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Florida State backup QB Jacob Coker to have knee surgery

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Florida State backup QB Jacob Coker was limping around pretty good at the end of the Wake Forest game. As it turns out, he will soon have knee surgery to repair his meniscus, and will be out an indefinite amount of time according to Jimbo Fisher.

This also raises the question of whether Coker, a red-shirt sophomore, will ever take another snap for Florida State, with the implication being that he will soon look to transfer. Indeed, multiple sources have told me that Coker has already been exploring transfer options.

Further, those sources say that Coker has been unhappy being stuck getting reps almost exclusively behind Florida State's rather porous and young second-team offensive line. According to some inside the program, Coker actually outplayed Jameis Winston in the fall, but the job went to Winston -- a decision that has worked out pretty well. (Of course, Winston had the advantage in consistency thanks to his great spring, and was already a team leader.)

Coker has not looked great in limited reps, but in fairness, the dropoff from the first to second-team offensive line is huge, and most of the receivers with whom he has worked are true freshmen.

Coker is almost never made available by the school for interviews, so we do not have confirmation from him that he is scheduled to graduate in December -- an important milestone if he is to take advantage of the graduate transfer exemption and be immediately eligible at another school.

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