15+ Mike Leach Quotes From The American Football Coach

Moumita Dutta
Dec 12, 2023 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Mar 11, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
Miss St - Mississippi St Bulldogs head coach MIKE LEACH talks with QB Will Rogers (2) during the game at Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, AR.

American college circuit football coach Michael Charles Leach popularly known as Mike Leach is known and respected for building potent offenses and directing passing oriented teams.

Mike Leach, who is presently the head coach of Mississippi State University, was also the head coach of Texas Tech University, and the most successful coach of Washington State University from 2012 to 2019. Mike leach is famous for his post game quotes and football quotes that are loved even by non-football fans.

The head coach Mike Leach who rules the College football arena, inspires everyone around him with is work and football quotes.

Building potent offenses and a spread offence pass system innovated by coach Mike Leach is  known as air raid offense.

Mike Leach has been a great head football coach for Washington state, Texas tech  and Mississippi State University. Coach Mike Leach's quotes on various topics like wedding, pizza, mother in laws, higher education, and football are very popular and we are sure that that you would love to read them.

We have a list of Coach Mike Leach's football quotes, funny football quotes, Mike Leach postgame quotes, head coach quotes, Mike Leach quotes on higher education, and Mike Leach cubs quotes for you to enjoy.

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Best Mike Leach Quotes

The head coach of college football team and Texas Tech has said some interesting things over the years that are popular among his fans.  Check out this list of great Mike Leach quotes.

1. "Freedom of speech should be wide open as long as it doesn't incite violence."

- Mike Leach.

2. "Well, you're going to be dead in a hundred years anyway, so live dangerously."

- Mike Leach.

3. "If you aren't focused on what's right here in front of you, if you're daydreaming about what might be, you really aren't focused at all."

- Mike Leach.

4. "You're either coaching it or allowing it to happen."

- Mike Leach.

5. "Mississippi State has two pretty looking quarterbacks."

- Mike Leach.

Famous Mike Leach Quotes

Here you will find the famous quotes said by Mike leach, head coach of Washington State, Texas Tech and Mississippi State Universities.

6. "I bordered on great in dodge ball."

- Mike Leach.

7. "Enjoy what you do, though, is an oversimplification. If you’re ever really good at anything, you don’t enjoy it all of the time because there’s a chase and a challenge to it that goes beyond enjoyment."

- Mike Leach, 'Swing Your Sword: Leading the Charge In Football And Life'.

8. "LSU would be a good place to stand during a lightning storm."

- Mike Leach.

9. "Distributing the ball to all the different skill players is our biggest emphasis. We’re not a team that hands it to one guy and throws it to two. We want all five skill positions to touch the ball."

-  Mike Leach, 'Talking About The Air Raid Offense'.

10. "ESPN wants to scrutinize everyone, but if they're scrutinized, they run and hide."

- Mike Leach.

Motivational Mike Leach Quotes

Mike Leach being the head coach of many universities in the arena of college football has motivated his team and millions of fans for several years. Check out this list of motivational quotes from the Texas Tech Head coach.

11. "I know they’re creative, I know they’re going to come up with something, who knows what they’ll come up with? Is this really worth me not getting up and going to class?"

- Mike Leach, 'Swing Your Sword: Leading the Charge In Football And Life'.

12. "Cal was playing harder than we were, so we sort of had a get-in-touch-with-your-feelings kind of conversation, where everybody got kind, fuzzy-gooey feelings for each other, and our intensity increased."

- Mike Leach.

13. "The most important quality in a recruiter is persistence. You want a guy who is willing to make hundreds of phone calls, who is a good conversationalist, and has the ability to establish relationships with people."

- Mike Leach, 'Swing Your Sword: Leading the Charge In Football And Life'.

14. "Any stuff on that is so closely guarded. I don’t know if you saw Harry Potter, but in the basement of this building, it’s guarded by serpents and wild dogs and things like that, and you can go try to find the secret to that, but chances of survival - always a risk."

- Mike Leach.

15. "I think the most important thing is confidence. A lot of people think they're confident, but if you think about it, most people aren't."

- Mike Leach.

16. "There's a very public quality to coaching."

- Mike Leach.

17. "You go out and do the best you can and hope it works. You just try to improve."

- Mike Leach

18. "Playing someone difficult is tough and can be discouraging, but if you beat them the payoff is huge!"

- Mike Leach.

19.  "If you get into a fight, don't take your helmet off. We're looking for smart football players, not dumb ones."

- Mike Leach.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Mike Leach quotes then why not take a look at John McKay quotes, or Woody Hayes quotes.

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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