What Does FSU Running Back Dalvin Cook Want To See From His Starting QB?

What does Dalvin Cook want to see from his starting quarterback this fall?

The biggest question for Florida State heading into the 2016 season is who will be the starting quarterback. Will it be veteran Sean Maguire, or the young gun Deondre Francois? Whoever wins the job will have a major weapon to play with in running back Dalvin Cook. Cook, a legitimate Heisman contender, crushed the Florida State single season rushing record by more than 300 yards last season, and will be looking for more in 2016.

So what does Cook want to see from the quarterback that wins the job?

"I want to see a guy that can go out there and deliver the message to everybody on the field," Cook said. "When it's 80 to 90 thousand people screaming, I want to see someone come out there and command the huddle. Coach Fisher can trust him. The team can trust him. Just go out there and be themselves and play under pressure."

With Sean Maguire out for the spring, Cook was able to work with the younger quarterbacks on the roster. He's been impressed with the progress they have shown from the beginning of spring practice to the off season workouts before fall camp starts.

"...Deondre [Francois], Malik [Henry] and those guys, they're learning and picking it up and getting the message to all of us on the field," Cook said. "We were kind of helping them get through it, but I see over the summer now, they know what's going on. They aren't coming to us and asking us what's really going on. They're delivering the message themselves. So they know what's going on, and that's a great sign."

Whichever quarterback wins the job will have all the weapons he needs around him. Cook is looking for the guy that can take command of those weapons and help him put points on the board. 

Jason Staples contributed to this report.


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