Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Miss. State’s Mike Leach hospitalized; severity unknown

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Mike Leach had a medical emergency on Sunday. The incident happened at his residence.

He was transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center via an ambulance. We do not know the severity of his injuries at this time.

Mike Leach talks to Georgia head coach Kirby Smart before their game at Davis Wade Stadium (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

“The University will make no other comment at this time other than to say that the thoughts and prayers of the University are with Mike and Sharon and their family,” the school said.

Defensive coordinator Zach Arnett has taken control of the football team. Once Leach is cleared to return, he will resume his head coaching responsibilities.

Leach is in his third season with the Bulldogs. He is 19-17 at Mississippi State.

This season, Leach guided the Bulldogs to an 8-4 mark. This is his best record during the regular season since he took over as head coach before the 2020 season.

The Bulldogs play in the ReliaQuest Bowl on January 2nd, 2023 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. They face the Illinois Fighting Illini.

This is the 37th edition of the Bowl game. Up until this year, the game was previously known as the Outback Bowl.

If Leach is not able to coach in the upcoming Bowl game due to his health issue, then Arnett would be coaching in his first game as a head coach. He’s been coaching since 2011 and has been a defensive coordinator since 2018.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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