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Coug players react after meeting Leach

PULLMAN – Mike Leach has a reputation as a man who likes to have fun, but who also realizes that it requires volumes of hard work from coaches and players to succeed on the football field. Judging from their first meeting with Leach, Washington State players say their new coach's reputation is an accurate one.

"He seems like a pretty organized guy," defensive end Travis Long said after Mike Leach's first team meeting Tuesday afternoon. "I can tell he's ready to go." "He met my expectations," safety Tyree Toomer said. "I like his personality, how he comes off. He's not real uptight and serious, but when it's time to get serious, I can see he knows when to crack down." Quarterback Jeff Tuel agrees... Recommended Stories