By: Kevin Keane | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
October 25, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has had Florida State's number lately. For the Noles to pull out a victory on Saturday, they're going to need big numbers, both on the scoreboard and from their signal caller.
As the season has progressed, FSU quarterback Deondre Francois has looked more and more comfortable, especially behind a shaky offensive line.
Even FSU offensive coordinator Walt Bell has taken notice, saying Francois' decisiveness has led to his recent success.
"Getting up in the pocket, putting a foot in the ground, going and creating some space for yourself when it allows," Bell said as he listed the improvements he's seen from Francois. "I mean, you don't ever want to run yourself into pressure like you see a lot of people do, but I just thought it was his most decisive game from a pocket management standpoint. To see him improve, that's a big step."
Against Wake Forest this past Saturday, Francois threw for a season-best 353 yards and was not sacked once, along with not turning the ball over.