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Jimbo Fisher: Experience only one part in FSU quarterback battle

Sean Maguire threw for 1,520 yards and 11 touchdowns last season, helping FSU to four wins in his six biggest game.

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Sean Maguire threw for 1,520 yards and 11 touchdowns last season, helping FSU to four wins in his six biggest game.

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Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Sean Maguire's experience will be part of the equation when the Seminoles decide their starting quarterback - but it's only one part.

Fisher said Maguire is more talented than he gets credit for. Maguire, a 6-foot-3, 224-pound redshirt senior missed the spring as he recovers from offseason ankle surgery. He threw for 1,520 yards and 11 touchdowns last season, helping FSU to four wins in his six biggest game, but he continues to be challenged by redshirt freshman Deondre Francois.

"We'll wait and see how it comes out," Fisher said during Wednesday's ACC football coaches teleconference.

A few other things from Fisher:

DE Lorenzo Featherston's career is likely over due to a knee injury. The 6-foot-7 Featherston had five tackles for a loss during his freshman season in 2014.

RB Dalvin Cook is "doing fine" as he recovers from shoulder surgery. The Heisman Trophy candidate will likely be in a sling for another week or so but is expected to be running at full speed in June and ready for fall camp in August.

WR Auden Tate (Wharton High) had a breakout spring game but still has work to do. "Big guys like that almost always have a chance to catch the ball," Fisher said of the 6-foot-5, 205-pound Tate. "He's got to learn to be a technician with routes..."

[Last modified: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 11:54am]

    

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