ORLANDO, Fla. -- Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher is no stranger to opening the season with a redshirt freshman starter at quarterback.It worked out pretty well for the Seminoles three years ago with a guy named Jameis Winston, who won the Heisman Trophy as a redshirt freshman and led FSU to the 2013 national championship.Enter Deondre Francois, another redshirt freshman Fisher has been bullish about since the spring. Francois is set to make his first start Monday when No. 4 Florida State goes up against No. 11 Ole Miss (8 p.m. ET, ESPN) at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. Fisher seems more eager than antsy to see what Francois can do, even though the quarterback is a youngster on such a big stage.Part of that is Francois can play and has proved it on the Seminoles practice field. But another part is that the guy getting Francois ready to play has a proven track record when it comes to developing quarterbacks, and that goes for quarterbacks of all different styles and at a couple different places.Randy Sanders is one of the most underrated quarterback coaches in the country. He might not have the same fanfare as some of the other so-called quarterback gurus around the country, but Sanders has a résumé that puts fanfare to shame.Hes a great quarterbacks coach, the best Ive been around, said former Kentucky coach Joker Phillips, whos now working as a quality control assistant on Urban Meyers staff at Ohio State. Hes honest with his players, able to coach his guys hard because of his relationship with them and has a great football mind.Sanders, who doesnt do media interviews per Fishers policy at FSU, has worked with everybody from Peyton Manning to Tee Martin to Randall Cobb to Winston.The year after Manning left Tennessee, the Vols won the national championship with Martin taking over as quarterback. Sanders first game as Tennessees play-caller came in the 1998 national championship game after David Cutcliffe left his post as offensive coordinator to take the Ole Miss head coaching job.I just remember how calm he was, that nothing really rattled him, said Martin, now USCs co-offensive coordinator. It was the biggest game of his life, and hed just been put in that role as a young coach. His demeanor gave me confidence. Theres an air about him where hes tough on you but also puts you at ease because of how prepared he always is.You know you can trust him because of the way he sees the game. He makes you understand why hes calling what hes calling, and not a lot of coaches can do that.Sanders, 50, is entering his fourth season at FSU and his third as co-offensive coordinator. Fisher noted last season that he had given Sanders more of a role in calling the Seminoles plays, so its obvious Fisher has supreme confidence Sanders, who played quarterback at Tennessee and understands as well as anybody the pitfalls of playing and coaching the most important position on the field, especially when that guy is also the play-caller.Sanders was the scapegoat at Tennessee in 2005 when a quarterback controversy rocked the team, sending the Vols spiraling to the first losing season of longtime coach Phillip Fulmers career. The offense never got on track that season, and Sanders stepped down as offensive coordinator in the middle of the year. He remained on staff but was no longer the primary play-caller.When Cutcliffe returned to Tennessees staff the next season as offensive coordinator, Sanders went his own way and landed at Kentucky. It was a bitter pill for him to swallow, leaving his alma mater in those circumstances, but he gained a ton of support in the coaching profession by the way he handled his exit.He didnt point fingers and never spoke publicly about being unfairly blamed for the Vols problems. Instead, he kept his head down and found a new coaching home.Thats Randy and why guys love playing for him, Martin said. Its never about him. Its always about the team and his players, doing what he can to make them better. Hell take the heat, but he lets everybody else take the credit.At Kentucky, Sanders helped turn Andre Woodson into an SEC record-holder, the same Woodson who was battling with Curtis Pulley just to win the starting quarterback job the previous spring. Woodson responded by throwing 71 touchdowns over the next two seasons, including an SEC-record 40 touchdowns as a senior in 2007.In 2009, Mike Hartline was the Wildcats starter until he injured his knee in the fifth game. Sanders was forced the juggle Cobb, Will Fidler and true freshman Morgan Newton at the quarterback position, and Kentucky was still able to make a bowl game.In 2010, Hartline bounced back from his knee injury to pass for 3,178 yards, 23 touchdowns and just nine interceptions. And in 2011, Sanders got receiver Matt Roark ready to play quarterback in the season finale after injuries sidelined Maxwell Smith and Newton, and Kentucky ended a 26-year losing streak against Tennessee with a 10-7 win over Sanders alma mater.Hartline, whos now a quarterback intern on Ohio States staff, said its no coincidence that Sanders has been around so many productive quarterbacks.He does an incredible job of knowing who he has at quarterback and understanding what that person can and cant do and then communicating to the head coach the best positions to put that guy in in order to be able to win games, Hartline said. Hes a very strict guy and cuts through all the B.S. really quickly and makes you understand what he expects out of you.I trusted him so much in the game plan that if I came out and had one of the best games of my career, and he came in the film room the next day and said that I played like crap, then I was convinced that I played like crap. He instilled confidence in guys, and thats what separates him from most coaches.Winston was 26-1 as a starter under Sanders tutelage at FSU in 2013 and 2014. And even last season, despite losing Winston, four offensive linemen, one of the nations top tight ends and the schools career leader in receptions, the Seminoles still averaged 31.7 points per game while playing two quarterbacks, Everett Golson and Sean Maguire.Maguire, who injured his foot in preseason camp, may be back sooner than expected, but its Francois show for now.Theres no doubting Francois skill set. He can throw it and also has the ability to extend the play and make things happen with his legs. The only thing working against him is his lack of experience.But thats where Sanders comes in.You judge a guy based on what he can bring out of his players, Martin said. 