More SEC passing records going to fall? Mike Leach lists several ways QB K.J. Costello can improve
It may have been a record-setting game on Saturday for Mississippi State, but that doesn’t mean the Bulldogs don’t have something to work on. That includes QB K.J. Costello, who passed for 623 yards at LSU.
Costello’s passing yards in his first game in the SEC broke the 544 yards Georgia’s Eric Zeier had against Southern Mississippi in 1993 to set the conference record.
Mississippi State coach Mike Leach in his Monday press conference outlined the ways Costello can improve.
“I think he needs to communicate better,” Leach said. “When he moves in the pocket, keep two hands on the football. Some of the plays, he can read and react better. I think he read the field pretty good, and reacted pretty good, but then everybody’s got the handful of plays where we didn’t. I think we’ve got refine that anymore.”
Leach said even though the Bulldogs won 44-34, they weren’t perfect.
“We didn’t coach a perfect game, we didn’t play a perfect game,” he said. “We had a winning effort, but we weren’t a polished group out there. We left an awful lot on the table out there. That’s the thing, you’re constantly trying to chase to be your best and we need to make some progress on that this week.”
The Bulldogs return to action this week with a home game against Arkansas.