Those who were worried about quarterback Everett Golson struggling to adjust to Florida State’s offense and culture after leaving Notre Dame can breathe a little easier. Speaking to Jared Shanker of ESPN, Seminoles cornerback Jalen Ramsey said that Golson’s transition to the team has been excellent.
“He wants to be at Florida State [and] has the same goals we do,” Ramsey said. “… We welcomed him with open arms. Right when he stepped foot on our campus, he was a part of our family. It wasn’t anything out of the ordinary to make him feel comfortable.”
FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher also had good things to say about Golson.
“The way you [fit in] is you go in and work your butt off and you show them that you are one of them and willing to do all of the things they’re willing to do,” Fisher said. “People realize you work hard and you’re here to win games, and people will adapt to you.”
Golson joined FSU this summer after choosing to transfer out of Notre Dame, for whom he accumulated 5,850 passing yards and 41 touchdowns as well as 581 yards and 14 scores on the ground. He is currently listed behind fellow quarterback Sean Maguire on the depth chart, but that hasn’t kept him from being a strong team player, it seems.
With his experience in the locker room, whether or not he is starting under center, FSU could easily be in a position to once again run away with the ACC and make a run at a national championship in the college football playoff.
FSU opens the season on September 5 against the Sun Belt’s Texas State Bobcats at Doak Campbell Stadium.
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