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WATCH: McKenzie Milton talks role as leader, reserve QB

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“If my number gets called, I’ll be ready.”

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Florida State football will head to Clemson in a couple of days for a 3:30 PM matchup on Saturday against the Tigers. The Tigers are 4-3 this season, but have won 31 straight games in Death Valley. This past weekend, FSU extended their win streak to three games with a 59-3 win over UMass. In the second half, redshirt freshmen QB’s Chubba Purdy and Tate Rodemaker saw action behind center after backup QB McKenzie Milton told Mike Norvell to let the young QB’s get live action over him.

After practice today, Milton spoke to the media to discuss his role as a team leader despite being the backup QB. Here’s some of what he had to say:

“It just made the most sense in that situation... I’ve played a lot of ball, Chubba and Tate, they haven’t got as many live reps as I have over their careers and it just made the most sense in that situation for those guys to go get some live reps.”

“I just want to see all my guys succeed no matter who they are. Chubba works extremely hard, extremely competitive guy. Just seeing him be able to get out there and just play well and operate at a high level, super exciting to see him do that.”

“No matter what I’m doing in my work, I’m approaching it as if I’m playing, I’m approaching it the best I possibly can, so to me, it doesn’t really matter. Obviously I want to play, but it’s just one of those things, Jordan’s our guy so we’re going to roll with him.”

“If my number gets called, I’ll be ready, but last week in that situation it made the most sense for those guys to go get in there and whatever way I can help the team, I’m going to do that.”

For Milton’s full Wednesday interview (Via Noles247), see below: