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Everett Golson Named Starter at QB for Florida State

After transferring to Florida State from Notre Dame in May, Everett Golson has now been officially tabbed as the starting quarterback by Seminoles’ by head coach Jimbo Fisher, as it was announced on Monday. It will be Golson who will be behind center when the Seminoles open their season against Texas State on Saturday.

Golson was engaged in an intense battle with Sean Maguire (who was the backup for Jameis Winston the last two years) for the right to be starter.

“I think the skill sets (between Golson and Maguire) are a little bit different,” Fisher said courtesy of Tim Linafelt of Seminoles.com. “That’s the other thing which allows us to move the ball with where we are right now as an offense. From coaching him (Golson), I’ve been very pleased,. He’s done a great job responding to how we do things, the way we do things. I‘m happy with where he’s at right now.”

Golson, a 6’0”, 199-pound senior from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is coming off a season in which he threw for 3,445 yards and 29 touchdowns while also throwing 14 interceptions with the Irish. As a grad transfer, he is immediately eligible to play. He is just one of two quarterbacks in college football with championship game experience.

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