Deonde Francois says he hasn't changed, despite Sean Maguire's injury
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida State redshirt freshman quarterback Deondre Francois said nothing has changed about him, even though he has become the favorite to start for the Seminoles in their Sept. 5 season opener in his hometown, Orlando.
"I'm still the same guy, still Deondre Francois," Francois said Sunday during the team's media day. "I'm still trusting the process. I'm still doing everything I can to lead Florida State football and taking it one day at a time."
But Francois' role has drastically changed in the past few days. Redshirt senior Sean Maguire sustained a foot injury during the opening week of fall camp. He will require surgery and will likely miss four weeks, including the opener against Ole Miss.
Maguire had been competing with Francois for the starting job, so Maguire's injury likely means Francois will open the season as FSU's starter.
"It's always hard to see your fellow brother go through this, but this is the game," Francois said. "That's the way it is. Sean is a great guy...
"It's about growing, maturing, being a better leader."