As the Florida State Seminoles have overwhelmed every opponent they’ve faced this season, there have been a lot of the reserve players on this squad that have seen some significant time on the field while the starters take their rest.
One of those players has been backup QB Jacob Coker. After losing a stiff battle in the offseason for the QB position with Jameis Winston, Coker has still seen a good bit of action this year.
Unfortunately, though, the action that he saw on Saturday may have been his last for this year.
Coker injured his knee while working mop-up duty in the second half of the Noles’ 59-3 win over Wake Forest. During today’s press conference, head coach Jimbo Fisher announced that Coker injured his meniscus and would be undergoing surgery on it.
Coach Fisher did not give a timetable for Coker’s return to the field.
This makes every bit if sense for Coker to get this taken care of immediately, regardless of the severity of the injury. It’s not well-kept secret that the redshirt sophomore probably won’t even be in Tallahassee next season. With Winston’s success, Coker graduates this offseason and would be free to play right off the bat for any program that he chooses in 2014.
Basically, Coker will be the hottest free agent in college football this offseason, and I think the FSU coaching staff knows that.