Report: Florida State QB Christian Ponder Won't Start Against Virginia Tech

From the Tallahassee Democrat (H/T Tomahawk Nation):

Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder is not expected to start in tonight's ACC championship game against Virginia Tech in Charlottesville, N.C.

Although Ponder has been medically cleared to play, sources have told the Tallahassee Democrat that FSU Coach Jimbo Fisher is going to start sophomore EJ Manuel instead.

Ponder hurt his elbow against Boston College and has been battling the injury since. He did not play against Clemson on Nov. 13, in a game Manuel led the Seminoles to a last-second 16-13 win. In that game, Manuel was 15-for-24 (63.5 percent) for 210 yards (8.8 ypa) with no touchdowns and an interceptions.

The Noles also ran some option in that game and Manuel carried the ball 15 times for 71 yards (4.7 ypc) and a touchdown. Overall, the Noles had 97 rushing yards on 30 attempts (3.2 ypc) against Clemson.

Surely, we prepared for both quarterbacks, right? Right?!

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