Mike Leach, the head coach of Mississippi State, passed away. He was 61.
On Sunday morning, Leach experienced problems from a cardiac condition, according to a statement by Mississippi State, and was sent to a hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. Leach had his family by his side in the hospital while being listed in critical condition earlier on Monday, according to the school He passed away Monday night.
His accomplishments at Texas Tech elevated their offense above novelty status and heralded a new age of passing in the nation. Assisting Leach at Texas Tech were coaches like Lincoln Riley of USC, Sonny Dykes of TCU, Dana Holgorsen of Houston, and Dave Aranda of Baylor. Players like Kliff Kingsbury of the Arizona Cardinals, Josh Heupel of Tennessee, and Neal Brown of West Virginia all played for teams Leach coached.