Insurgent Warfare and Cougar Football

Football coaches often borrow terms of war to inspire their teams, such as: “fighting in the trenches”; “unleash your inner warrior”; “going to war”.

Mike Leach seems to be taking this a step further, designing a college course showing how strategic leadership in football is like strategic leadership in insurgent warfare.

Taught along with Michael Bumgartner, the course will cover case studies of US military conflict along with game film from various Washington State games (e.g. WSU vs USC 2017, WSU vs Stanford 2016).

Appearing to be well received, it’s an interesting idea and one I hope they’ll record and share.

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