The college football world was hit with some absolutely shocking and quite concerning news on Sunday afternoon as Mississippi State Bulldogs head football coach Mike Leach is facing a serious health scare.
Mississippi State announced on Sunday afternoon that Mike Leach was brought to the University of Mississippi Medical Center by ambulance after a “personal health issue” at his home.
Here is the full statement from Mississippi State:
“Mississippi State University Head Football Coach Mike Leach had a personal health issue at his home earlier today (Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022). That issue led to a decision to transfer Coach Leach to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson by ambulance. That is the extent of information that MSU has available regarding Coach Leach’s condition, and the university will make no other comment at this time other than to say that the thoughts and prayers of the university are with Mike and Sharon and their family.
“MSU President Mark E. Keenum and Interim MSU Athletics Director Bracky Brett have conferred, and the decision has been made to place MSU Defensive Coordinator Zach Arnett in charge of the MSU football team until Coach Leach returns. Practice for the ReliaQuest Bowl game and recruiting operations will continue.”
It’s a shocking turn of events that has the college football world quite concerned.
Yikes! Hope he's alright and feels better soon. https://t.co/SxWRctJjJf
— Emily Proud (@emily_proud) December 11, 2022
Oh damn. This is scary. I hope Leach is okay. https://t.co/NgvaqGCHPV
— Graham Coffey (@DawgOutWest) December 11, 2022
Prayers for Mike Leach https://t.co/NrVwLzOFeg
— Alex Gomez (@_Alex_Gomez__) December 11, 2022
Hope nothing serious https://t.co/k5oj8Lou7q
— Ryan (@GatorRyan) December 11, 2022
Get better soon @Coach_Leach
One of the most influential college coaches of all time. https://t.co/UXgHjC1qqn
— G 🌵 (@LaSlumped) December 11, 2022
The college football world is undoubtedly hoping for a speedy recovery for one of the most iconic coaches in the game.