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FSU football practice report: ‘Noles close fall camp

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

Dontavious Jackson

Post-practice update:

  • Jimbo Fisher confirmed after practice that while it is possible that Sean Maguire could be ready for the Ole Miss game, Deondre Francois has officially been named the starter for that contest.
  • Fisher also said that Nate Andrews would be back practicing next week; he was happy with the day that Ricky Aguayo had kicking, too.

Today saw the culmination of the Seminoles’ 2016 fall camp, as FSU worked out in full pads while temperatures in the mid 90s baked Tallahassee.

Injured/Absent

These ‘Noles did not work out today:

  • QB Malik Henry (suspension)
  • OL Cole Minshew (concussion)
  • OL Corey Martinez (leg)
  • DL Darvin Taylor II (shoulder)
  • DE Keith Bryant (foot)
  • DB Nate Andrews (calf)

Offense

  • Sean Maguire practiced for the second straight day coming off an ankle injury, but did so in a limited capacity behind Deondre Francois and J.J. Cosentino.
  • The offensive-line depth, left to right, looked like this for the ones: Rod Johnson, Kareem Are, Alec Eberle, Wilson Bell, and Rick Leonard. The second team consisted of Derrick Kelly, David Robbins, Andrew Boselli, Landon Dickerson, and Brock Ruble. The third stringers were Abdul Bello, Ethan Frith, Baveon Johnson, Joshua Peters, and Josh Ball. For the first time this fall, the three-deep OL remained the same for two straight days; we may be closing in on a look at week-one depth.
  • Starting recievers remain Bobo Wilson, Kermit Whitfield, and Travis Rudolph. The twos were Ermon Lane, Nyqwan Murray, and Pigg Harrison.

Defense

  • The starters remained the same as yesterday— when FSU is in its 4-2-5, Marcus Lewis plays the star. When in its 3-4, Jacob Pugh is in for Lewis. Freshman LB Dontavious Jackson returned to practice after missing time due to a family situation.

Special Teams

  • The starting kick returners, at present, are Whitfield and Wilson, with up-backs of Ryan Izzo, Fred Jones, and Freddie Stevenson. The second-team deep men were Ryan Green and Tarvarus McFadden behind Gabe Nabers, Jeremy Kerr, and Mavin Saunders. Ricky Aguayo and Logan Tyler again shared place-kicking duties. FSU is working quite a bit on getting the field-goal team onto the field for a quick try, as if to simulate the end of a half or game.

Up Next

Be sure to check back here later for updates, as Jimbo Fisher will speak with us after practice. We’ll also chat with some players.