Mississippi State head football coach Mike Leach is reportedly in "critical condition" after being rushed to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson on Sunday.

Not much information has been shared about Leach's situation, but coaches from the state of Alabama's biggest schools are rallying in support of the coach affectionately known as "The Pirate."

Alabama head coach Nick Saban said in a statement, "Our thoughts and prayers are with Mike Leach, his wife Sharon, their family and the doctors treating him. Mike's infectious personality and passion for the game have impacted the sport in so many positive ways during his career."

Auburn Football put out a statement that the Auburn Family was with Leach and Auburn associate head coach Carnell "Cadillac" Williams echoed the support on Twitter.

Former UAB football coach Bill Clark, who retired right before the 2022 season to deal with long-term health issues of his own, told 1819 News, "We are praying for him and his family."

Troy University head football coach Jon Sumrall said he was praying for Leach, his family, the medical team providing care for him and the Mississippi State program.

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