Taggart, Mullen still mulling over quarterback battles

TALLAHASSEE/GAINESVILLE (WJHG/WECP) FSU head coach Willie Taggart and Florida head coach Dan Mullen are both trying to figure out a starting quarterback for their teams. Both still giving themselves time to make that decision.

First, in Tallahassee, the Seminoles, before getting into a third week of fall camp, hosting their August media day session Sunday. Among the questions tossed Willie Taggart's way, well perhaps the most inevitable one, is he ready to name a starting quarterback?

"No. I'm not." Taggart said. "And how close? Closer than we were the first day we started training camp. So we're getting there.
Again, had a good scrimmage yesterday. Some guys played better than others, but I thought they all did some good things. So guys are still working. Again, it's a good situational scrimmage, and next week, we'll have kind of like a full-game scrimmage, so that will be good, as well. "

When pressed, Willie did say Hockman and Blackman looked a bit sharper than Francois here.

Meanwhile down in Gainesville Monday, Dan Mullen would not say he's settled on a starting quarterback, though he did say he will name a starter once that starter takes the job, it will be his to lose. That implying Mullen wants no part of a rotating quarterback scenario this season.

He also says he is aware the clock is ticking towards that opener against Charleston Southern a week from Saturday.

"We've got 12 days before we kick it off." Mullen said I'm fired up, I know our coaches are. I think after...you get in the scrimmage last night, you get in the Swamp, you get to go play, you get excited. The next time you get in there, 90 thousand people will be packing the Swamp. And the excitement, the energy you feel from that, you know, that always gets you fired up and excited. It gets you a little nervous, make sure all the things that we need to cover we get covered."