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Florida State football QB Deondre Francois will start against Ole Miss

Jimbo Fisher made it official after practice on Saturday, announcing the redshirt freshman will start the opener.

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Following Florida State football practice on Saturday, head coach Jimbo Fisher announced that redshirt freshman quarterback Deondre Francois would start the team’s opener against Ole Miss on September 5th. Fisher also said he is unsure about QB Sean Maguire’s status for the first game, and did not rule him out. The coach went on to say that the team has already begun its preparations for Ole Miss with Francois at the helm.

"If you didn't think it was official a long time ago, I'm worried about you. I'm gonna talk to one of y'all's bosses. Y'all need to be doing something else."

Francois was a four-star recruit coming out of high school, ranked as the No. 3 Pro QB and 64th overall player in the nation according to 247 Sports. Last season, the Floridian redshirted and was named Offensive Scout Team MVP following the year. We wrote about Francois and the other quarterbacks on the roster in our quarterback preview.