RIPLeach: Why was Football Coach Mike called a pirate?

football coach Mike Leach

Mississippi State University football coach Mike Leach passed away on December 12

Now people are paying tribute to Mike Leach with his nickname The Pirate

Footballer coach Mike Leach passed away aged 61 following complications from a heart condition

The family said that "Mike was a caring husband, father and grandfather

was the head football coach at Texas Tech University, but he received the title

At university he brought and used a pirate's sword to show off to his team

The football coach mentioned the pirate thing in his autobiography

Mike used to say "Your body is your sword. Are you going to swing your sword aggressively?"

People are paying tribute to the beloved coach, using his nickname The Pirate

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