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Transfer Everett Golson is 3rd on FSU depth chart; Dalvin Cook still first

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If transfer Everett Golson is going to be the next FSU quarterback, he has some work to do.

Golson, who is coming in from Notre Dame, was listed as third on the Seminoles’ depth chart when the team released it Sunday afternoon, behind returning Sean MaGuire and redshirt freshman J.J. Cosentino. For Golson, that means there is a lot of making up to do before the team opens its season against Texas State.

MaGuire had one start last year. Golson started most of the 2012 and 2014 seasons for Notre Dame, including the national championship game. Golson accounted for 37 touchdowns his last year at Notre Dame, but he also had 22 turnovers.

MaGuire led FSU to a 23-17 overtime win over Clemson last year when Jameis Winston was suspended. He hit 21 of 39 passes for 304 yards. He threw a pass in three different contests last year.

Suspended running back Dalvin Cook is still listed as a first-team on the depth chart.

For Golson, however, the question is this: Where would you expect him to be at the start of drills? MaGuire and, for that matter, Consentino have been in FSU uniforms long before him. Cosentino, ranked the No. 15 quarterback the year he was signed, seems to be the dark horse in the quarterback race.

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