Florida State sophomore quarterback Sean Maguire is suddenly scheduled to play a large portion of what could wind up being the No. 1-ranked Seminoles’ biggest game of the season. The turn of events was so sudden, in fact, that Maguire’s parents won’t even be in attendance when their son takes on Clemson for two quarters.
As you know, Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first half of the Clemson game for his obscene outburst on campus earlier this week. Before that happened, Maguire’s parents gave their tickets to the game to relatives because they assumed Sean would be holding a clipboard for 60 minutes.
“My parents originally gave away the tickets to my cousins,” Maguire told reporters Thursday, per Natalie Pierre of The Tallahassee Democrat. “They were like, ‘You guys go to this game. You’ll have fun tailgating. Sean probably won’t play this game.'”
Apparently there are no takesies backsies, because Maguire’s parents now plan to watch the game on television from their home in New Jersey. They couldn’t find a way to make last-minute travel arrangements, plus some of Sean’s other family members also would have liked to go to Doak Campbell Stadium for the game. Instead, they have all decided to watch it together from home.
You think backup quarterbacks have it tough? Try being their parents.