This aspect goes back to FSU having little to no experience in the quarterback room. I mentioned Glenn starting two games, but Uiagalelei has over 35 career starts since the 2021 season. Not only that, he's a proven winner. Some people may point to the defense as a catalyst to Clemson's success while he was the quarterback. That was true in the 2021 season, however, Uiagalelei showed excellent progression between the 2021 and 2022 seasons.
Clemson only lost four games with him as a starter in those two seasons. He's a winner, leading Oregon State to eight wins in 2023 before entering the transfer portal. This is the type of player FSU needs after losing a lot of leadership and production from the 2023 team. It's easier for the young guys to buy into a guy with Uiagalelei's resume.