FSU soccer is in the midst of a lifestyle transform where by opposition at each individual situation is the expectation.
FSU soccer skipped on landing a higher faculty quarterback in the 2019 recruiting course. I discussed how it was a bad appear optics wise, but would not seriously affect the forthcoming period previously this week.
In simple fact, I assume it’s really a excellent matter the Noles skipped on Lance Legendre in the grand scheme of items.
Stick to me back to the offseason prior to the 2016 period. Deondre Francois experienced redshirted the previous year when Sean Maguire and Everett Golson took starting off snaps.
Golson was a graduate transfer who exhausted his eligibility soon after that period which still left Maguire and Malik Henry who enrolled early in the 2016 spring semester.
It was predicted for Henry to redshirt and Maguire was hampered by a foot personal injury experienced in fall camp which opened the doorway for Francois to seize the starting off work.
Francios goes as a result of the 2016 period as the starter and Maguire graduates with FSU signing Bailey Hockman and James Blackman in the 2017 recruiting cycle.
Hockman enrolled early but was predicted to redshirt alongside with James Blackman who didn’t enroll right until the summertime when Malik Henry was dismissed from the staff.
Guess what that intended?
There seriously wasn’t any opposition for Deondre Francois’s work heading into that period. I totally feel that is one particular cause why Francois formulated the attitude/persona that he did.
He realized he was heading to be the starting off QB and didn’t have a authentic danger pushing him to do every thing to compete at the greatest level.
Now, I do not feel James Blackman has the similar frame of mind as Deondre Francois. I assume Blackman will operate tough regardless, but Lance LeGendre or Sam Howell had been not heading to problem him for the starting off work heading into 2019.
Which is why it’s tremendous essential to carry in a graduate transfer quarterback this summertime. Yes, Blackman will very likely set in the needed operate but possessing somebody pushing him changes the match.
It is just like working the forty by yourself and then really racing somebody that’s able of beating you. The odds of you working more rapidly for the reason that you have opposition are significantly greater than working solo.
I feel Blackman has compensated his dues, but I also feel Willie Taggart must keep himself accountable in regards to setting up a true opposition at each individual situation to go on the lifestyle transform with FSU soccer.
Blackman been at FSU two years and will have a 6 thirty day period head start off around whoever decides to enroll as a graduate transfer.
If Blackman does not recognize that and needs to transfer without the need of competing then he’s not the leader absolutely everyone thought he was.