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FSU football practice report: Second scrimmage of fall camp

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

WR Kermit Whitfield makes turns after a catch.
WR Kermit Whitfield makes turns after a catch.

With two weeks until their opening game against the Texas State Bobcats, the Florida State football team returned to Doak Campbell Stadium for the third time this month on a blistering hot Saturday afternoon for their second scrimmage of fall camp.

Offense

Sean Maguire and Everett Golson alternated reps with the 1s for the portion of practice that we were able to see. After missing a few practices with a quad injury, Mario Pender was a full participant in practice for the second straight day. Alec Eberle, who spent the early portion of fall camp working with the 2s at center,  was with the 1s again today and Corey Martinez took the reps at C with the 2s. Chad Mavety continued to work out with the 2s as well while Derrick Kelly remained with the 1s at right tackle, where he has been throughout fall camp. Tight end Jeremy Kerr was a full participant again as well. Ryan Hoefeld practiced fully for the second straight day and went without knee braces for the first time in fall camp.

Defense

Freshman linebacker Sh'mar Kilby Lane returned to full practice on Saturday, shunning the no-contact jersey that he has worn for the majority of fall camp. Freshman DB Calvin Brewton participated fully again as did Reggie Northrup, who seemed very excited to be back in Doak for the scrimmage, pulling off a spinning leg kick immediately after stretches.

Special Teams

Roberto Aguayo continued his consistent ways, knocking multiple kicks right through the uprights during field goal drills.

Injured/Absent

On the injury report, it seems that the freshmen have been hit the hardest with 7 freshman limited in or sitting out on Saturday. Freshman receiver Nyqwan Murray (broken knuckle) remained in the cast that he was first seen in at practice yesterday. Auden Tate, another true freshman receiver, was also watching from the sideline with a wrapped thumb, still recovering from his staph infection. Two additional receivers also sat out of today's session as Ja'Vonn Harrison missed his second straight practice and George Campbell was fully dressed with helmet and pads but was not participating in drills. Freshman offensive lineman Cole Minshew seems to have hit a bump in his road to recovery, as he with using crutches today in addition to the walking boot that he was wearing yesterday Marcus Lewis, freshman DB, was on the sideline again with crutches, nursing what Jimbo Fisher called a severe bone bruise and Tarvarus McFadden continues to miss time as well. Freshman offensive lineman Abdul Bello was again sitting out and sporting a knee brace. Lorenzo Featherston and Chris Casher were also both not participating (knee scopes).

Next Practice

Florida State next practices tomorrow but it is closed to the media.