Update Dec 12 12:00 p.m. The university released a statement that says Leach is in critical condition and that the Leach family wants privacy.
Update on Head Football Coach Mike Leach: pic.twitter.com/My3CijA2XJ— Mississippi State Football (@HailStateFB) December 12, 2022
Update Dec 12 11:18 a.m. Leach apparently had a massive heart attack on Sunday. More information on his condition is still unknown.
Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach had a massive heart attack on Sunday in Starkville and was transferred to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, where he is still being cared for on Monday.— Clarion Ledger (@clarionledger) December 12, 2022
Update 9:58 p.m. ET Leach appears to be in a critical period of his care. We’ll update here when we know more.
Mike Leach's health situation is critical. Keep the coach and his family in your thoughts. https://t.co/ruy1nLOKaW— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) December 12, 2022
Mississippi State football head coach Mike Leach, 61, was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson in an ambulance on Sunday after suffering a “health issue” at home, per a university press release.
The university and Leach have not released any further details on the health issue or Leach’s current condition. Their statement reads: “the university will make no other comment at this time other than to say that the thoughts and prayers of the university are with Mike and Sharon and their family.”
The Bulldogs are set to face Illinois on January 2 in the ReliaQuest Bowl. Defensive coordinator Zach Arnett will take charge of the program for the time being. Mississippi State ended the 2022 season with an 8-4 record after finishing the year with a win over in-state rival Ole Miss.
Updates to come.