Mississippi State Head Coach Mike Leach Crashes Volleyball Practice to Talk Bigfoot

by Thad Mitchell
COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS - OCTOBER 02: Head coach Mike Leach of the Mississippi State Bulldogs watches his playeres warm up before playing the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field on October 02, 2021 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Mississippi State head football coach Mike Leach is the gift that keeps on giving the whole year-round.

Affectionally known as “The Pirate” to college football fans, Mike Leach is one of the most colorful characters football has to offer. Ever since becoming a head coach several years ago at Texas Tech University, Leach’s press conferences have become must-see TV. The Bulldogs’ top man is known to talk about anything but football when a microphone is put in his face. We got an example of this recently when Leach didn’t talk football with a reporter but proceeded to rank his favorite Halloween candy. College football fans have come to expect the bizarre, in a good way, from Mike Leach and are rarely let down. As entertaining as his teams are with their air-raid offenses, the head coach is the main attraction.

Mike Leach was up to his usual antics recently when he crashed a Mississippi State volleyball practice. What was the reason for Leach barging into a team practice? Was it to give the team a pep talk for their next big game? Did we arrive at practice to show off some of his old volleyball moves? No, Mike Leach went to the volleyball team’s practice to talk about Bigfoot — because of course he did. Never change Mike Leach — never change. Here is a sample of his Bigfoot discussion points for the Mississippi state teams.

“Mike Leach explaining Bigfoot is perfect,” the social media post proclaims.

Indeed is perfect as the head football coach goes into detail about why Bigfoot is out there, somewhere.

“My biggest problem is — and I would like to believe in Bigfoot — but the big problem is that I’m not seeing any bones,” he says. “Like here’s a Bigfoot thighbone.”

Mike Leach Has a History With Bigfoot Questions

The volleyball team tries to hold it together as Mike Leach talks Bigfoot theories — a tall order for sure.

This is not even that the head football coach has shared his interest in the mythical beast. Just two years ago, he tweeted a photo of Bigfoot walking through a park. No one notices the creature as all nearby people have their heads buried in their electronic devices. The caption reads, “The real reason Bigfoot sightings are down.”

Classic Mike Leach.

The Pirate can also coach a little football and the Mississippi State Bulldogs sitting with a 4-3 record on the season. Leach is the architect behind some of college football’s best and highest-scoring offenses of all time. His air-raid style of offense features a potent passing game and he’s had success at all of his head coaching stops — a list that Includes Mississippi State, Washington State and Texas Tech.

Mike Leach and his Bulldogs team will face the Kentucky Wildcats this weekend in what should be an excellent SEC matchup.