Washington State extends Mike Leach through 2024

06 Décembre, 2019, 09:37 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Head Washington State Football Coach Mike Leach waits to see if a WSU touchdown would be ruled a score during the first half

Despite reports stating he'd met with administrators from Arkansas earlier in the week about the Razorbacks' coaching vacancy, Leach officially hopped off the coaching carousel Thursday morning, agreeing in principle to a contract extension that will keep the offensive guru in Pullman through the 2024 football season.

Three days after a social media spoof indicated Mike Leach had accepted a position at Ole Miss, Washington State's athletic department unveiled a graphic of its eighth-year head coach - the text reading "Extended through 2024".

Both Campbell and Leach were thought to be on the short list of candidates that Arkansas athletics director Hunter Yurachek was considering.

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In keeping with his agreement signed following the 2017 season, Leach's 2020 compensation will be $4 million, while the following four years he is also scheduled to make $4 million per year. "He has returned WSU to national prominence, is one of the top football coaches in the nation, and we are fortunate to have him leading our program". He is 139-89 in 18 seasons at WSU and Texas Tech.

The Cougars are going to bowl game for the fifth consecutive season, the first time that's happened in program history. The Cougars will learn their bowl destination and opponent this weekend. He will also receive a $750,000 retention bonus if he still at Washington State when the 2020 season ends.

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