Mike Leach tragically passed away of a heart condition. Coach Leach repeatedly took also-ran football programs like Texas Tech, Washington State and most recently Mississippi State to new heights. He was an innovator, credited with developing the Air Raid offense while at Texas Tech, a great coach, a funny and intelligent man, and by all accounts are very good person. Except for a few turd sports “journalists” he was liked by all, a rarity in college football.
The college football world is a far sadder place with him gone. He lives on through his incredible coaching tree: