Mike Leach is the new coach at Mississippi State. He'll bring his unique brand of whatever it is to the SEC. This makes three stops on his tour to towns that are decidedly Mike Leach-esque. Lubbock. Pullman. Starkville. It sounds like the tentpole shows of a roots rock band with problematic politics.

But there he will be. Rivals with Lane Kiffin. The Egg Bowl somehow got even more intriguing than a game-altering urination celebration.

Throughout his career Leach has been an offensive guru. He's also struggled to get over the hump from good to great. At Washington State, his Apple Cup performances were rotten.

Competing in the SEC West is a tall order.