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Lizzie Kelly enhanced her burgeoning reputation with victory aboard Agrapart in the Betfair Hurdle last Saturday - what did you make of the performance of winning horse and rider, and did any of the vanquished enter the notebook for the remainder of the season?Lizzie is proving what common sense has always told us: that given the right material female jockeys are more than capable of holding their own against the men on a racecourse. There are bound to be scores of female jockeys around the world saying to themselves if only I could get on a decent horse, then Id show everyone what I am capable of. You cant get off and carry the horse, its either good enough or its not and jockeys nowadays are taking fitness and nutrition to another level and getting stronger and more proficient as a result. I bet in 50 years it will be a much more level playing field, thanks to the likes of Lizzie and her peers, and racing professionals in half a century will be bemused at the lack of opportunity for women back then.It was a good performance by Agrapart who is a classy, unexposed type who relished the testing ground at Newbury. It seems Cheltenham wont be on his agenda as the ground is unlikely to come right for him, but he should have a big future, albeit he is clearly ground dependent.Starchitect is the obvious one to mention aside from the winner as his blunder at the final flight cost him dear. There should be more to come from him. I also thought my selection, Affair DHonneur ran extremely well for Harry Whittington and Ill be following him off a cliff for now in the hope the cards drop right next time - which they didnt on Saturday as he had far too much ground to make up.The Imperial Cup could be his next port of call and he looks on a mark that hell be capable of winning off, especially as that was only his fifth outing and theres more to come. Sternrubin was another runner I expected more from and his run was too bad to be true so hopefully Philip Hobbs will get to the bottom of it and well see a revitalised performance next time.Top Gamble beat Dodging Bullets by 10 lengths in the Game Spirit Chase, but can you envisage either of them having a major say at the Cheltenham Festival next month?Well Id expect Dodging Bullets to improve plenty for his first run for 11 months and the heavy ground was completely against him. Im sure Paul Nicholls would have preferred to have run him on a better surface given half a chance, but the suitable races are few and far between and they had to deal with the hand they were given. Dodging Bullets apparently had a good blow afterwards and they have a month now to fine tune him for the Champion Chase, a race hes 10/1 to win for the second year running with Sky Bet.Ive always been a big fan of Un De Sceaux, but thats one horse and I doubt Dodging Bullets will line up if Nicholls doesnt feel hes made the necessary improvement. Nicholls said he had the horse as fit as he had ever had him at home before a run, but its a very different environment on the rack.Now, I do a bit of running and can usually be found dollying along the roads at home well inside my comfort zone. However, when I enter an event my competitive side kicks in and I nearly give myself a coronary pushing myself to my (rather pathetic) limit! Its no different for horses, particularly a horse with 28 starts to his name. That will have woken him up and hes now an attractive each-way price.As for Top Gamble, Im delighted for Kerry Lee who has made a dream start to her training career. Results like this are just what the doctor ordered when youre starting out, even though the family have a good reputation and she was taking over from her successful father, Richard.These sorts of big-race wins will be important in order to establish her as a successful trainer in her own right and it couldnt be going better right now. Top Gamble (getting 5lbs from Dodging Bullets last weekend) obviously thrives in testing ground which he is unlikely to encounter at the Festival and whilst the Ryanair is a possibility, I wont be rushing to take the 25/1 currently available with Sky Bet. Punchestown may suit him better.Do you think Silviniaco Conti is a worthy favourite for Saturdays Betfair Ascot Chase, or does he have too much to prove now following his King George disappointment?Its been well documented that Nicholls has had to deal with sarcoids with Silviniaco Conti for some time, and before the King George. For those of you that dont know what they are (and I would have fallen into that category myself had I not owned a horse once with these unsightly and angry looking lumps of proud flesh), they are skin tumours that can pop up on most parts of a horses anatomy.They can be angry, prominent and generally pretty offensive, but they do vary in severity. The problem with sarcoids is they tend to be fairly persistent and can be hard to treat. Often they dont cause any problems, but if they are in an area that a horse needs to wear tack or they can easily catch, then they can be a devil! There are scores of different treatments and there doesnt appear to be any one truly effective method of getting rid of them.So, therein lies the problem for a trainer with a