Post-practice update: Fisher was noncommittal about Are's likelihood of playing on Saturday, but sounded more confident regarding Smith's chances, saying he's day-to-day and healing faster than FSU thought he would; he could be back mid/late in the week. Fisher also divulged that Kerr suffered a concussion.
The 'Noles donned full pads and practiced in perfect weather ahead of what should be optimal conditions for Saturday's noon showdown against the Louisville Cardinals. Scouts from the Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons, and Oakland Raiders attended.
Star running back Dalvin Cook sat out once again, although he was more active than yesterday, staying loose by participating in agility drills and using the rowing machine. This is no real surprise, as he also missed Monday and Tuesday last week after injuring his left hamstring at Wake Forest. Left guard Kareem Are (knee) remains out as well, and tight end Jeremy Kerr missed his second straight practice. And after he observed yesterday, Mario Pender wasn't present today.
Defensively, linebacker Terrance Smith is still out and wearing a small brace on his left ankle. He also worked on the rowing machine, whereas freshman linebacker Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane spent time on the stationary bike.
The offensive line first team is still the same, looking like this from left to right: Rod Johnson, Chad Mavety, Ryan Hoefeld, Wilson Bell, and Derrick Kelly. The twos, in the same order, were Keith Weeks, Corey Martinez, Alec Eberle, Cole Minshew, and Brock Ruble. Freshman receiver Da'Vante Phillips was back in action after applying ice to his face yesterday.
Safety Nate Andrews continues to participate with a club on his right arm and hand and a brace on his left knee after suffering a deep bone bruise.
Wednesday practices are closed to the media, but check in with Tomahawk Nation for updates from the Jimbo Fisher Show.