FSU football: Noles can have success starting true freshman QB in 2020

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FSU football could start a true freshman at QB for the first time since the 2017 season. Here’s why they could have some success.

Starting a true freshman quarterback in college football is never ideal, especially if that player wasn’t able to enroll early.

FSU football found itself in this position during the 2017 season after Deondre Francois was lost for the season with an injury in the opening game.

James Blackman was tossed in Jimbo Fisher’s complex pro-style offense behind a sub-par offensive line.

The results were frustrating, not to mention Fisher had one foot out the door with Texas A&M with other coaches not doing their part either.

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It was a tough year for the Noles, losing Francois, and then dealing with a Hurricane that threw off the schedule for weeks.

Not to mention they played the fourth toughest schedule in the nation according to SP+ advanced metrics.

However, by the end of the year, FSU had won four straight games and looked like they were finding an identity for themselves on offense. The Noles could start a true freshman quarterback in 2020. If that’s the case, here’s why they could find some success.

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