Former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach has verbally agreed to become Washington State's next football coach, according to a report.
CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman, who co-authored Leach's best-selling book, first reported on Wednesday that Leach had agreed to replace recently dismissed Paul Wulff as the team's next coach.
Leach replaces Wulff, who went 9-40 in four seasons at Washington State, as the program looks to offer a flashy, high-octane offense that lights up the scoreboard, according to the school's athletic director.
The Key West resident is best known for his high potent offense Air Raid Offense at Texas Tech that led to an impressive 84-43 record in 10 seasons in Lubbock, Tex. He won against some of Texas Tech's biggest rivals - Oklahoma and Texas - but ultimately was dismissed after allegations that he mistreated a player.
Adam James, son of ESPN commentator Craig James, alleged that Leach forced him to stay in a shed after suffering a concussion in practice. Leach denied that parts of the allegations, but was ultimately dismissed for the alleged behavior.
Leach subsequently filed lawsuits against Texas Tech and ESPN for their roles in his dismissal, but neither has gone to trial. It's believed that his pending lawsuits have hurt him from getting other jobs in college football, including last season with the University of Maryland and University of Miami.
The terms and length of Leach's contract are currently unknown at this point. Before accepting this position, Leach worked as a SIRIUS college football radio show host and announcer for CBS College Sports. In addition to a successful football coaching career, he is a trained lawyer and avid fan of pirates.