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FSU practice report: Kermit Whitfield at RB?

News, notes, observations from the day's Florida State practice.

Post-practice update: Jimbo Fisher informed us that Dalvin Cook is on schedule and that Terrance Smith has looked "good." He used the term "okay" to refer to Everett Golson, and said Nile Lawrence-Stample took a ding to the head against Syracuse and will be checked out by a doctor on Wednesday.

The Seminoles continued Clemson preparation today in full pads and with speakers present to simulate crowd noise. A scout for the New York Giants attended practice.


Offensive line attrition continues to add up, as Derrick Kelly remains out wearing a knee brace and with a limp, Cole Minshew once again spent time on the stationary bike, and Joshua Peters sat as well today. Mario Pender did not practice, but was seen in the IPF doing some short sprints.

Lorenzo Featherston remained out, but wore pads from the waste down, and Nile Lawrence-Stample was not present.


Dalvin Cook practiced once again, seeing the field in the first half of the practice week since initially injuring his hamstring at Wake Forest. Fisher insists that the hammy is healed up, and Cook was without the ankle brace he wore yesterday.

The offensive line first-teamers remain Rod Johnson, Chad Mavety, Alec Eberle, Wilson Bell, and Brock Ruble, with the second string consisting of Ethan Frith, Kareem Are, Ryan Hoefeld, Corey Martinez, and Keith Weeks, although Eberle and Hoefeld appeared to be splitting time as ones.

QB reps are still Sean Maguire, Everett Golson, and then J.J. Cosentino, but we saw an interesting wrinkle with the running back rotation. Jacques Patrick went first, followed by Johnathan Vickers, Kermit Whitfield, and then Cook.


Linebacker Terrance Smith participated once again-- a very good sign for FSU. DB Marcus Lewis returned to practice.

Special Teams

FSU practiced some longer field goals, and Roberto Aguayo drilled one from 55 yards out.

Up Next

Fisher will speak after practice, and we'll chat with players, too.