• Quintarius Washington

FSU lacking in depth at QB position entering spring practice


FSU begins spring practice for the 2019 season in less than a week.

Players at every position on the team are competing for the starting spots as FSU looks to bounce back from a 5-7 season in 2018. The quarterback position is the only spot on the team where there isn't currently any competition because Redshirt sophomore James Blackman is the only scholarship quarterback available on the roster for the 2019 season.

A year ago, FSU had three scholarship quarterbacks on the roster during spring practice in 2018. However, Bailey Hockman transferred to NC State before the 2018 season, and Deondre Francois got kicked off team and removed from the program because of domestic violence. Francois was FSU's starting quarterback during the 2018 season.

So now the quarterback room has shifted down to just one, and his name is James Blackman.

In his college career, Blackman has only started 13 games for the Seminoles over the past two years. He has thrown for 2,740 yards with 12 interceptions during his FSU career.

Louisville quarterback transfer, Jordan Travis will be available to practice this spring. Travis would need a waiver from the NCAA to play in the upcoming season but can still practice with the team. He played in three regular season games for the Cardinals. He only attempted 14 passes and completed four of them for a total of 71 yards, including a touchdown and an interception. He also carried the ball eight times for 40 yards.

It seems like head coach Willie Taggart has a huge decision to make this off season.

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