In just over two weeks, Mike Leach will enter his second season in the SEC as the head coach at Mississippi State.
The Bulldogs went 4-7 during his first season as the Bulldogs head coach. He’s consistently listed as one of the best coaches in college football thanks to his brilliant offensive mind.
However, ESPN analyst Paul Finebaum doesn’t believe Leach one of the top coaches in college football. Despite his success – especially on offense – Finebaum doesn’t believe Leach does other things a head coach should do well.
Here’s what Finebaum had to say, via Saturday Down South:
“I don’t think Mike Leach is a top-15 coach right now. I respect him, but to be a successful head coach these days, you have to do more than just coach, and my biggest fault of Mike Leach is he just doesn’t do very much other than show up at the game and call the plays, and I think he is making a mistake.
Leach and the Bulldogs started the 2020 season with a huge win over the LSU Tigers. However, the team struggled after that, losing seven of its next eight games.
Mississippi State rebounded well over the final two games, including a win over No. 24 Tulsa.