Football world reacts to the loss of Coach Mike Leach

FILE - Mississippi State coach Mike Leach on the sidelines against Arkansas during an NCAA...
FILE - Mississippi State coach Mike Leach on the sidelines against Arkansas during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, in Fayetteville, Ark. Leach has signed a two-year contract extension through 2025 after leading the Bulldogs to their second consecutive bowl appearance, as confirmed by an MSU official on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. The third-year coach’s annual base salary increases from $5 million to $5.5 million. (AP Photo/Michael Woods, File)(Michael Woods | AP)
Published: Dec. 13, 2022 at 3:19 PM CST
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) - Mississippi State head coach Mike Leach has died, the university announced Tuesday. He was 61 years old.

Gruff, pioneering and unfiltered, Mike Leach was one of the most influential football coaches of this or any generation. His boundless curiosity and fascination for people, places and things made him famous beyond the field, a unique character in sports.

Those who were able to work with Leach have expressed their thoughts.

Dave Aranda

Sonny Dykes

Josh Heupel

Dana Holgorson

Lincoln Riley

Ken Wilson

Bill Bedenbaugh

Wes Welker

Texas Tech University

Baylor University

JJ Watt

Patrick Mahomes

RGIII

Dak Prescott

Nick Saban

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