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FSU quarterback Deondre Francois shows some healthy swagger on SportsCenter

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In under a month, the 2017 Florida State football season will kickoff in primetime against the Alabama Crimson Tide. On Wednesday night — er, Thursday morning — an interview featuring ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt and Seminole quarterback Deondre Francois aired, at about the time when that game will probably finish.

My main takeaway? Francois has developed some swagger. And that’s exactly what you want from your starting QB.

The naturally reserved Francois spoke about coming out of his shell: “I’m a perfectionist, and I want to get better and perfect every part of my game. I feel like I’ve emerged as a leader this season. I fell like I’ve earned that respect.”

Francois continued by discussing how he’s become more vocal, and how that’s helped his leadership: “By holding everyone accountable. That makes them come up and play to my par.”

For Francois, this is all about about the ’Noles and their potential, regardless of the daunting schedule that lies ahead. And that begins with FSU’s high profile opponent, about which Francois said, “It’s not about Alabama.”