Saturday night, Mike Leach made his long-awaited return to Lexington, home of where he helped Hal Mumme introduce the air raid offense to college football in the 90s.
During his brief time at Wildcats, Leach’s offense piled up stats at a rate never seen in school history, including a single-season (4,275 yards) passing record by Tim Couch.
But in his return to the school where he began showing the world what an offensive genius he’d become, his Mississippi State offense could do nothing against the Cats’ defense en route to a 24-2 loss.
The Bulldogs finished the game with just 295 total yards and zero offensive points (MSU’s lone score was a safety on a botched punt snap).
As you can imagine, Leach was none too pleased with his team’s performance, so much so that he’s ready to “purge” the program of players he doesn’t think fit the program.
Get embarrassed by Kentucky, immediately threaten to run players off. Mike Leach, everyone. https://t.co/mRICUP52wP— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) October 11, 2020
Leach has never been one to hide his true feelings, and that was evident following his team’s blowout loss to Kentucky, who entered the week 0-2 and ranked among college football’s worst in many defensive categories.
And as frustrating as things have been at times during Mark Stoops’ career in Lexington, especially early on, I don’t believe he ever threatened to ‘purge’ some of his players off the team.