke to the Memphis Touchdown Club Monday night at the Hilton Memphis, getting football fans ready for the upcoming season.

Leach spoke with reporters before the evening dinner and presentation, especially about the start of the season matchup with the University of Memphis in Starkville.   

Mike Leach talking with reporters at the Memphis Touchdown Club.

“We’ve had a really good spring but we have to build on that,” Leach said. “We’ve got to build on that and have an even better camp, but I think everybody’s improved over the last year. We don’t have a lot of seniors but we have a lot of guys who’ve had a number of starts.” 

Leach said he was looking forward to speaking to the Touchdown Club and Bulldog supporters who may be in attendance.  

“It’s really good to get with the fans,” Leach said. “You want everybody to get excited about football. We’re excited about it.”

The two-time national Coach of the Year is considered the mastermind of what is called the “Air Raid Offense.”

Entering his third season in Starkville, Leach is 11-13 in Starkville over the past two seasons. He’s also coached at Texas Tech and Washington State and his teams have won 150 games with Leach as a head coach. 

Leach’s coaching record is found on the Sports Reference website

Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach, starting his third season in Starkville. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County Sports)

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