Mississippi State sets home-and-home series with Washington State
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Mississippi State has scheduled a future home-and-home series with Mike Leach’s former employer. 

In 2030, the Bulldogs will welcome Washington State to Starkville before making the return trip to Pullman in 2031. Leach led the Cougars for eight seasons before brining his ‘air-raid’ offense to Mississippi State. 

“We’re thrilled to add another home-and-home series against a quality opponent and institution like Washington State to our future schedules,” MSU Director of Athletics John Cohen said. “These will be the first-ever meetings between the two programs and should be an exciting opportunity and experience for our student-athletes and fans.”

While a lot can happen over the course of a decade, Leach taking on his former team would add intrigue to the future matchup. 

Similarly, Ole Miss recently announced the scheduling of a home-and-home matchup (2025,2026) with USC, where Lane Kiffin served as the head coach from 2010-2013.