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FSU Football Practice Report: The intensity increases as the Seminoles prepare for rival Miami

Florida State heads to Miami with two-game win streak.

Miami v Florida State Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images

It is officially Miami week in Tallahassee and Florida State football pulled out all the stops during their intense Tuesday morning practice. As the players walked into the practice field, Hurricane flags stood high in the sky for all to see, warning of the impending battle that will inevitably ensue on this Saturday in Miami. For the first time this season as well, Florida State used artificial crowd noise during practice in preparation of the hostile environment the team will face this weekend.

NFL Scouts from the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills and Pittsburg Steelers were also attendance.


OL Brady Scott was dominant when up against Walvenski Aime for most of the morning during ’Nole Drills.

Arthur Williams looked good during ’Nole Drills as well when up against Demarcus Christmas.


OL Landon Dickerson was absent from this morning’s practice along with fellow OL Derrick Kelly. Kelly is still rehabbing a leg injury that he went down with in the game against Syracuse. Dickerson returned to the field on Saturday, but still is still dealing with a lingering ankle injury from the season opener against Virginia Tech.

OT Jauan Williams was sporting a non-contact jersey. He did not play at Louisville last week.

OT Abdul Bello was still wearing a cast on his hand, but was a full participant during practice today in position drills.


The defense won most of the reps during ’Nole drills this morning.

Marvin Wilson flashed during all of his reps.

Robert Cooper is the Trench Monster.

DE Xavier Peters continued to attempt to play at the linebacker position. He recorded a nice rep during ’Nole drills against Jonathan Vickers and was able to come up and make the tackle. During position drills, he continued to work with the defensive ends however.

The secondary continued to track passes through the air. Stanford Samuels III continued to be impressive during these drills and that appears to be translating over onto the field during game day.


DB Cyrus Fagan was sporting a non-contact jersey.

LB DeCalon Brooks is sporting a non-contact jersey.

Tomorrow, the media will have the opportunity to hear from DC Harlon Barnet and select defensive players.