Florida State Seminoles quarterback Sean Maguire will miss the next four to six weeks due to a foot injury. The redshirt senior did not participate in today’s practice. He was seen on the sideline in a walking boot on his right foot. He will have surgery on that foot and is expected to miss the season opener against Ole Miss in Orlando.
Florida State Quarterback Sean Maguire Injured
Maguire posted a 4-2 record as the ‘Noles starting quarterback in 2015, throwing for 1520 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also led Florida State to a 23-17 overtime victory over Clemson in his lone start of the 2014 season. Maguire missed all of spring practice recovering from surgery on his left ankle following last year’s 38-24 loss to Houston in last year’s Peach Bowl.
Maguire’s injury opens the door for either redshirt freshman Deandre Francois or true freshman Malik Henry to take over the starting job. While head coach Jimbo Fisher has not yet named a starter, all signs to Francois as the starter. Francois was able to distance himself from Henry in this year’s spring game. He took all first team reps in today’s practice and Maguire and Francois were already expected to battle for the starting role well into fall practice.
Francois will look to lock up the starting role in the Nole’s Labor Day opener. He takes over an offense that returns 10 starters from last year including, fully healthy, junior running back Dalvin Cook. Cook, who battled hamstring and ankle injuries all last year, still compiled almost 1700 yards and 19 touchdowns.
The Seminoles have high expectations this year. Florida State enters the 2016 season ranked number four in the preseason coaches’ poll.