Mike Leach has a famous affinity for pirates. He named his 2012 book "Swing Your Sword," he owns numerous pirate collectibles, and even discussed how pirates were model teammates in a 2008 interview with ESPN.
"Pirates function as a team," Leach said. "There were a lot of castes and classes in England at the time. But with pirates, it didn't matter if you were black, white, rich or poor. The object was to get a treasure. If the captain did a bad job, you could just overthrow him."
When the Pac-12 coaches and players at media day got a chance to dress up in goofy costumes, it is no surprise what Leach chose to be:
">July 23, 2014
Sorry, Marcus Mariota. Your costume is ridiculous, but Leach's is perfect.