horse suffering from sarcoids (Google them and youll get an idea, but not if you are a bit squeamish!). Apparently Silviniaco Contis was near his girth; far from ideal. There is some positive news though as we are told by his trainer that the 10 year-old had his palate re-cauterised in early January as his breathing had been causingg him some problems again.ddddddddddddNicholls is always very open with this sort of information and its a real help to know when a horse has had its wind done. Having said all of that, Aintree will be his ultimate target this season and I think he could be opposable on Saturday at the likely prices.Dynaste is closest to the ante-post favourite in the ratings and I hope we see the horse we know and love on Saturday. David Pipe has also filled us in with the important piece of information that his grey has had a breathing operation since his moderate effort over hurdles behind Thistlecrack in December. Like the favourite, he has plenty to prove too, but nothing else jumps out at me in the field and he gets my vote after a couple of decent efforts over fences prior to that when he was obviously struggling with his breathing.The weights were revealed for the Crabbies Grand National on Tuesday - is there anything that stands out as a knocking good ante-post bet for the great race at this early stage?Well, as much as Id love to see Many Clouds emulate Rummy and win back to back Grand Nationals for his enthusiastic owner Trevor Hemmings, I think it will be an almighty achievement if he can repeat the performance with top weight this year. So, hes out for me, certainly as 12/1 favourite.Gordon Elliott leapt into our consciousness when sending out Silver Birch to win the 2007 Grand National in the early days of his training career. He has some interesting entries including former French trained Ucello Conti who is currently a 33/1 shot. The horse has 10st 8lb which is an attractive weight and ensures hell get a run. Having jumped round Auteuil on many occasions the fences at Aintree wont seem out of the ordinary and he has only fallen once in a 28-race career. He has a couple of entries next weekend and Ill be watching him with interest.Don Poli is a 25/1 shot and he of course beat Many Clouds at Aintree in December. He strikes me as the type of horse that could take to the National and he certainly has plenty of class. He is still only seven years old though and maybe hes one for next season; he has the Gold Cup on his agenda first and Willie Mullins will take a view on the National after that. The same comments apply to stable mate Valseur Lido, while Boston Bob (66/1) and Sir Des Champs (40/1) also hail from the Mullins powerhouse along with Ballycasey who was brought down last year.The Druids Nephew is a horse that deserves better luck this time round. Neil Mulhollands nine-year-old has bang on 11 stone and was going well when falling five out last year. He is 20/1 with Sky Bet and Id be happy enough to be holding an antepost voucher for him. He is entered up at Kempton next weekend.Is there anything in Haydocks Betfred Grand National Trial on Saturday, or the At The Races Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse, that youll be monitoring closely with Aintree in mind?I fancied David Pipes Broadway Buffalo as my National horse at the beginning of the season and hes currently 50/1 with Sky Bet for the big race, but we havent seen much of him this season. He is entered to run in both the Celebration Chase at Ascot and the Grand National Trial at Haydock (10/1 with Sky Bet) this weekend and I cant wait to see him back on track.He last ran at Auteuil in Paris in November over hurdles and he must have given handicapper Phil Smith a headache when it came to allotting him a weight for Aintree. Unfortunately he has only been given 10 stone and I dont think that will be enough to get him in the race in April. You never know though and Ill be keeping a close eye on him this weekend.Shutthefrontdoor is also entered up, although not in either of those races. Hes in the Celebration Chase at Ascot and over hurdles at Haydock. Shutthefrontdoor was Sir Anthony McCoys ride in the National last year where he faded into fifth. He has had a spin over hurdles this season back in November and I wont be writing off his chances at Aintree as lasts years run will have been informative for the horse and connections.He doesnt enjoy a slog in the mud and his stable hasnt been firing on all cylinders, so its as well he has stayed home at Jackdaws Castle rather than have the guts pulled out of him in the mud - hes 18/1 for the National and a key player. In the same ownership, Cause of Causes is one to watch in the Bobbyjo Chase. He has stamina to burn and was staying on in eighth in the National last year, although he isnt guaranteed to get a run come April 9.And finally...On a final note, it was a real blow to hear that Faugheen has injured a suspensory and will miss the Cheltenham Festival. That has thrown the Champion Hurdle wide open and Im not sure Id be dashing to take the 2/1 on offer now for Annie Power after her reappearance at Punchestown. Not that she wasnt impressive: she did exactly what you would like to see, but thats short enough given that she is basically untested at top level against the boys.Nichols Canyon has generally played second fiddle to the headline horses from the same stable but did beat Faugheen earlier in the season and the 5/1 about him looks more attractive. Its also worth remembering that My Tent Or Yours is still on the radar and was second in the race in 2014 having filled the same spot in the Supreme the season before. With Faugheen out, at 8/1 hes not an unattractive price even if we havent seen him since April 2014. Sky Bet offer non-runner, no bet in the race - good news for those who backed Faugheen recently! Also See: Live results service Full racecards Get Sky Sports ' ' '