At this point, we all well know that Mike Leach marches to the beat of his own drum. His habit of saying anything at any time, of following that beat down any rabbit trail that happens to catch his fancy at any given time, has built him a cult following while also happening to change the way college football is played.
He's recently gotten in the habit of sharing links of articles he finds interesting -- which is the entire point of Twitter after all -- but it's typically been content like this.
Sunday night's topic of discussion was a bit different.
Leach tweeted a video of former President Barack Obama speaking at a worldwide conference in 2014. Except, as is clearly evident upon viewing of the video, Obama's words are clearly edited into something he didn't really say.
That wasn't the end of it, though. Leach kept at it for more than four hours, going back and forth with challengers.
A couple followers pointed out within Leach's replies that the video was indeed edited.
(This exchange has nothing to do with the topic at hand, but was too good to leave out.)
It goes on and on from there. I'm not sure what Leach was trying to accomplish last night, and I'm not sure he knows, either. Imagine what was going through the mind of his boss while reading these tweets...
Monday morning update:
Washington State issued the following statement to USA Today's Dan Wolken:
"As a private citizen, Mike Leach is entitled to his personal opinions. Coach Leach’s political views do not necessarily reflect the views of Washington State University students, faculty and staff.”