Mississippi State has interest in Washington State coach Mike Leach

The Washington State coach has interviewed for the vacant coaching position at Mississippi State, according to a report from radio host Paul Finebaum Tuesday afternoon.

Bo Bounds of the “Out of Bounds” radio show told the popular SEC reporter on the “Paul Finebaum Show” that Mississippi State athletic director John Cohen traveled to Key West, Florida, to interview Leach for the job.

Leach has a vacation home in Florida and often travels to the Florida Keys during the Cougars’ offseason.

Mississippi State recently fired coach Joe Moorhead on the heels of a 6-7 season that saw the Bulldogs lose 38-28 to Louisville in the Music City Bowl. Moorhead, who took the job at MSU at the end of the 2017 season when Dan Mullen was hired by Florida, went 14-12 during his two seasons in Starkville.