The Doc Five: Coaches who would make good WWE wrestlers – No. 3, Mike Leach

Dr. Saturday

This offseason we will count down various topics from Monday through Friday, bringing you the top five of the important and definitely some not so important issues in college football. It's the Doc Five, every week until we will thankfully have actual games to discuss.



Is there a better natural bad guy WWE candidate in college football than Leach?

He says pretty much what he wants whenever he wants, and marches to his own beat. How about this classic quote from Leach back in 2001 when he was the coach at Texas Tech:

"A&M wants to rip on our fans and all that. Our fans are as good as their fans are," Leach said, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. "One thing our fans don't do is sit around and whine about other teams' fans. A&M spent a significant part of the week whining about what our fans are like. Why don't they worry about what themselves are like?"

Not tough to picture him saying that in a wrestling ring at College Station, preferably wearing a feather boa while fans scream at him.

He already has a built-in character ("The Pirate") and while he isn't the most physically imposing, he's the type that would break out the brass knuckles when the ref isn't looking and then strut around the ring after landing the knockout punch.

Heel or face?
Oh, heel, easily. Although he'd be the type of wrestling bad guy that you secretly liked because he's always got the best lines.

Natural wrestling rival
Craig "The Senator" James. One of those matches where James would think he's the good guy but everyone would boo him as he got to the ring.

Best old school wrestler comparison
Ric Flair. You expect every Leach press conference to end with the "Whoooooooo!" already.

Flair was always the best showman in wrestling. Leach is wildly entertaining no matter if you like him or hate him, which is kind of like Flair. Besides, we'd pay to see Leach bust out these quotes. Actually, we can easily see him saying most of them in any press conference.

Finishing move
"The Sword Swinger." Which is followed by putting the concussed wrestler in a closet.

Previously on Doc Five
No. 5: Bret Bielema
No. 4: Will Muschamp

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