Florida State quarterback Tate Rodemaker will not play Saturday night for Florida State in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Game.
Freshman Brock Glenn will make his first college start for No. 4 FSU.
It was expected that Rodemaker was going to be a gametime decision. That was according to his father, Alan Rodemaker, who told Mad Dog Sports Radio on Saturday morning that it was a “50/50 deal” as to whether his son would play.
He confirmed that the quarterback had been in the concussion protocol since last Sunday, a day after he took a big hit to the head in a 24-15 win over Florida. He left that game but did return.
The Seminoles (12-0) meet No. 14 Louisville (10-2) in Charlotte, N.C., with both the conference crown and a possible selection to the College Football Playoff at stake.
Rodemaker assumed the starting job when Jordan Travis suffered a serious leg injury in the game against North Alabama on Nov. 18.
Glenn has seen limited action and is 2-of-4 passing for 35 yards. He also has carried the ball six times for 37 yards and a touchdown.
Rodemaker is 32-for-56 for 510 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions in nine games.
With the past decade dominated by Clemson, Florida State has not won the ACC title since 2014. Pitt (2021) was the only team other the Clemson to win the ACC championship since 2014.
–Field Level Media