Missouri’s Eli Drinkwitz honors Mike Leach with T-shirt

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Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz came up with a unique way to honor the late Mike Leach during his team’s bowl game. 

Drinkwitz sported a T-shirt with Leach on the front and the phrase “Swing Your Sword” – the title of Leach’s 2011 book with Bruce Feldman – during the Gasparilla Bowl matchup with Wake Forest in Tampa, Florida. 

Leach, who helped revolutionize offensive football with the “Air Raid,” died earlier this month following complications from a heart condition. He was 61

“The Pirate,” as Leach was affectionately known, spent 21 years as a head coach at Texas Tech, Washington State and Mississippi State. He spent the last three seasons with the Bulldogs, with whom he defeated Drinkwitz’s Tigers, 51-32, in 2020. 

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Drinkwitz said he was “heartbroken” by Leach’s passing and called the late coach “A true giant in our game.”  

The Missouri coach, who appeared to be sporting a hoodie under the T-shirt, eventually put a jacket on for the second half. 

Wake Forest went on to win, 27-17.  


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