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Wednesday Quickies: Mike Leach’s Return to Lexington Edition

Saturday will be Leach’s first time coaching in Lexington since leaving more than 20 years ago.

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Mike Leach knows his way around Lexington, but Saturday will be the first time that Leach has been on the opposite sideline.

“It’s a great place. I have a lot of friends there. It’s just a gorgeous city, Lexington is, and a great setting for a football game,” Leach said Monday afternoon. “Now, I’m looking forward to going back to Kentucky. In football, you know, you get asked the memory lane question quite a bit. Not a lot of time to walk down memory lane, but it’ll be good to see Lexington again.”

Leach spent two years on the coaching staff at Kentucky. Of course, Leach played a role in the Air Raid offense in Lexington that produced record-setting numbers with Tim Couch leading the offense.

Leach’s offense at Mississippi State set records in Week 1 with QB K.J. Costello throwing for 623 yards against LSU. The Miss. St offense wasn’t as potent last week against Arkansas, as Costello threw for 313 but threw three interceptions.

Kentucky hasn’t forced an interception yet this year, but will likely need to create one (or maybe two, possibly three) to keep the Bulldogs in check on Saturday, because if we know anything about Leach, the ball will be flying through the air on Saturday.

Hopefully Mark Stoops and Co. can make Leach’s return to Lexington Saturday a little sour.

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