Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher might know who his starting quarterback will be, but he isn't ready to make an announcement.
The No. 10 Seminoles completed preseason drills Saturday with no indication of whether it will be Everett Golson or Sean Maguire under center on Saturday in the opener against Texas State.
Fisher's responses to questions about the quarterback competition remain consistent — he will name one when he is ready. During practices the past two weeks, Golson and Maguire have been splitting the reps with the first team.
Golson, a graduate transfer from Notre Dame, has more game experience. He started 23 games in two seasons with the Fighting Irish, and led them to the BCS title game in 2012. He was listed third on the preseason depth chart but quickly made up ground.
Maguire, a redshirt junior, has three years in Fisher's system. Maguire has played in 13 games the past two years and started last season's game against Clemson, when he passed for 304 yards and a touchdown in a 23-17 overtime victory.
"He is a very elusive guy. He knows how to make plays in a sense," right guard Wilson Bell said about Golson. "Him and Sean have a really good battle going on. I really enjoy being back there because I trust both of those guys behind me. I know these guys are going to make plays."
No matter who is named the starter, both Golson and Maguire are likely to see a lot of snaps early in the season. After Texas State, Florida State hosts South Florida on Sept. 12. When he was the offensive coordinator at Louisiana State, Fisher had some success using two quarterbacks, but on Saturday it sounded as if he would like to settle on one.
"With one you get continuity and the rhythm of the game. A team gets used to one guy," Fisher said. "With two, certain guys like one guy and certain guys like the other. It's not just them as much as it is the team. It's also about coaching staffs and game situations."
Bell added that no matter who the quarterback is, there isn't much of a difference from the offensive line's standpoint.
•Lyon College of Batesville, Ark., played its first football game in 64 years, falling 45-21 to Tabor (Kan.) College 45-21. The last time Lyon played football — in 1951 — it was known as Arkansas College. This year's team has 94 players, including 54 true freshmen and only one senior. Both Lyon and Tabor are NAIA schools.