Dillon Johnson throws shade at Mississippi State coach amid transfer portal announcement
Starkville, Mississippi - As the college football transfer portal is heating up with big names, so is the kind of team drama that fans just can't get enough. Case in point: running back Dillon Johnson's impending exit from Mississippi State!
Ever since the NCAA transfer portal opened on Monday, hundreds of players have entered their names wanting out from their respective teams.
From big names like Clemson losing quarterback DJ Uiagalelei, to programs like Alabama that experienced an exodus of players amid Bowl season, the latest big name to enter the portal has the college football world going crazy over its latest drama.
On Wednesday night, Mississippi State running back Dillon Johnson revealed that he has entered the transfer portal and went out with a big bang!
In his announcement, Johnson ruffled some feathers, taking a wild shot at Bulldogs head coach Mike Leach: "With that being said, since I’m not very tough and [head coach Mike] Leach is glad I’m leaving, I will be entering my name into the transfer portal."
Whew! You just gotta love college football!
Immediately following Johnson's strong statement, the college football world reactions came flying in.
"Read the full announcement. Best transfer graphic I’ve seen [three laughing emojis]," one fan tweeted.
"Dillon Johnson is a 5-star transfer recruit in my book for this graphic dogging Mike Leach," another fan shared.
Johnson will be a notable name in the transfer portal, and while a feud with a former coach would normally look bad on a player, the junior rusher isn't the only player to have had friction with Leach.
Contrary to the "not very tough" jab Johnson alleges Leach to have made, the running back had an outstanding showing at the Egg Bowl against rival Ole Miss, rushing for 73 yards on 12 carries and catching eight passes for 46 yards while injured with knee and hip injuries.
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