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James Blackman to start at quarterback for FSU vs. Clemson

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Taggart sticks to his guns.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 11 Florida State at Clemson Photo by Doug Buffington/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s been the topic of conversation most on the tips of Florida State fans’ tongues for weeks now: who will start at quarterback for the Seminoles? The ’Noles got backup Alex Hornibrook his first playing time at FSU against Louisville, inserting the grad-transfer from Wisconsin for a couple of first-half series.

But the intrigue really began when starter James Blackman went down with injury during the third quarter and Hornibrook finished the 35-24 win for Florida State. Hornibrook looked good, but so had Blackman. The latter was described as day to day throughout the week, and Willie Taggart specified that Blackman was still his starter (if he were healthy enough).

But Blackman tweeked his knee the day before FSU’s game vs. NC State, so Hornibrook got the start and played the entire contest, which the Seminoles won 31-13.

Taggart is now apparently satisfied with Blackman’s health, as he stated during his Monday press conference that Blackman would return as the starter vs. Clemson on Saturday. Taggart did say that both QBs would see action.