Mike Leach status: Mississippi State releases statement about coach being in 'critical condition'
Mike Leach remains in critical condition, according to a statement released from Mississippi State, as the Bulldogs coach is at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
“Mike’s family is with him and appreciates the overwhelming expressions of love and support for the coach, but also requests that their family’s privacy be respected at this time.”
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— Mississippi State Football (@HailStateFB) December 12, 2022
On Sunday, the school released a statement when Leach’s health complications became public.
“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.
MSU will issue additional information via social media when it becomes available.”