- Washington State head coach Mike Leach was asked by a reporter for advice on his upcoming wedding.
- As it turns out, Leach has some extremely detailed advice for young men who are about to get married.
- Leach has been married to his wife Sharon for 35 years.
Washington State head coach Mike Leach has a lot of thoughts on football, but while speaking with reporters on Tuesday night, he had even more to say about weddings.
After Leach was asked for advice from a reporter who is getting married in a few days, Leach’s eyes wandered into a 1,000-yard stare, and then he went off.
“The women lose their mind,” Leach said. “Your fiancee’s gonna lose her mind, your mother-in-law is gonna lose her mind, your mom is gonna lose her mind, several of your sisters, and female relatives are gonna lose their mind. And, they’re gonna barrage you with constant questions — ‘what should we wear?’ and of course my answer was ‘I don’t care.’ And then ‘what color should the invitations be?’ ‘I don’t care.’ ‘What should we have for dessert?’ ‘I don’t care.’ ‘Should we sit this way, or that way?’ ‘I don’t care.'”
Leach, sounding like a man recalling old war stories he had buried in the depths of his memories, continued.
“But see, I don’t care’s not satisfactory at all, and you’re going to get caught in a catch-22 — and I’m certain that you already have — and that catch-22 is, ‘Well I want you to be a part of this too, so what color invitations?’ ‘Alright, the blue ones.’ ‘Well I kind of like the tan ones’ — ‘OK the tan ones then.’ ‘Oh you’re jut saying that because you want this over, you’re not even thinking about it’ — which is, of course, true.
Leach finished with a bit of advice that you could tell was earnest. “You need to find excuses that they’ll buy to be as far out of harm’s way as you possibly can.”
Mike Leach has been married to his wife Sharon for 35 years.