FSU football: DJ Uiagalelei strengths and weaknesses

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FSU football coaches look to be in the market for a transfer quarterback after how the last few weeks of the regular season unfolded. Redshirt junior Tate Rodemaker was put in a tough spot against the Florida Gators, but was serviceable after a tough first half. However, he suffered a concussion in that game, which forced FSU to start freshman Brock Glenn in the ACC Championship game. He performed how you'd expect a freshman that missed several weeks of fall camp against a legitimate defense. FSU coaches are in a position where they have to assure themselves they don't fall back into that 7-5 or 8-4 range in the 2024 regular season. Can they avoid that with Rodemaker or Glenn as the starter?

The fact they are in the transfer portal market provides the answer for you. Enter former Clemson QB DJ Uiagalelei, who transferred to Oregon State for the 2023 season. He'll officially visit the Noles over the weekend. He completed 57 percent of his passes for 2,638 yards, 21 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He rushed 68 times for 219 yards and six touchdowns. I know the completion percentage scares folks, and some folks have PTSD from his Clemson days. However, there's some facets of his game that would help the FSU offense a lot.