Florida State’s spring game will have to be played without an injured Sean Maguire available to play quarterback, but Jimbo Fisher appears to think there is a good chance his most experienced quarterback in 2016 will be ready to go all out later this summer.
“He’s about 60 to 70 percent on conditioning and putting weight on it,” Fisher said, according to The Orlando Sentinel. Fisher told reporters Maguire will be at “full speed” by June, which should be plenty of time for him to get back his feet and legs as Florida State prepares to open the season in Orlando against Ole Miss from the SEC. Despite not being able to practice, Maguire has been taking on active role in the off-field routine this spring.
“He’s extremely involved,” Fisher said. “All of our meetings, our talking, our teachings. He’s been involved.”
Maguire has been out of action this spring as he recovers from a broken ankle that he suffered during Florida State’s Peach Bowl loss to Houston. His absence has allowed Fisher to give more reps to younger quarterback options hoping to make a case for consideration for a significant role in the fall, although Maguire could likely remain the most likely starter as soon as he returns to the practice field this summer.