Breaking Down The Florida State Quarterback Battle

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April 13, 2013; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston (5) during the second half of the Florida State spring game at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State is going to open their season in just 10 days. Yet, because top-secret stuff, Jimbo Fisher hasn’t announced his starting quarterback for the season. Most people assume Jameis Winston is going to be the man, although, Fisher has been going more than out of his way let everyone know Jacob Coker has a realistic shot to start behind center as well. I’d also like to state: Yes, I know, there is no ‘real’ quarterback battle going on in Tallahassee.

While I am one of the folks who do think Winston should and will eventually be named the starter, I do see why Coker is a legitimate option at quarterback — even if Fisher’s motives are all in the grand scheme of trickeration.

It might seem redundant (because it is), but we should probably take a deeper look as to why Florida State won’t acknowledge Winston as the mythological beast that he is. It has less to do with him, though, and more to do with Coker’s ability on the field. I mean, Coker would start for the majority of major programs at this point in his super-young career.

We are going to try to break this down a little bit different this time. Chop Chat is venturing into the dangerous realm of slideshows. Here is the thing: I know slideshows can be abused and leave the reader frustrated with so many ‘next’ type pages. We aim to not abuse this feature, but to use it as a way to breakup the sometimes mundane task of reading a 2,000 word article straight through. Regardless, if I get enough feedback that you all hate it, well, we will never use it again. Primarily, however, slideshows will be used for position battle breakdowns during game previews (breaking the fourth-wall is my thing, apparently).

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Tags: Florida State Seminoles Football Jacob Coker Jameis Winston Jimbo Fisher