Aug 9, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Graham Harrell (6) during the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Graham Harrell to Join Mike Leach at Washington State

Former Texas Tech and Green Bay quarterback Graham Harrell was the subject of internet rumors yesterday regarding the 28-year-old’s first step along a coaching career path.

That report may have come from this Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.) brief:

Sources have confirmed that former Mike Leach quarterback Graham Harrell will be joining his old coach as a member of the football staff at Washington State. The team already has nine assistant coaches, the maximum allowed by the NCAA, so Harrell will likely serve in an operations capacity, possibly as an “offensive quality control” staffer or in some other capacity.

Harrell’s addition to the staff likely won’t become official for at least a couple days. When that happens we will have a better understanding what his role in the program will be.

Harrell played under Leach at Texas Tech from 2004-08 and won a Super Bowl as a backup quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. He spent the 2013 NFL preseason playing for the New York Jets but was released when the team signed Brady Quinn.

If it’s true, that means Harrell won’t be taking the offensive coordinator job at Lubbock Roosevelt. It also means Wazzu gets a lot better.

Pac-12 teams, you’ve been warned.

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