April 14, 2012; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jacob Coker (14) runs the ball during the second half of the Florida State spring game at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State Backup QB Jacob Coker Out for Season Following Knee Surgery, FSU Career Likely Over

On Monday, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher announced that backup QB Jacob Coker would be undergoing knee surgery following an injury suffered in the 59-3 win against Wake Forest on Saturday.

Tuesday, Coker underwent the procedure and Coach Fisher today said that he will now be out the rest of the way in 2013.


With this news, third-string quarterback Sean Maguire will now move up to the backup slot behind redshirt freshman, and Heisman contender, Jameis Winston.

Also, in addition to the roster shakeup, this news also more than likely means that Saturday against Wake may have been the last time that we see Jacob Coker in a Seminoles’ uniform. It’s expected that, following the season and now with some rehab, the redshirt sophomore will transfer to another FBS institution, which he’s free to do and play immediately as he will have graduated.


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  • tomsmithdeal

    I figured as much…..that kid deserves to play somewhere, would probably be prohibited from playing in the ACC but SEC would be good. Hmmmmm……..isn’t he from Mobile? Auburn maybe. He got lost in the QB sweepstakes and has new competition coming from that superstar that they signed……time for him to find a new home…..he is real good and will shine when he gets a chance.

    • http://saturdayblitz.com/author/jorgensen/ Jack Jorgensen

      Auburn is definitely a possibility. He’s actually more mobile than Jameis is and can definitely run Gus’ offense.