Golson’s status unsure for FSU showdown with Tigers

golson-fsuFormer Myrtle Beach High standout and Florida State quarterback Everett Golson’s chances of starting against a rival from his home state remain up in the air.

The Seminoles visit undefeated Clemson in an ACC Atlantic showdown after a 45-21 win against Syracuse, which couldn’t stop Florida State and backup quarterback Sean Maguire, He filled in nicely for Golson, who is out with a concussion, and this week’s starter is undecided.

Will Florida State coach Jimbo¬† Fisher go with Maguire, who beat Clemson last year and threw for 348 yards, three TDs and no picks last Saturday. Or will he stick Golson, who is 6-1 as a starter with the Seminoles and was ranked second in the ACC in passing before missing last week? So far, mum’s the word.

“I can’t judge that till I see the health of Everett. I hate to say that, decline the question. I don’t have enough information. Is he healthy enough to play? Is he playing well during practice? Has he responded well?” said Fisher. “We’ll have to wait. We feel very confident.”

The Tigers have faced three Florida State backup QBs in the teams’ last five meetings (EJ Manuel in 2010; Clint Trickett – 2011, and Maguire last season. Fisher said Golson will go through concussion protocol this week before a final decision is made,

“We have two guys, we know now they can come in and play very well. Both have had outstanding games throughout this season. Everett has had a 370-yard game. Sean has had a 350-yard game. As I said before, we feel very comfortable with the two quarterbacks in our system.”

Photo courtesy FSU Athletics

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