This doesn't surprise me at all. Who does Washington State head coach Mike Leach ask for life and college football advice? The janitor.
“I’m one of those guys that, football-wise, I’m thinking about it all the time,” Leach told SportsTalk with Bo Mattingly. “I might ask the janitor or whoever’s just in the hall. They might throw something out like, ‘Your linemen are playing real high.’ All of a sudden, I’ll get conscious of it. Once in a while, they’re right. Once in a while, it drags my attention to something that needs to be addressed. As a coach, you’re always too close to it and may not see everything.
“You get some nonsense, there’s no question. But the nonsense, you have to sift through it quickly. Once in a while, a fresh set of eyes will see something where, in the back of my mind, I’m going, ‘I’m sitting here watching it every day. How did I not see that?’”