FSU football has already seen redshirt freshman quarterback AJ Duffy intend to enter the transfer portal. As a result, the Seminoles will have scholarship options such as redshirt senior Tate Rodemaker, redshirt freshman Brock Glenn, and true freshman Luke Kromenhoek (if he signs with FSU).
Fans have witnessed what Rodemaker and Glenn are as signal callers at this point in time. Rodemaker completed 13 of his 23 passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns versus North Alabama and then completed 12 of 25 passes for 134 yards against arch-rival Florida. Glenn had to step in Rodemaker for the ACC Championship Game (concussion protocol) versus Louisville where he struggled at times throwing the football. The true freshman completed 8 of his 21 passes for 55 yards.
The College Football Playoff Committee based its decision to move Florida State out of the top four due to poor quarterback play, which I believe is unprofessional and judgmental. Personally, I believe in both of these quarterbacks as the Seminoles starting to prepare for life without do-it-all signal caller Jordan Travis.
However, all three scholarship quarterbacks that will be on the roster next season do not have extensive collegiate starting experience. As a result, it is wise for head football coach Mike Norvell and company to explore their options at the position to least emphasize a sense of competition as well as an opportunity to develop the young players.
According to a report from ESPN College Football Senior Writer Pete Thamel, Florida State and Louisville have emerged as top suitors for Oregon State quarterback transfer DJ Uiagalelei.
The veteran signal-caller completed 180 of his 315 passes for 2,638 yards and 21 touchdowns with 7 interceptions during the 2023 season. For reference, Uiagalelei transferred from Clemson to Oregon State last offseason. Florida State plays Uiagalelei’s former team (Clemson) at home in Doak Campbell Stadium next year, while Louisville plays Clemson on the road in Death Valley.
Personally, I am skeptical right now in terms of Uiagalelei being a good fit for this Seminoles’ offensive system.