Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher has named Notre Dame transfer Everett Golson the starting quarterback for the 2015 season. Golson transferred in during the summer, and has been going through a crash course in the Jimbo Fisher offense. Golson won the job over redshirt junior Sean Maguire, who started the Florida State-Clemson game last year.
During his press conference on Monday coach Fisher talked about what Golson had to adapt to and how well he was able to do that.
"First of all, his comfort level," Fisher said. "How we practice, the way we do things, the demands we put on our quarterback, the expectations we put on them. The way you go about your business daily. Whether it's individual, to team, to meetings, all those things, I've seen him grow and grow. The knowledge he gained. Knowledge of what we're trying to do. But then his performance on the field. The more times you do it, the more times you see it, the better you get at it. He's doing that."
Sean Maguire has been in the Florida State system for three years now. Everett Golson has been in the system for just two months, but Fisher is already comfortable with him.
"If you have to do that constantly with your quarterback, a very tough game to call," Fisher said. "With Sean I don't feel that way. With Everett, I don't feel that way at all either. That allows me to be more free in how we're going to do things."
Golson will have the extremely tough task of replacing former Heisman trophy winner and No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft Jameis Winston. The good news for Golson is that he won't have to do it alone as Florida State is still one of the most talented teams in the country.
Golson threw for 5,850 yards, 41 touchdowns, and 20 interceptions during his Notre Dame career. He was the starter for the Irish during the 2012 season where Notre Dame went undefeated until the National Championship game.