Quarterbacks. It’s all about the quarterbacks.
This state churns out running backs and receivers, cornerbacks and defensive ends. But everyone talks about quarterbacks. And most game plans center around the quarterbacks.
Well, two weeks into the season, guess what we have? That’s right, quarterbacks.
The best one, so far, might surprise you. The Bulls’ Quinton Flowers has a rating of 178.7, good for 14th in the nation. He’s thrown six touchdowns and one interception.
Deondre Francois leads the state in yards with 681 for FSU. He’s thrown five touchdowns and one interception, and his win over Ole Miss was the highest any of the teams have beaten. His efficiency rating is 154.4, 38th in the country.
Then there is Luke Del Rio. His coach, Jim McElwain, will wants to see more consistency from Del Rio, but the sophomore has thrown for 576 yards with six touchdowns and one interception. His rating is 150.2, or 44th in the nation.
It’s a quarterback’s state. There have been eight Heisman Trophies won here. All by quarterbacks.
This week, the water gets deeper for FSU, which has to play LSU. Florida plays North Texas and USF visits Syracuse.