The Washington State Cougars took down the Houston Cougars this weekend to keep their undefeated season alive. Despite losing quarterback Gardner Minshew to the NFL draft, Washington State sits inside the top-20 and looks like a contender in the Pac-12 once again.
The constant for the Cougars resides on the sidelines. Head coach Mike Leach is one of the best coaches in the country – and one of the most-quotable too.
Following the team’s win over Houston this weekend, Leach broke down who would win in a fight of Pac-12 mascots.
It all depends, Leach says, on whether or not the Trojan or Ute have access to weaponry. Does a Sun Devil have mythical powers?
Here are the thoughts of one Mike Leach.
Mike Leach was in peak form on a Pac-12 mascot battle.
Do Sun Devils have mythical powers? And if a Ute has a rifle, there's some definite problems. pic.twitter.com/FCE96RXawe
— Alyssa Charlston (@Alyssacharlston) September 16, 2019
As for his own mascot – a cougar – Leach likes its chances.
“The cougar will find a way. It’s clear-minded and crafty, a combination of ‘stay out of harm’s way’ and attack when you get your chances or your openings,” Leach said.
We may never truly know which mascot would win in a fight, but one thing is certain: we could sit here and watch Leach break down all of the possibilities for hours.
As for action on the football field, Washington State faces off against UCLA.