Florida State has (at least) two capable quarterbacks. And the Seminoles should be hoping that’s enough, given how often their QBs have been hit by opposing defenses. Through five games, ’Nole signal-callers have been sacked 19 times, and that 3.8 sacks-allowed average is tied with North Carolina for 124th of 130 FBS teams, ahead of only Old Dominion, Tulsa, Miami, Akron, and USF.
FSU conceded a season-high eight sacks in its win over NC State, and after the game, quarterback Alex Hornibrook discussed that issue (as well as several others) with members of the media. Hornibrook mentioned how offensive line coach Randy Clements, naturally, made adjustments.
He also took some ownership, saying he should have thrown some balls away to avoid sacks, and he touched on how playing with tempo helps the offense against opposing defenders.
I feel like we’ve heard both of those somewhere before.
Hornibrook’s interview is included below.