Leach needs to look in the mirror

Washington State's review of its football program cleared coach Mike Leach and his staff of charges of abuse, and it just so happens that those allegations had been almost immediately recanted by former star receiver Marquess Wilson, the player who made them.

Here's a good review of the university's findings from Bud Withers.

The Pac-12 has yet to finish its independent investigation, but the odds are strong it will rule the same way. So what do we call this? A tempest in a teapot that we quickly dismiss because it unfairly embarrassed Leach and the Cougars? Or is it a teachable moment?

It's probably a little of both.

As best as we can tell, Leach's coaching style, while often harsh, did not rise to the level of abuse this year. The bad news is Leach's coaching style did fall to the level of terrible this year.

For Ted Miller's full commentary, click here.