MS State welcomes "The Pirate".

As Ole Miss football fans continue to punch their tickets for the Lane Train, at Mississippi State they're getting on board the Pirate ship. Mike Leach is leaving Washington State to take over in Starkville. The coach, known as The Pirate, introduced himself yesterday in a recorded phone call that was sent to Bulldog fans across Mississippi, Leach promising that his teams would "score points and win a lot of games." There's a press conference on campus later today. Athletic director John Cohen spent almost a week looking for a new coach after Joe Moorhead was fired last Friday. And with Leach, he gets the kind of high profile coach that in-state rival Ole Miss now has after the hiring of Lane Kiffin last month.

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