Everyone associated with college football is keeping close tabs on what’s happening with Mississippi State coach Mike Leach.

Leach was taken to a Jackson, Mississippi, hospital Sunday for what was described as a “personal health issue.”

Multiple reports in the aftermath have suggested that Leach’s condition is critical.

Among those to offer their opinion on Leach Monday morning was SEC analyst Paul Finebaum during an appearance on the “McElroy and Cubelic in the Morning” show.

“He’s always been one of the most unpredictable people,” Finebaum said. “I feel fortunate that I knew Coach Leach and worked with him before he got back into coaching. And I got to know him quite well about 10 years ago when we were doing some things for Sirius XM. He is one of the funniest and smartest people I’ve ever dealt with, and obviously quirky.”

Finebaum also explained that some things had transpired with Leach over the course of the last several days that had people concerned.

“I know right now everybody is searching for things to say because we really don’t know very much,” Finebaum added. “What we think we know, though, other than what the school has said, is that he has missed a couple of appearances in recent days.

“… He was supposed to be in Vegas last week where Sylvester Croom was being honored. And then I believe he was supposed to be in (Florida) for the bowl game and he ended up not being there. That alarmed some people and then we heard the news yesterday. … I can’t speculate beyond what what everyone has been saying but it is a jarring thing to wake up to on a Monday morning, to say the least.”