Part of Mike Leach's offseason over the past few years has involved, of all things, teaching a course on insurgent warfare and football strategy.
The coach first started teaching the class at Washington State in 2019. And now, professor Leach bringing his class to his current job at Mississippi State.
The course will be held on MSU's campus Friday, April 8; and will be taught alongside Leach's friend Michael Baumgartner, a former Washington senator. He also served in the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad during the Iraq surge.
For those in the Mississippi area, doors at Turner A. Wingo Auditorium open 30 minutes before the start of the class at 5 PM ET.
Friday's class will focus on the parallels between successful football and warfare tactics.
You’re getting a group to work together when there’s chaos going on everywhere, Leach explained. Of course, there are goals and objectives and things you have to protect as far as vulnerabilities. Then there are things you have that are strengths you want to utilize. And then the more strengths you can discover and utilize, the more vulnerabilities you can find on the opponent and the better off you’ll be.
The course gives Mike Leach's "Air Raid" system a whole new meaning.