As the 2015 college football season gets set to kick off this evening, there are plenty of stories breaking from around the nation. One of the teams expected to contend for the ACC title is the Florida State Seminoles, who have been absolutely dominant over the last couple seasons.
Jameis Winston only lost one game in his two college seasons which puts newly named starting quarterback Everett Golson in a very difficult situation.
Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher is excited about his new quarterback and believes that he brings big play potential to the field. There is no doubt that he does and the Seminoles are in very good hands.
Replacing Winston won’t be easy, but it certainly isn’t impossible either. He had two very good years, but he made some key mistakes last year as well.
Golson is capable of making the necessary plays for the Florida State offense, although there are some concerns about his turnover issues that he showed during his Notre Dame career. Golson possesses a very strong arm, but his accuracy is a question mark at times. He also has the ability to get outside of the pocket and make big plays with his legs, which Fisher will be able to use to his advantage and keep defenses guessing.
There is quite a bit of talent around Golson on the Florida State roster. He will not be given the task of leading the Seminoles’ offense by himself, and will actually be in a better situation this season than he was in last year with the Irish.
Golson is also looking to prove his full talent in his final college season in order to have a chance at getting a chance in the NFL.
That being said, it will be interesting to see where he can take the Seminoles this season. Fisher obviously believes that his team is still capable of making a run at the College Football Playoff, but it will all depend on what kind of season Golson has for them.
Don’t be surprised to see the signal-caller come out stronger than many are expecting and to be a much better all-around quarterback than he has been throughout his Notre Dame career.
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