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Stanford Loses Star To Mississippi State, Mike Leach

Stanford Loses Star To Mississippi State, Mike Leach

Stanford Loses Star To Mississippi State, Mike Leach

Stanford lost a star to Mississippi State and Mike Leach this week.

Quarterback K.J. Costello has decided to leave the comforts of the Bay to become a Bulldog next year.

On Monday afternoon, Costello revealed that he was transferring via an Instagram post.

“I would like to announce that I will play my final year of college football at Mississippi State,” Costello wrote.

Costello is not the first player to depart Stanford this offseason. To date, more than a dozen have skipped town.

This past year, Costello only played five games as a result of injuries.

In those five outings, he recorded 1,038 yards, six scores and three picks.

Costello’s best year came in 2018, when he threw for 3,540 yards, 29 scores and interceptions.

In the process, he was named to the All-Pac 12 second team.

Costello was a four-star recruit from the 2016 class. He redshirted in his inaugural campaign before playing 11 games the following year. That season he threw for 1,573 yards, 14 scores and four picks.

Leach became something of a hot commodity among quarterbacks trying to prove themselves to the NFL after Gardner Minshew’s breakout campaign for the Jacksonville Jaguars this past season.

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