Saturday night time, Mike Leach made his long-awaited return to Lexington, residence of the place he helped Hal Mumme introduce the air raid offense to varsity soccer within the 90s.
Throughout his temporary time at Wildcats, Leach’s offense piled up stats at a price by no means seen at school historical past, together with a single-season (4,275 yards) passing document by Tim Sofa.
However in his return to the varsity the place he started displaying the world what an offensive genius he’d change into, his Mississippi State offense may do nothing in opposition to the Cats’ protection en path to a 24-2 loss.
The Bulldogs completed the sport with simply 295 whole yards and nil offensive factors (MSU’s lone rating was a security on a botched punt snap).
As you may think about, Leach was none too happy along with his crew’s efficiency, a lot in order that he’s able to “purge” this system of gamers he doesn’t assume match this system.
Leach has by no means been one to cover his true emotions, and that was evident following his crew’s blowout loss to Kentucky, who entered the week 0-2 and ranked amongst faculty soccer’s worst in lots of defensive classes.
And as irritating as issues have been at occasions throughout Mark Stoops’ profession in Lexington, particularly early on, I don’t imagine he ever threatened to ‘purge’ a few of his gamers off the crew.