Things just got a little harder for the Florida State football team.
Redshirt senior quarterback Sean Maguire, considered a favorite to hold off redshirt freshman Deondre Francois, has a broken foot and will undergo surgery on his right foot “probably Monday,” according to head coach Jimbo Fisher.
Maguire is supposed to miss four weeks, which means he will miss the opener on Sept. 5 against Ole Miss. Francois has begun working with the first team. Fisher said Maguire hurt his foot on Wednesday, on the team’s second day of practice. Maguire broke his left ankle in a Peach Bowl loss to Houston in which he threw for 392 yards but threw four touchdowns.
“I have the utmost respect for Sean Maguire,” Fisher said. “…It hurts me when you see guys that stand for the right things get bad breaks. Unfortunately, life isn’t fair sometimes and it’s not being fair to him. But, you know something, he’ll keep working.”
Ole Miss has Chad Kelly, one of the nation’s best quarterback.