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Florida State football practice report: 9/29

The 'Noles kicked off preparation for Saturday's game against Wake Forest.

Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

The Florida State Seminoles began Wake Forest preparation Monday afternoon, sheltering themselves from the storm that rolled in 30 minutes before practice began. Thanks to the indoor practice facility, not a moment was lost.

Trey Marshall, who Jimbo Fisher said suffered a slight concussion against NC State, was not dressed out on Monday. Derrick Mitchell also missed practice because of a family member's funeral.

Mario Edwards Jr. and Mario Pender were back practicing Monday, but they both wore blue no-contact jerseys as they ease their way back from concussions suffered against Clemson.

With tackling being a major issue against NC State this past weekend, Fisher stated during Monday's press conference that they would put more emphasis on tackling during practice, and they did just that. Every defensive position group spent time working particular tackling drills, much more than I can remember in the past. Here's a clip of the linebackers and defensive backs working a drill. Markus Eligwe in on the first tackle..

Lorenzo Featherston continues to climb his way up the depth chart and found himself listed behind Mario Edwards Jr. on this morning's game notes for Wake Forest. Even during today's practice, Featherston was complimented during special team drills. Coaches seem very happy with his progression.

Eddie Goldman was also back, as Fisher explained he would be during Monday's presser.

Jimbo Fisher will not speak following practice, but the media will speak with a few players.