Florida State Football mocked for preparing quarterbacks for INTs

DJ Uiagalelei tackling drill
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State of Florida has completed its spring football practice period with its annual showcase on Saturday. The Seminoles made sure they were prepared DJ Uiagalelei throwing interceptions. Serious…

He took part in an unusual drill leading up to the scrimmage, which raised quite a few eyebrows.

Uiagalelei, a five-star prospect in the 2020 recruiting class, was the No. 2 player in the country, behind only Bryce Young. His career started at Clemson, continued with one season at Oregon State and ended with a year at Tallahassee.

Uiagalelei is expected to take over Florida State’s offense from Jordan Travis in hopes of an appearance in the College Football Playoff.

However, head coach Mike Norvell should expect a few picks along the way.

Video surfaced from spring training earlier this week. Uiagalelei, who is fat with two C’s after packing a big weight, was filmed doing a tackling drill. Yes, the quarterbacks were practicing how to finish.

Denver Broncos quarterback (and 2023 XFL passing yards leader) Ben DiNucci was stunned by what he saw. Never did he participate in such a drill during his time at Pittsburgh or James Madison, or in the NFL.

I’ve watched this 10 times and still can’t figure out why they would let QBs do this???

I’ve been playing for 15 years and have never done a tackling drill lol

– @B_DiNucci6

This is what it is about.

Just because DiNucci has never done a tackling drill doesn’t mean he’s stupid. In fact, there’s a lot of value in the Seminoles emphasizing their quarterbacks’ ability to tackle without separating their shoulder or getting injured.

Now that that’s said, it’s still as stupid as it seems.

A quarterback should only tackle on turnovers. DJ Uiagalelei essentially prepares to be the last line of defense after throwing an interception or coughing up the ball.

Considering he had a bit of a turnover problem with the Tigers, that might not be such a bad idea. Still, Florida State is practicing for choices. That’s a cool look. Maybe it should have left that out of the movie.