Florida State fans are undoubtedly feeling a little anxious for the game against Ole Miss on Monday. Sean Maguire won't be starting and likely won't play so the fortunes of the team will be left up to running back Dalvin Cook and redshirt freshman quarterback Deondre Francois. While Francois was a four-star recruit coming out of high school, he still has not played a single down of college football.
Francois redshirted last season with the Seminoles having several options at quarterback. Hopefully he learned enough from the sideline last season to be comfortable in the offense and use his talents to help the Noles win against the Rebels in a tough first game of the season. He got the start because of Maguire foot injury that required a screw to be put in his foot.
While there are some fans and analysts who don't think FSU will look the same or play well in the game because of Maguire's absence, there is one expert from ESPN who thinks Francois will be just fine because he's one of the most talented passers he's ever seen.
That's some pretty high praise from ESPN's National Recruiting Director and hopefully it means FSU fans will feel a little better about the freshman leading the team out onto the field in Orlando on Labor Day.
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