Dylan Favre, the redshirt freshman and nephew of Brett, is leaving the program and will transfer elsewhere, coach Dan Mullen confirmed Saturday. No specific reason was given, but playing time could be a factor.
Earlier this season, Favre took to Twitter to ask, “Is an opportunity 2 much to ask for?” He played in nine games, completing 13 of 26 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown, and he had two TDs rushing.
According to the Sun-Herald, Favre will transfer to Pearl River Community College.
“It will be fun, and they throw the ball all over the field in the spread and that should be fun,” he told the Sun-Herald. “Plus, I will have more of my family there. It will be a good time.”
Favre couldn’t be reached for comment. His mother, Rhonda, said, “I didn’t really think that he was unhappy there.”
“He did a great job while he was here,” Mullen said Saturday. “He and I met for a while on a couple of times, and we’ll help him however we can help him.”
MSU will be with only two quarterbacks for the Music City Bowl on Dec. 30 against Wake Forest: Russell and senior Chris Relf. As for next season, Russell now has a clear path to being the full-time starter, with freshman Dak Prescott his backup.
Russell has started four games this season, and a positive for him is the extra snaps he’ll be getting during bowl prep.
“I’m getting a lot more reps than I would have at this time, but that’s good. That just makes me better,” Russell said.
Russell said he spoke with Favre about his decision: “He said he prayed about it and that it was the right thing for him.”
Mullen said junior defensive end Trevor Stigers is done with football as he tries to focus on graduating in the spring. Stigers made 10 tackles in nine games.
Sophomore receiver Michael Carr (West Point), on personal leave the past few weeks, is expected to return in the spring.