Pretty Sure Mike Leach Is Lying About His Players’ Injuries

Note: some of these quotes were taken from the Pac-12 media teleconference and are real; others aren’t. It’s Mike Leach we’re dealing with here, so your guess is as good as ours.

Mike Leach:

“Amazingly for over two years we’ve been 100 percent healthy. There hasn’t been so much as a hangnail in 2 1/2 years. So anything that has to do with health or injury, there’s no excuses to hide behind here. Because this team in every game we’re as healthy as we can be.”

Observer:

“Umm, coach … what about this guy right behind you?”

mike leachLeach:

“What guy?”

Observer:

“That guy.”

mike leachLeach:

“Oh that little guy. I wouldn’t worry about that little guy. That’s just Hoppin’ Jay. We throw a boot and crutches on one guy per practice to show what we DON’T want. No injuries here. Let me take to you to the equipment shed. I’ll prove we don’t have any cripples hanging around. Nope. There’s nothing to see here.”