Legendary head coach Mike Leach passes away at 61

Auburn v Mississippi State
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Heartbreaking news has arrived out of the college football world, as we've lost one of the most interesting men out there. Mississippi State head coach Mike Leach, a brilliant football mind, has passed away at 61 due to complications from a heart condition.

Leach will go down as one of the best to ever do it, as he was the leader for Texas Tech, Washington State and MSU. His 'Air Raid' offense was a thing of beauty.

Known as 'The Pirate,' Leach was getting ready for bowl season, but his medical emergency took place over the weekend. Leach and his family are being showered with love on social media. This is a tough pill to swallow for so many. Long live The Pirate.