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FSU football practice report: Sean Maguire not practicing with right foot boot

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One of the two main quarterbacks in the competition was down with an injury on Saturday.

Sean Maguire in a right foot boot.
Curt Weiler

After a Friday practice which was not open to the media, the Florida State football team returned to the Al Dunlap Practice Facility on a decently hot Saturday afternoon for its fifth practice session of fall camp.

Injured/Absent

A potentially major injury developed at Saturday’s practice as redshirt senior Sean Maguire was sporting a hefty boot on his right foot and was not participating. After practice it was announced that Maguire will miss four weeks with a stress fracture in his right foot.

Other notable players not participating were offensive lineman Wilson Bell, who is dealing with a slight concussion, and wide receiver Auden Tate, who has a slight groin tear just like he did in spring although Jimbo Fisher only expects him to sidelined a few days.

Defensive tackle Keith Bryant was back on the stationary bike today and defensive end Adam Torres and defensive tackle Darvin Taylor II also remain out, as they have been for the entirety of the early portion of fall camp.

Offense

With Maguire missing, redshirt freshman Deondre Francois took the first reps at quarterback once again, working ahead of redshirt sophomore J.J. Cosentino with true frosh Malik Henry working with the third team.

Also working with the first team in the hurry-up offense drill was Dalvin Cook at running back, Travis Rudolph, Bobo Wilson, and Kermit Whitfield at wide receiver, and, from left to right on the offensive front, Rod Johnson, Kareem Are, Alec Eberle, Cole Minshew, and Rick Leonard.

The second team consisted of Jacques Patrick in the backfield, as well as true freshman Amir Rasul mixed in, Ermon Lane, George Campbell, and Nyqwan Murray at wideout, and on the offensive line, Ethan Frith, Landon Dickerson, Corey Martinez, Derrick Kelly, and Josh Ball.

The third-team offense had Ryan Green at running back and, from left to right, Abdul Bello, David Robbins, Andrew Boselli, Ryan Hoefeld, and Keith Weeks on the offensive line.

Defense

In first-team pursuit drills, DeMarcus Christmas was active at defensive tackle after being carted off at the conclusion of Thursday’s practice alongside Derrick Nnadi in the interior. Also with a hand in the ground was DeMarcus Walker. In a stand-up position outside of them was Josh Sweat on one side and Jacob Pugh on the other and Matthew Thomas and Roderrick Hoskins worked as the inside linebackers. Marquez White and Tarvarus McFadden were the first-team cornerbacks in pursuit drills.

Jalen Wilkerson was aided in his transition from tight end to defensive line with some one-on-one pointers from standout defensive end Walker as well as FSU’s defensive ends coach, Brad Lawing.

Janarius Robinson, a freshman defensive end, sported the same wrap on his right foot which he has all camp so far but he remained a full practice participant and Justin Shanks was participating in defensive tackle drills while continuing his recovery.

Special Teams

True freshman Ricky Aguayo and Logan Tyler once again alternated field goal and kickoff reps with graduate transfer punter Jack Steed holding on field goals.

A number of true freshmen were included on the kickoff coverage team showcased in Saturday’s practice including linebackers Dontavious Jackson, Josh Brown, and Emmett Rice, defensive end Brian Burns, and defensive back Levonta Taylor.

Next Up

Fisher will address the media immediately following practice.

Tomorrow’s Fan Day begins with an autograph session at the Donald L. Tucker Center from 12-2 tomorrow afternoon and caps off with an open practice in Doak Campbell Stadium tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 PM.