Wedding Advice From Mike Leach

Submitted by LongLiveBo on November 22nd, 2017 at 12:52 AM

Please watch the entire video because it just keeps getting better.



It’s rivalry week. #WSU is one win away from the @pac12 title game.

But a reporter getting married in 9 days asked @Coach_Leach for wedding advice tonight, and Leach’s answer was incredible. I’m dying.

— Aaron Levine (@AaronQ13Fox) November 22, 2017


Goggles Paisano

November 22nd, 2017 at 7:26 AM ^

That is the #1 takeaway here and always my advice to a young couple getting married.  A wedding is an incredible amount of work at an incredible cost.  Weddings are also for everyone else at the party and not so much you.  Go to the courthouse and save your tens of thousands of dollars for your honeymoon, a downpayment on your home, your emergency fund, or even your future kids college fund.  


November 22nd, 2017 at 8:40 AM ^

That advice is given all the time, Goggles, but it's never heeded.  It takes years of perspective to realize how wasteful it is.  The problem is that the women start thinking about their weddings as children and it becomes grander in their minds each passing year.  Men will never be able to overcome this.

The Mad Hatter

November 22nd, 2017 at 10:45 AM ^

Start checking the CDC and State Department websites for disease outbreaks.  We booked a trip to Riveria Maya in 09 right as Mexico was getting nailed with swine flu.  We booked the trip like 5 months in advance and the flu was over by the time we traveled  Spent only about $2,500 on a $10,000 vacation, and the resort was 1/2 empty. 


November 22nd, 2017 at 11:14 AM ^

Ok, I have to ask since I have two daughters. If my daughters decide to have a small wedding and spend the money on whatever else, it's still my money they're spending right?! Am I missing something here? How about they just don't have a giant wedding and I save some cash. Is that asking too much?


November 22nd, 2017 at 12:04 PM ^

As the father, you are going to spend $X thousand on the wedding. It can go to the hall, flowers, photographers, cake, etc. or go to your sweet little girl.  Easy choice for me.

We have the same deal with the kids on their birthdays.  You can have $100 for a gift(s) or a party and get bad gifts from your friends.  They almost always take the cash.

I Like Burgers

November 22nd, 2017 at 1:06 AM ^

The man speaks the truth.

No matter how chill the wife, you will inevitably answer the wrong innocuous question incorrectly and be on the receding end of a firehose of pent up anxiety.

Although (for the most part) my wife was super chill about wedding planning. Got lucky there.


November 22nd, 2017 at 5:53 AM ^

but it pains me to see so many people thinking what he said is absolutely true.  marriage is a blessing.  all of my siblings and most of my friends are not only married, but stayed married to the same gal.  choose your wife wisely and your life will be so much better it is hard to describe.  

your wife should be your best friend, whose company you desire on a daily basis.  she should be fun, wise, loving and dedicated to the same things in life that you are.  she doesn't have to hunt and fish but it sure doesn't hurt.  share your dreams with one another, the vision you have for your lives.  make sure you see how she reacts under pressure, that will be a good test of when you need her (and she needs you) in tough times. 

again, the humor is fine, but wives are the best.  the first words out of each of your mouths every day should be 'what can i do for you today?'   not going to get in a lot of fights when you love, honor and respect one another.  there will be occasional impatience and irritations, but they should be very short lived and quickly forgotten.

(ouch.  i just hurt my ankle stepping off of this soap box)


November 22nd, 2017 at 7:28 AM ^

and i don't mean to imply that somebody can't make jokes about marriage or that every day of marriage will be candy canes and ginger bread houses.  its just that the only thing you ever hear is how bad it is, how their spouse is such a [fill in the blank], and that marriage is some doomed-future scenario.  that is so not true and creates a very poor self-fulfilling prohecy.   indeed, if you treat any other thing in your life with such low and dark expectations, those things turn out like crud, too.  maybe the problem is us.  



November 22nd, 2017 at 8:43 AM ^

I did not get the impression that Leach was down on women or marriage as an institution.  He is just mocking the no-win situation a man is in during wedding preperation.  I experienced the same thing he described - you end up walking a tightrope while feigning interest in the most mundane things.  I love my wife, even if she is a Buckeye who thinks JT made the first down.


November 22nd, 2017 at 11:20 AM ^

Same here. I think Mike Leach was just semi-joking complaining about wedding planning (which I'm in the middle of). I think it is male nature to not give a shit about the color of the invitations (as referenced in the video) and the color of the bridesmaids dresses. I gave the answer "I don't care" (as mentioned in the video) and like the video predicted it was "not a satisfactory answer".

I just sent the video to my fiancee. It was hilarious.


November 22nd, 2017 at 1:09 PM ^

and in combination with the other comments in the thread  gave a theme that for the 10-millionth time marriage was getting a thrashing for humor's sake.  the problem with that is that after enough times, people just accept that as a truism.  indeed, look at the subsequent comments on this thread, many of them very sour on marriage.   

i know mike meant it to be funny and it was.  


November 22nd, 2017 at 6:22 AM ^

You know, I listened to that and realized that sometimes, Mike Leach and I are totally on the same page on certain life events / matters, and weddings are definitely one of those things.

"They'll barrage you with questions like 'What should we wear?' and my answer is 'I don't care.'.....'What color should the invitations be? I don't care.'..."

That was great.

Everyone Murders

November 22nd, 2017 at 7:44 AM ^

"Nine days?  Well, you should have come to me sooner."

Mike Leach is my favorite coach interview since Spurrier left Florida.  Incredibly smart, relatively unfiltered, and a good sense of humor. 

A lot of his advice seemed a bit dated, but Ms. EM was not engaged in stereotypical bride nonsense - and I was just happy that she said "I do" at the critical juncture. 


November 22nd, 2017 at 8:21 AM ^

Can he take over at Illinois?  His Air Raid would fit right in at the school of Jeff George.  Not sure how you'd then remember Red Grange, but some things must be accepted!  Leach would be great in the B1G, just not at Michigan.

This was awesome, and while my wife and I didn't have the big wedding, I hear these questions from her on a weekly basis.  Its just part of life at this point...


November 22nd, 2017 at 9:16 AM ^

is to refuse to do things its way. We eloped in 1979, got married in Canada, camped on our wedding night, and probably spent about $400 total. Still married while we know plenty of people who spent five figures on their wedding who've already been divorced for years.