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Spartans QB Joe Boisture to transfer

Posted on: January 21, 2011 10:58 am
Posted by Tom Fornelli

While Michigan State's season didn't have a nice ending against Alabama in the Capital One Bowl on New Year's Day, there is little doubt that Kirk Cousins will once again be the starting quarterback in East Lansing next season as he enters his senior year.  Which means that the quarterbacks waiting behind him for their shot will have to wait a little bit longer, though at least one of those backups doesn't have the patience to wait his turn.

Joe Boisture told on Thursday that he was planning on transferring from the school.

"It is in my best interest that I have decided to leave the Michigan State football program," Boisture said. "I love the university, my teammates, the medical staff and most of all Coach Dantonio. Coach D truly cares about me and all of his players off the field as well as on the field. 

"I have the utmost respect for him as a coach and person and wish him and the Spartans nothing but success."

Boisture, who redshirted this season, spent the year third on the depth chart behind Cousins and sophomore Andrew Maxwell. Which is exactly where he would have begun 2011, with the added bonus of competing with incoming freshman Connor Cook. One of Michigan State's prized recruits in its 2010 class, he obviously doesn't feel like waiting around to compete for a job in 2012. Which makes you wonder why he chose Michigan State in the first place considering he wasn't going to come in and supplant Cousins from the start.
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