The Seminoles began their first two-a-day of fall camp this morning, donning full pads for the second time this season in front of scouts from the Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, and Carolina Panthers.
Up front, offensively, Chad Mavety worked in with the ones some, but Derrick Kelly still looked to be getting most of the first-team reps at right tackle. Corey Martinez again took the first center reps, and Ryan Hoefeld practiced in a limited role. The quarterbacks saw a bit of regression, health-wise, as freshman Deondre Francois was back in his walking boot. After going down momentarily on Sunday, tight end Jeremy Kerr looked just fine. Once again, the offense practiced a bit of option.
On the defensive side of the ball. Linebacker transfer Lorenzo Phillips, who head coach Jimbo Fisher said would be cleared to play by yesterday, at the latest, after awaiting the arrival of his transcript, was nowhere to be seen, let alone practicing-- Phillips did sit in for the team photo on Sunday. Fisher mentioned after practice that his grades should be posted today and he could be participating by tomorrow. Reggie Northrup was back in action after remaining on the sideline on Sunday, as was DB Marcus Lewis, who practiced in a limited capacity. Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane returned to practice as well, albeit in a non-contact jersey.
For the second straight practice to which we've had access, Jalen Ramsey was back deep with Kermit Whitfield on the first-team kick return unit. Whitfield appears to be the returner of choice, with Ramsey serving as an escort, much like the role Karlos Williams used to play. Travis Rudolph and Bobo Wilson are the second-team deep men.
In addition to those already mentioned, also out for this practice were freshman wideout George Campbell and offensive linemen David Robbins and Ethan Frith, all of whom, per Fisher, took a "ding to the head." Defensive tackle Justin Shanks also missed practice with a leg injury. Frosh corner Tarvarus McFadden was held out once again after tweaking his hamstring. OL Cole Minshew re-aggravated an ankle injury and watched practice in a boot.
The second practice of the day commences at 7:30 pm and is closed to the media.