Texas Tech was shocked by football coach Mike Leach’s treatment of a kid with a concussion, and fired Leach. Washington State is seeing the same side of Leach, and so far seems to be successfully ignoring it. Some players have already quit, and others with injuries are being cut from the team. But the headlines say Leach has been “cleared.” Reading the documents, I think “cleared” would better be spelled “whitewashed.”
Of course, the team is losing, and Over the Line, Smokey! is reminded of the old saw: “the beatings will continue until morale improves.” I would caution the president of Washington State University: You, sir or madam, are responsible.