Report: Nick Rolovich to be named Washington State head coach
The Washington State Cougars wasted no time replacing Mike Leach after he departed for Mississippi State.
According to Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports, the Cougars will hire Nick Rolovich away from Hawaii to become their new head coach.
BREAKING Hawaii’s Nick Rolovich is expected to become the new head coach at #WAZZU, per sources.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 14, 2020
Rolovich just finished his fourth season with Hawaii. He went 28-27, but steadily improved over his tenure there. He’s a Hawaii alum with deep ties to the university, so departing for Washington State probably wasn’t an easy call.
Washington State will be hoping that Rolovich can keep building on what Leach was able to in Pullman. Perhaps he’ll bring along some of his unique disciplinary tactics as well, not to mention his even stranger media day shenanigans.