It’s easy to overlook Sean Maguire. Heck, his coaches did that for most of the season.
Take this week’s Sunshine State Player of the Week award. It would be easy to give it to Corn Elder, the Miami returner who finished one of the most exciting, and most controversial plays in history. The Hurricanes were barely into the locker room when the ACC started suspending officials for the different ways that Elder’s play ended.
Elder’s part, however, was unchallenged. After the team’s eighth lateral, he took it 91 yards with the most dramatic plays ever. That it never should have happened – according to the ACC – is the only criticism you can offer.
All Maguire did was keep the FSU machine chugging on plays throughout the game.
And for that, Maguire is the Sunshine State Player of the Week.
In his first competition of the year, McGuire threw for 348 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Seminoles past Syracuse. And from the outside, at least, he has given coach Jimbo Fisher a decision to make before this week’s Clemson game.
Does he go with the more mobile Everett Golson? Or does he ride the hot hand in Maguire?
Other players considered for the weekly award include FSU running back Jacques Patrick, who ran for 162 yards, FSU wide receiver Travis Benjamin, who caught five passes for 191 yards, Miami quarterback Malik Rosier, who threw for 272 yards in his first start, Florida running back Kelvin Taylor, who ran for 121 yards, Florida receiver Antonio Callaway, who caught three passes for 110 yards, FIU running back Alex Garder, who ran for 110 yards and UCF running back C.J. Jones, who ran for 118 yards.
The Sunshine State Player of the Week is a weekly award given out by the SaintPetersblog.