The Florida State Seminoles have a tough matchup as they head to South Bend to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The game is going to be played at night in sub-30 degree weather. Throughout the week FSU head coach Willie Taggart stayed quiet on who his starter would be.
At kickoff time though it was apparent that Taggart was planning on starting junior quarterback Deondre Francois. And FSU fans did not like that decision.
Francois missed last week’s game against N.C. State due to injury and sophomore James Blackman started in his place. Although the ‘Noles lost the ball game, Blackman was effective in Francois’ absence. Blackman completed 29 passes for 421 yards and four touchdowns at N.C. State. Blackman’s 421 passing yards and his completions, yards and touchdowns were career highs. His 421 passing yards are tied for 15th in school history and the most for a Seminole since Jameis Winston’s 444 at Clemson in 2013.
Despite the success through the air, Taggart opted with Francois against Notre Dame. Here’s a look at how the fans reacted to that decision.