“At Stanford, I felt like I was going to football school every day,” said Costello. “I’d say 95 percent of college football players don’t experience that level of teaching — we’re talking very meticulous pro-style stuff. Sometimes it takes guys two to three years to pick up the stuff we’re doing.
“Then I come here and it’s — we don’t care what you’re running (defensively), we’re gonna line up, we’re gonna go faster, we’re gonna attack space. We don’t care what your coverage is. We’ve done this so many times, we’re going to out-execute you.”
“How can it be the same position? How can it be the same sport?” he marveled. “I’ve had those feelings for a while.”
I have a feeling the media folks who picked Kellen Mond as preseason second-team All-SEC are going to feel a little foolish about that by season’s end. Maybe that’s wrong (I admit MSU’s inexperienced receiving corps could put a damper on Costello’s season), but it’s sure gonna be interesting to watch.