In the wake of the tragedy that occurred early Thursday morning inside Strozier -- the main library in the middle of Florida State's campus -- football's student-athletes returned to the indoor practice facility Thursday afternoon in an attempt to get back to business as usual and prepare for Saturday's game against Boston College.
It's important to remember that these athletes are also students. They're kids. There's no telling what sort of affect a heinous act like this can have on students, and this group should not be treated differently. Thankfully though, football is, and has always been, a sanctuary for these kids. And I hope they find peace inside those walls.
As for practice, Lorenzo Featherston was not there. After missing the game against Miami and a full week's practice, I wouldn't expect the freshman to be on the active roster for Saturday's game.
Derrick Nnadi and Adam Torres were not practicing, spending the majority of their time on the stationary bikes. Chad Mavety also sat out Thursday's practice, but spent most of his time watching the offensive line, while Brock Ruble took his place as the second team right tackle.
Jimbo Fisher will speak with the media following Thursday's practice, and we'll look to find out information on the players that missed practice.