When Florida State takes on Notre Dame on Saturday, quarterback Deondre Francois said he expects to be the starter. He also revealed an injury he’s been dealing with since the Clemson game.
Francois told reporters Monday that he suffered a concussion during the Clemson game. He also said that he’s the starting quarterback for the team – suggesting that head coach Willie Taggart agrees.
Francois and the Seminoles will take on Notre Dame this Saturday, and to say it’s a big game would be an understatement. The Fighting Irish are still undefeated, and likely will need to remain so to have a shot at the College Football Playoff. Florida State, at 4-5, really needs this game to have a shot at being bowl eligible this season.
Francois was reportedly taking first team reps with the squad on Monday as well.
James Blackman filled in for Francois against NC State this past Saturday.
Deondre Francois this morning: "I'm still the No. 1 guy. Coach Taggart continues to know that. James understands that but James is always ready."
— Curt Weiler (@CurtMWeiler) November 6, 2018
Florida State, after the Notre Dame game, still has No. 22 Boston College and No. 11 Florida. A loss to the Fighting Irish would put their bowl hopes on life support.
Notre Dame, meanwhile, still has No. 19 Syracuse and USC on its schedule.
The Seminoles and the Fighting Irish kick off at 7:30 PM ET on NBC.