- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 30, 2011

SPOKANE, WASH. (AP) - Mike Leach has reached an agreement to be the new football coach at Washington State.

An official within the athletic department told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Leach has reached a verbal agreement to replace Paul Wulff, but has not signed a contract. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment publicly on the matter.

Leach posted an 84-43 record at Texas Tech, taking the Red Raiders to nine bowl appearances in 10 seasons. He was fired in 2009 over an incident in which a player with a concussion was made to stand in a shed during practice.

Wulff was fired Tuesday after four losing seasons.

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