Sean Maguire will be Florida State’s starting quarterback moving forward for the remainder of the 2015 college football season, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher reportedly said Monday morning. Maguire will replace Everett Golson after coming off the bench Saturday in a victory over N.C. State. Warchant first reported the news Monday morning following a weekly interview.
Maguire completed 18 of his 28 pass attempts for 231 yards and two touchdowns in Florida State’s 34-17 victory over the Wolfpack. He stepped in for a struggling Golson, who completed five of his nine passes, but two others were picked off and he lost a fumble. Golson did not play the two games prior to the N.C. State game due to injury. To date, Golson has completed 66.7 percent of his passes for 1,711 yards and 11 touchdowns with three interceptions. Consistency has been a problem for Golson, just as it was last season at Notre Dame, which led to Malik Zaire building momentum to get playing time down the stretch of the 2014 season in South Bend.
Maguire, a junior, has completed 64 percent of his passes this season for 816 yards and six touchdowns when given the opportunity to play. After serving as the backup to Jameis Winston last season, Maguire was thought to be the likely starter for the Seminoles this season until the news of Golson’s transfer to Tallahassee popped up. It was assumed by many Golson would be Florida State’s starter, although Fisher held a competition for the job over the summer, which eventually awarded the job to the newcomer from Notre Dame.