It's been confirmed: Redshirt freshman quarterback Dylan Favre is transferring from Mississippi State.
"Dylan's decided to transfer, and we wish him the best," MSU coach Dan Mullen said after today's practice. "He has our full support with everything. He did a great job for us during his time here."
Bulldawg Junction reported earlier this week that Favre was considering leaving the program, and sources confirmed as much to me yesterday. Mullen did not offer a reason for Favre's departure.
This season, Favre saw action in nine games – sometimes on special teams, sometimes at QB – and completed 13 of 26 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown. He had two rushing TDs, and he accounted for both of State's touchdowns in a 44-17 loss to Arkansas on Nov. 19 – one rushing, one passing.
Mullen said he and Favre met a couple of times to discuss the situation before Favre made his decision. There will be no conditions put upon Favre's release, meaning he may transfer wherever he wishes. No word yet on where that will be.
• Other personnel notes: Defensive end Trevor Stigers is no longer with the team, with Mullen saying he is trying to graduate in the spring. Also, he expects receiver Michael Carr – who's on personal leave – to rejoin the team in the spring.