Mike Leach: ‘I Don’t Criticize Other Teams’
Mike Leach, saying he was concerned about only his team, declined to escalate blunt criticism by Mike Aliotti into a war of words Sunday after the Oregon defensive coordinator ripped the Washington State coach over his play calling with a 62-38 rout already decided.
Leach’s Cougars, despite trailing 55-24 to start their first drive of the fourth quarter Saturday night, continued to pass the ball against the Ducks, and quarterback Connor Halliday broke a Football Bowl Subdivision single-game record with 89 pass attempts, surpassing Drew Brees’ previous mark by six.
“I don’t criticize other teams or coaches,” Leach said in a text to The Seattle Times on Sunday night. “I focus on coaching my team.”