February 4, 2023

After being rushed to the hospital for a ‘personal health problem’ at home, Mike Leach, Mississippi State coach, is in a critical’ condition and ‘needs to be saved. College football fans flood social media with outpourings of emotion

  • Mike Leach, Mississippi State confirmed coach has been taken into hospital 
  • They stated that he had suffered from a “personal health problem” at his home.
  • Local journalists reported that he was in a ‘critical situation’ and ‘needs miracles’ 
  • He He was taken by ambulance 125 miles from Starkville, Mississippi to Jackson, Mississippi
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After suffering what the school called a “personal health issue at his house” Sunday, Mike Leach, Mississippi State coach, is now in critical condition in hospital.

Although the school did not provide any additional information about the health of Leach, he was reported by Ross Dellenger, Sports Illustrated’s sports editor, that he was in a critical condition.

Robbie Faulk of 247Sports also claimed that Leach needed a miracle after the shock medical emergency. 

Leach was transported by ambulance to Jackson’s University of Mississippi Medical Center, approximately 125 miles from his Starkville home.

Mike Leach, pictured November 24, was rushed to the hospital following a medical emergency

Leach speaks to his quarterback Will Rogers during the first half of a game against Mississippi

Leach speaks to Will Rogers, his quarterback, during the first quarter of a game against Mississippi

The school stated that Coach Leach’s condition was so far unknown that MSU could not comment on it. It added that they would only say that their thoughts and prayers were with Sharon and Mike.

Zach Arnett, the defensive coordinator, will serve as interim coach in Leach’s absence.

No. 22 Mississippi State (8-4), is scheduled to face Illinois (8-4) in the ReliaQuest Bowl, Tampa, Florida on January 2.

Leach is currently in his third season as a Bulldogs player and has a record of 19-17. He is 158-107 overall in 21 seasons at Texas Tech (2000-1909), Washington State (2012)-19, and Mississippi State.

Fans took to social media to heap praise on the much-loved college football coach

Fans took to social media and praised the beloved college football coach

On Sunday night, college football fans were flooded with emotion. One local anchor admitted that she was still trying to understand the news.

Grace Ybarra posted a tweet saying that Mike Leach was in good spirits at a Christmas party where he was with many media professionals last night. Please pray for him.

One fan wrote: ‘As a Tech Alum I’ve seen plenty of Mike Leach comeback wins. I pray that this is his greatest yet. Another added, “Mike Leach” as a national treasure. We pray for miracles in his health. He is vital for college football.

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