James is the son of former NFL player and ESPN analyst Craig James.
"We appreciate that the university conducted a fair and thorough investigation," said a statement from the James family.
The two-day media spectacle’s format goes like this: each coach is allotted 20 minutes to address a gaggle of reporters from behind a table on the front dais. “The thing is the combination of innocent until proven guilty, but then if you are guilty, I think you get rid of those people.” The Cougars improvement on the field, to a lesser extent, has also been nothing to laugh at.
At some point, without fail, amid questions about formations and fundamentals, eccentric Washington State coach Mike Leach is asked about something non-football related. Reporter: “I have a Twitter question, and I know that you love Twitter.” Leach: “Well, I’m getting the hang of it.” Reporter: “They want to know, is a hot dog a sandwich? I never liked hot dogs when I was a kid, and I think that some of that started with when I was a real young kid. So anything that even remotely resembled bologna, I hated.” One reporter in the scrum looked at a colleague and breathed, “What the f—? “Everybody says, ‘Go to the ballgame and eat a hot dog.’ Not me. I’m not into hot dogs, with all due respect to those that are, but they can have mine, so there will be more for them.” A man videoing the speech giggled, but, no, this was not Leach’s most infamous monologue. I’ll tell you what, if you take her sturgeon fishing, I don’t believe she’d ever forget it.” To be fair, Leach did budget his words when asked about Pokémon in 2016. Washington State went 3-9 in 2012, Leach’s first season with the program.
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“Jay Jay is like 260, 255 pounds, and he moves like he’s 220,” Arizona State running back Kalen Ballage said Thursday of Valencia High graduate Jay Jay Wilson.
Leach was the offensive coordinator under Hal Mumme at Kentucky in 19, which is when the Air Raid offense arrived on the national radar.