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FSU football practice report: Friday

Notes, news, and observations from the day's Florida State practice.

FSU laced up for the second time this fall today, practicing indoors amid intermittent showers in Tallahassee.

  • Sean Maguire continues to take the initial reps at quarterback. J.J. Cosentino and Everett Golson follow.
  • In one of the premier position battles of the fall, Derrick Kelly once again took first team reps at right tackle ahead of Chad Mavety, while Mario Pender continues to lead the running back corps in the absence of Dalvin Cook. Tight end Jalen Wilkerson did not practice. And while he's still in his walking boot, Frosh QB Deondre Francois rode the stationary bike today and was not using his crutches.
  • While we've still not seen linebacker transfer Lorenzo Phillips, Jimbo Fisher did say that his transcript issue should be cleared up by Monday, at the latest. FSU is waiting on his transcript from East Mississippi Community College, but Fisher said that they know the grade on said transcript and that everything is fine.
  • Fellow LB Delvin Purifoy did suit up. Freshman Josh Sweat competed in team drills today after being held out yesterday. Ryan Hoefeld was again limited.
  • First-year cornerback Marcus Lewis came up lame and had to be helped off the field-- he was not putting any weight on his right leg. After practice, Fisher said that he banged knees with another player, but that he'd "flashed" prior to getting hurt. Corner Colin Blake practiced again with a compression sleeve on his right arm.
  • Converted linebacker Tyrell Lyons and Jacob Pugh got some burn with the first team defense today during pursuit drills.
  • Both DT Keith Bryant and DE Chris Casher showed some nice hustle today in position-group drills. Bryant is currently running with the threes-- as is noted freshman safety Derwin James.
  • Defensive tackle Justin Shanks was limping after practice. And a number of receivers stayed to catch passes from the Jugs machine: Auden Tate, Bobo Wilson, and Kermit Whitfield-- it's a positive sign for this position group, from which Fisher wanted to see more leadership during spring ball.
  • Defensive backs Tarvarus McFadden and Jalen Ramsey also caught balls from the Jugs machine and were the last two players to leave the IPF.
  • Tight end target Naseir Upshur, of Philadelphia, attended practice.
  • Scouts from the St. Louis Rams and New York Giants were at practice as well.