Mike Leach: 5 things to know about potential UT Vols football coach

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Tennessee’s Jarrett Guarantano and Trey Smith talk the future of Volunteer football
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As Tennessee football’s coaching search rolls on, the Vols and athletic director John Currie reportedly turned their sights on Washington State coach Mike Leach.

Here’s 5 things to know about Leach:

Friday Night Lights and pirates

Leach, like Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes, has a cameo in probably the best TV show ever made: Friday Night Lights.

In Season 4, Leach talks to fictional coach Eric Taylor at a gas station. Leach asks Taylor for directions to Lubbock, then admonishes Taylor for “losing his inner pirate” and not “swinging his sword” with conviction.

“You’ve got to find your inner pirate,” Leach says. “A lot of times things just happen for a reason. We don’t know why God wants it that way, but you can’t make the best of it until you get back your inner pirate. You might be the luckiest

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