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Leach dissects WSU's fourth-down philosophy

VINCE MAYLE

WASHINGTON STATE COACH Mike Leach is known as one of the more aggressive coaches on fourth down in college football. Leach discussed his philosophy on that down and more during Tuesday morning's Pac-12 coaches teleconference.

During Saturday's 52-24 loss against Oregon State, Leach twice elected to go for it on fourth down, (three if you count the botched punt fake.) At the beginning of the second quarter, junior quarterback Connor Halliday found sophomore Dom Williams for a 21-yard completion on fourth-and-8 at the Beavers' 40-yard line. Four plays later, junior running back Marcus Mason scored on a 3-yard run to give...

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