Willie Taggart is pretty pleased to land ex-Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook. With the recent struggles at the position for Florida State, the program desperately some sort of stability.
Hornibrook was the starter with the Badgers for three seasons, bringing plenty of experience to Tallahassee. And while he struggled with consistency during that time, Taggart likes the fact that the former Wisconsin QB can throw the football.
“[Hornibrook] can throw the football. The thing I like about it is he has a coach here who’s used different kind of quarterbacks,” Taggart said, according 247Sports. “He’s used guys who are not necessarily a dual threat. He’s used pocket guys and he’s used dual-threat guys. I think with our system, it doesn’t matter whether you’re pro style or dual threat. You should be able to operate our system if you’re smart and can throw the football.”
Last season, Hornibrook battled a head injury from about the midpoint of the season, having to miss four of Wisconsin’s final six games. In the nine games he played in, he threw for 1,532 yards and 13 touchdowns.
But it was the 11 interceptions, sub-60 percent completion percentage and the inability to stretch the field that hindered Wisconsin’s passing attack in 2018. Taggart seems confident that those things can be corrected, though.
Despite those inconsistencies, Hornibrook could be a great fit for Florida State, which needs experience and stability under center.