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  • Former Mississippi State RB Dillon Johnson to transfer to Washington

    ESPN "Former Mississippi State running back Dillon Johnson is set to transfer to Washington, he announced Tuesday on social media. Johnson rushed for 1,198 yards and 11 touchdowns in three seasons at Mississippi State, including 488 yards and three scores this past season. He..." January 04

  • Mississippi State leading WR Rara Thomas to transfer to Georgia

    ESPN "Rara Thomas, who led Mississippi State in receiving this season, said on Thursday that he will transfer to Georgia. The sophomore from Eufala, Alabama, caught 44 passes this season for 626 yards and seven touchdowns. He'll add depth to a unit at..." December 22

  • Mississippi State's Mike Leach honored at memorial as 'anything but typical'

    ESPN "Former Mississippi State coach Mike Leach was a luminary and a larger-than-life character in college football. On Tuesday, his impact was spelled out in detail as friends, coaches and players shared personal stories of Leach's humanity, his sense of humor and the deep curiosity..." December 20

  • Mississippi State promoting DC Zach Arnett to head coach

    The Score "Mississippi State and defensive coordinator Zach Arnett have finalized an agreement to make him the program's next head coach, sources told ESPN's Pete Thamel. Arnett is expected to receive a four-year contract, Thamel adds. The move comes after longtime..." December 14

  • Remembering the unique life of Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach

    ESPN "Perhaps the highest compliment about the most improbable college coaching career of this generation is that as time marches on, and new eras of homogenized football coaches emerge, explaining the Mike Leach coaching experience will sound like fiction. A former rugby player with no..." December 13

  • Mississippi St. To Play In Bowl Game Despite Mike Leach's Death

    TMZ "Mississippi State will not pull out of its bowl game against Illinois despite Mike Leach's death ... the school's interim AD just said the Bulldogs will play in the postseason contest -- because, "We all know that's what Coach Leach would want." Bracky..." December 13

  • Mike Leach, Mississippi State football coach, dies at 61

    Clarion Ledger "College football has lost an icon. Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach — a sharp-witted on-field innovator whose Air Raid offense transcended the sport and created numerous coaching disciples across the nation — died Monday night at the University of..." December 13

  • Mike Leach reportedly suffered massive heart attack

    Larry Brown Sports "Mike Leach was hospitalized on Sunday after he reportedly suffered a massive heart attack. Mississippi State first issued a statement revealing that Leach had a “personal health issue” at his home and was rushed to the hospital. On Monday, Ross Reily of the Mississippi..." December 12

  • Mike Leach's health issue sparks outpouring of prayers for Mississippi State coach

    Fox News "Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach was hospitalized with a "personal health issue" and the college football world offered their thoughts and prayers for him. "Mississippi State University Head Football Coach Mike Leach had a personal health issue at his..." December 12

  • Mississippi State HC Mike Leach hospitalized with unspecified issue

    Larry Brown Sports "Mississippi State coach Mike Leach was hospitalized Sunday with an unspecified medical issue, the school announced. In a statement, Mississippi State said Leach had a “personal health issue” at home on Sunday and was taken by ambulance to the University of Mississippi..." December 11

  • Mississippi State's Dillon Johnson to enter transfer portal, takes jab at Mike Leach

    SI "Mississippi State Bulldogs running back Dillon Johnson announced his intention to enter the transfer portal on Wednesday, taking a shot at his head coach in the process. Johnson, a running back out of St. Joseph Catholic School (Greenville, Miss.), stated on Wednesday that Leach was..." December 08

  • Mike Leach has hilarious response to question about officiating

    Larry Brown Sports "Mississippi State was on the wrong end of some questionable calls in their blowout loss to Georgia last weekend, but the typically outspoken Mike Leach has not said anything publicly about the officiating. He has a very good reason for remaining quiet. During Wednesday’s SEC..." November 17

  • MSU Football Player Sam Westmoreland Found Dead At A Church, Cops Say

    TMZ "Mississippi State football player Sam Westmoreland was found dead on Wednesday at a church ... cops tell TMZ Sports. A spokesperson for the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office says they discovered the offensive lineman's body after they were called out to..." October 21

  • Mississippi State football player Sam Westmoreland dies at 19

    ESPN "Mississippi State football player Sam Westmoreland has died, the school announced Wednesday. He was 19. The school said in a release that the university was "deeply saddened" by the news. "The Mississippi State Athletics Family is heartbroken by..." October 19

  • Mike Leach has radical solution to fix NIL issues

    Larry Brown Sports "Virtually every college football coach agrees that there are problems that need to be addressed within the new name, image and likeness rules. The disagreement starts when you begin proposing solutions. Mississippi State coach Mike Leach had a particularly bold idea to fix some of the..." October 05

  • Mississippi State's Mike Leach Doubts Texas Spent $280K on Arch Manning Visit

    Bleacher Report "Mike Leach is casting doubts on reports of Texas spending $280,000 on a recruiting trip highlighted by quarterback Arch Manning. “Have you ever been to or heard of rooms that can eat up that much of $280,000? I haven’t,” Leach said Thursday on his weekly radio show,..." September 23