Willie Taggart updates status of Florida State QB Deondre Francois

For Florida State to bounce back from the disappointment of last season, having strong quarterback play is going to be essential.

New coach Willie Taggart revealed on Tuesday that he’ll be calling the plays on offense but who’s under center is still up for debate.

Rising sophomore James Blackman replaced rising junior Deondre Francois (patella tendon) during the opening game of the season against Alabama.

Blackman passed for 2,230 yards and 19 touchdowns (11 interceptions) as Florida State finished with a 7-6 record.

The previous season, Francois totaled 3,350 yards and 20 touchdowns through the air while adding five rushing touchdowns while guiding the Seminoles to a 10-3 record.

Taggart provided an update on the status of Francois heading into spring practices.

Once Francois fully recovers it’ll be interesting to see who Taggart selects as his quarterback.

Over the last two seasons, Taggart’s offenses at South Florida and Oregon have ranked No. 4 and No. 18 in the nation in scoring while Maryland has ranked No. 89 and No. 100 in that time.

Whoever Taggart chooses will need to be sharp enough to help the Seminoles avoid another season-opening loss in a tough primetime challenge vs. Virginia Tech on Sept. 3.

The post Willie Taggart updates status of Florida State QB Deondre Francois appeared first on Diehards.

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