Florida State head coach Willie Taggart announced on Sunday that starting quarterback Deondre Francois has been dismissed from the program after the player's girlfriend made allegations of abuse on Instagram.

"Last night, I informed Deondre Francois that he is no longer a member of the Florida State football program," Taggart said in a statement. "As we build a new culture and foundation for FSU Football, we have high expectations for all of our student-athletes and we will not shy away from those high standards of conduct. We are moving forward as a program."

Francois, 21, started 11 games for the team last season, throwing for 2,731 yards with 15 touchdowns and 12 picks.

A redshirt senior, Francois was expected to compete for the starting job this season with sophomore James Blackman.

FSU was 5-7 last season (3-5 in ACC play), finishing sixth in the Atlantic division.

Francois is currently on the BC Lions' negotiation list.