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FSU's Weatherford beats out Lee for starting QB job
Seminoles to Start Redshirt Freshman at QB
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Redshirt freshman Drew Weatherford will start at quarterback for No. 14 Florida State in the season opener Monday against No. 9 Miami.
Weatherford beat out fellow redshirt freshman Xavier Lee for the job.
"It looked from about the third scrimmage on that Drew would be the guy you'd start," Florida State coach Bobby Bowden said Wednesday. "He has all the tools to be an outstanding quarterback."
Bowden said he considered Weatherford the starter and Lee, possibly, the closer.
"I want both of 'em practicing with a number one mentality," Bowden said.
The veteran coach said he expected Weatherford and Lee would battle throughout the season for playing time.
"They will continue this competition," he said. "This is not a season-ending contest."
The competition at quarterback came down to the two inexperienced passers when Wyatt Sexton was lost for the season to Lyme disease.
Weatherford played one play last season, spraining his ankle against North Carolina in the fourth game of the season. He had surgery on it this spring, but has been healthy throughout August, while Lee has been troubled with a sore arm.
Bowden said Wednesday that Lee's arm is now fine.
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Re: FSU's Weatherford beats out Lee for starting QB job
Starting redshirt freshman....all those 'Noles haters should have a good year.