VIDEO: Florida State Names Starting Quarterback Ahead of Sept. 5 Bout With Ole Miss In Orlando
By Tim Linafelt, Seminoles.com // August 27, 2016
Deondre Francois Named FSU Starter
ABOVE VIDEO: Jimbo Fisher announces starting quarterback.
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA (Seminoles) – Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher confirmed Saturday that Deondre Francois, a redshirt freshman quarterback from Orlando, will start under center when the No. 4 Seminoles open the season against No. 11 Mississippi on Sept. 5.
The news didn’t come as much of a surprise, as Francois had been considered the heavy favorite for the job since fifth-year senior Sean Maguire had surgery to repair a broken bone in his foot nearly two weeks ago.
Maguire made a surprise return to practice on Friday, but Fisher put any uncertainty to rest a day later.
“Most definitely,” Fisher said. “Deondre will start the opener.”