Mississippi State coach Mike Leach taken to Jackson hospital


STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State coach Mike Leach was taken to a hospital Sunday after what the college referred to as “a private well being subject” that occurred at his dwelling in Starkville.

Leach, 61, was taken by ambulance to the College of Mississippi Medical Heart in Jackson, which is about 125 miles (200 kilometers) away from Mississippi State, the college stated in an announcement.

The college stated it will don’t have any additional touch upon Leach’s situation, including “that the ideas and prayers of the college are with Mike and (spouse) Sharon and their household.”

Defensive coordinator Zach Arnett has been positioned accountable for the soccer crew by Mississippi State President Mark Keenum and interim athletic director Bracky Brett because it prepares for an look within the ReliaQuest Bowl towards Illinois on Jan. 1 in Tampa, Florida.

Leach is in his third season at Mississippi State, with a 19-17 document. Late within the season, he acknowledged coping with some unspecified well being points that have been inflicting a persistent cough.

Leach, identified for his prolific Air Raid offenses, is 158-107 in 21 seasons as a head coach at Texas Tech, Washington State and Mississippi State.


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