FOX Sports analyst Reggie Bush explains why he believes K. J. Costello will prove to be the nation's most impactful transfer
Georgia has added two transfer quarterbacks this offseason that each brings a ton of hype with them to the football program in Athens but when you ask Reggie Bush which transfer will make the biggest impact in the 2020 college football season, the former USC star did not mention Jamie Newman or JT Daniels.
After watching his career progress at Stanford, Bush is fascinated to watch K. J. Costello play in Mike Leach’s offensive system at Mississippi State this season.
Here’s what the FOX Sports college football analyst had to say, as shared by FOX Sports on Twitter, when asked which transfer around the nation will make the biggest impact on the 2020 season.
“Well, I think it’s K. J. Costello with Mike Leach at Mississippi State,” Bush answered. “I truly believe that, you know, whichever quarterback plays for Mike Leach, they always end up throwing for [400-500] yards [a game]. His offense averages about 500 yards a game, the only issue, the defenses also average about 500 yards a game, but I truly believe that any quarterback that plays in that system with Mike Leach — because he’s such an innovator. We talk about the Air Raid style offense that Graham Harrell has brought over to USC with Kedon Slovis, who we often talk about as well, that all came from Mike Leach.
“Mike Leach is was one of the pioneers of that Air Raid style of offense and there’s a lot of gimmicks to it, and there’s a lot of moving parts to it, but if you can find the right quarterback to run it, it is nearly impossible to stop because you got so many different route combinations. They have so many different outlets and check-downs and I just think it’s a tough offense to stop.
“I’m interested to see how that relationship works out and in one year because a lot of people including me, had K. J. Costello, as a preseason favorite last year.”
It would be the most Mississippi State thing ever if after an entire offseason of Jamie Newman hype, the Bulldogs’ starting quarterback takes the SEC by storm come the fall.
Doubt the MSU program at your own risk, despite having arguably the most interesting coach in the league, the annual offseason tradition of overlooking Mississippi State appears to have carried over to the Leach era.