Mike Leach takes over Washington State football

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PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Washington State has made some big changes, hiring a new coach and dramatically upgrading the stadium.

The question now is whether the team it puts on the field will be any different from previous versions.

Former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach took over for the fired Paul Wulff and is expected to bring his high-flying offensive schemes to the Palouse. Ticket sales and interest in WSU football are way up since Leach was hired last November.

Leach was 84-43 at Texas Tech and took the Red Raiders to 10 bowl games. He was fired in 2009 amid allegations he mistreated a player with a concussion.