Next season, the Washington Huskies may face some competition from their in-state rivals, Washington State. The Cougars' new head coach, Mike Leach, will be looking to lead a resurgence.
Meanwhile, after an exciting 7-6 finish last year, the Washington Huskies are hoping to continue their growth under fourth-year head coach Steve Sarkisian.
He has never eclipsed the seven-win mark, but he has turned around a UW program that had come off an 0-12 campaign the year before he started.
With junior quarterback Keith Price emerging as a Heisman candidate, Washington is in position to return to the top of the Pac-12.
However, on the other side of the state, the relatively dormant Cougars are starting to drum up some interest.
Enter Mike Leach.
Husky fans should already know Leach’s name and pedigree, but he means so much more for WSU.
With Leach leading the troops, the Cougs have proven they are committed to revolutionizing their football program. Gone are the days of mediocre sub-par athletes. Leach will not accept ordinary play from any of his players.
Nonetheless, the Cougs have won only four conference games in the last four seasons. Their rebirth will take a lot more than just Leach.
Here is what UW fans should know about Leach.