by Matt Lincoln
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Some of the top football programs in the Colonial have turned to transfer quarterbacks from FBS schools. Richmond, William and Mary and Delaware all did it last year. Now, it's JMU's turn.
Former Kansas State quarterback Billy Cosh is transferring to Harrisonburg, to help the team that had the worst passing offense in the conference last year.
Cosh is the son of Wildcats defensive coordinator Chris Cosh, who held the same position at Maryland before moving to Manhattan in 2009.
As a high school senior in Maryland, Cosh led Arundel High to the Anne Arundel County title and the Class 4A East regional final. He went 292-for-448 for 3,913 yards and 56 touchdowns -- all season state records. Cosh also set state records for career attempts (909), completions (594), passing yards (7,433) and touchdowns (112).
Because Cosh is dropping down to an FCS school, he can play right away. The reason given for Cosh's departure from KSU is that he wants to get more playing time next season.
James Madison averaged just 119 yards passing last season. UR was second-worst at 141 yards per game, and UMass lead the league with 244 yards passing.