Mississippi State Agrees To Four-Year Contract With Mike Leach’s Successor: Report

  • “The school wants to give the players a strong leader to help them through the grieving process and give them stability,” a source told ESPN. “Zach is the guy for that. Zach embodies MSU and understands it, and he’s going to build on the foundation that Coach Leach set.”
  • The way that Arnett handled himself after Leach was hospitalized impressed leadership at the school, the report said.
  • “The way he addressed the team, he was unbelievable,” a source told ESPN. “The way he stepped up, it was like you were listening to the head coach talk to his team. He reminded everyone of all the things we’ve been through and what Coach Leach always demanded and expected. He shares those same expectations.”
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