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Willie Taggart Has Named Florida State's Starting Quarterback

A view of the back of a Florida State football helmet.

DURHAM, NC - OCTOBER 14: A detailed view of a helmet worn by the Florida State Seminoles during their game against the Duke Blue Devils at Wallace Wade Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Florida State's 2018 football team has its starting quarterback. Head coach Willie Taggart announced his QB1 for the Week 1 game against Virginia Tech this morning.

Deondre Francois, the Seminoles' 2017 starter before getting hurt, will be the team's starting quarterback against the Hokies.

Taggart reportedly told his players the news on Sunday, per tallahassee.com:

Florida State coach Willie Taggart announced Monday morning that redshirt junior Deondre Francois its starting quarterback for the 2018 season.

On Sunday, Taggart informed the team that Francois would be the starter against No. 17 Virginia Tech on Labor Day Sept. 3 at 8 p.m.

Francois has thrown for 3,560 yards and 21 touchdowns over the course of his career. He played in just one game last year, suffering a season-ending injury in the Week 1 game against Alabama.

Florida State and Virginia Tech are set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T. on Monday. The game will be on ESPN.