The Seminoles practiced in full pads today in preparation for their first ACC showdown and road game of the year, a Friday night tilt at Boston College. Scouts from the Titans, Dolphins, Rams, and Saints were in attendance, as well as ESPN's Marty Smith, who was filming a shot in front of University Center D.
The first-team offensive line remains the same: Rod Johnson, Kareem Are, Corey Martinez, Wilson Bell, and Brock Ruble. Receiver Nyqwan Murray still has the index and middle fingers taped together on his left hand and was not catching passes with that injured hand.
Tackle Keith Bryant participated again after tweaking his knee a couple weeks ago, and safety Nate Andrews is still sporting the "club" on his right arm and hand.
Jalen Ramsey and Kermit Whitfield remain the first-team kick returners with Bobo Wilson and Travis Rudolph getting the second-team reps.
Frosh tight end Jalen Wilkerson was not dressed and did not participate in practice. Defensive back Trey Marshall was stretching with the team but missed the vast majority of the position drills that we were able to see. Defensive ends Chris Casher and Lorenzo Featherston are each still out-- while we could see Casher back any time, Featherston is still probably a couple of weeks away, per Jimbo Fisher. First-year offensive linemen Abdul Bello and Cole Minshew were both out once again, sporting jerseys and shorts. However, Minshew showed promise as he was in cleats for the first time since his injury.
The 'Noles will lace 'em up one more time Wednesday afternoon and fly up to Boston tomorrow night.