Mississippi State honors Mike Leach on helmet

Mississippi State honors Coach Mike Leach
Mississippi State honors Coach Mike Leach(Mississippi State)
Published: Jan. 2, 2023 at 2:40 PM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Mississippi State set aside its traditional school logos to honor former coach Mike Leach during the ReliaQuest Bowl on Monday against Illinois.

The Bulldogs unveiled a special helmet design, which features a pirate flag on the side, on Monday morning. Leach, who was nicknamed “The Pirate,” fell ill at his home in Starkville, Mississippi, near the university.

He was treated at a local hospital before being airlifted to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, about 120 miles (200 kilometers) away. He died Dec. 12 from a heart condition. He was 61.

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