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- Ex-Stanford QB Costello transferring to Miss. St.
- Arnett spurns Syracuse to be Mississippi St. DC
- Ex-MSU WR Wilson found dead in Alabama home
- Mississippi St. RB Hill to return for senior season
New quarterbacks at LSU, Alabama and Oklahoma and familiar coaches in new places have us eager to kick off the 2020 season.
Now that the 2020 recruiting cycle has concluded, we rank college football's top 75 classes.
Quarterback KJ Costello, who started 25 games for Stanford, is joining Mississippi State as a grad transfer with one season of eligibility remaining.
Kevin Negandhi kicks off the podcast with ESPN.com senior college football writer Andrea Adelson, rundowning all of the big offseason coaching moves. They get into Ed Reed's hiring as chief of staff at Miami, the surprising hires of Lane Kiffin at Ole Miss and Mike Leach at Mississippi (11:57), Greg Schiano's return to Rutgers, Mike Norvell attempting to turn around Florida State (20:29), Nick Rolovich providing continuity at Washington State, Baylor picking a defense-oriented coach in Dave Arranda, and why Eli Drinkwitz going to Missouri is Andrea's most intriguing hire of the offseason. Later, Kevin and Andrea remember their friend ESPN college football reporter Ed Aschoff (31:51) with memories, the Ed Aschoff Memorial Fund at the University of Florida and his love for Godzilla.
Before a surprisingly interesting second wave of head coach hires, the real intrigue in this year's college coaching carousel came with the coordinator changes.
Zach Arnett, who recently left San Diego State to accept the defensive coordinator spot at Syracuse, instead has opted to run the defense at Mississippi State for new Bulldogs coach Mike Leach.
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De'Runnya Wilson, who played wide receiver at Mississippi State alongside future Cowboys QB Dak Prescott from 2013 to 2015, was found unresponsive in his Alabama home Tuesday, and the death is being investigated as a homicide.
After saying he had planned on entering the NFL draft, RB Kylin Hill has decided to return to Mississippi State for his senior season. He rushed for 1,350 yards and 10 TDs this past season.
From Joe Burrow to Jeff Okudah, these are the players who performed best during bowl season.
Mike Leach said he's looking forward to competing in a stacked SEC West and cultivating a recruiting hotbed with Mississippi State. Said Leach: "That's what makes it exciting."
Mike Leach, who has guided Washington State to a school-record 43 wins and five bowl games over the past five seasons, has left the Cougars to become head coach at Mississippi State.
Mississippi State linebacker Willie Gay Jr. says he's bypassing his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
Joe Moorhead, who went 14-12 and took Mississippi State to bowl games in each of his two seasons, has been fired. Sources told ESPN that university officials were concerned about the culture and discipline in the program under Moorhead.
From USC's Kedon Slovis to Old Dominion's Hayden Wolff, the freshmen who started at quarterback all made an impression in 2019.